Tucson, Arizona – The Tucson Roadrunners, owned and operated by the Arizona Coyotes, today announced a partnership with KWBA-TV, owned and operated by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) to make The CW Tucson the television broadcast Home of the Roadrunners.
Complete Broadcast Schedule
March 6: Roadrunners Vs Texas, 7 p.m.
March 20: Roadrunners Vs San Diego, 5 p.m.
April 3: Roadrunners Vs Henderson, 7 p.m.
April 10: Roadrunners Vs San Diego, 7 p.m.
May 16: Roadrunners Vs Ontario 2 p.m.
“We are excited to team with KWBA, The CW Tucson to provide Southern Arizona with a schedule to watch Roadrunners games on television during our fifth season,” said Roadrunners President Bob Hoffman. “The team at KWBA shares our vision of providing family entertainment to our community and it is great for both our fans and corporate partners to add this additional platform.”
“Now more than ever with the worldwide pandemic, local television is playing a vital role providing Southern Arizona information and entertainment,” said Tregg White, Vice President and General Manager of KGUN and KWBA. “We are excited to partner with the Roadrunners to televise several homes games this season.”
“Voice of the Roadrunners” Adrian Denny will be joined by Arizona Coyotes Manager, Digital Media/Content Alex Kinkopf, who will serve as the team’s primary color commentator. The telecast will be simulcast on The Home of Roadrunners Radio Fox Sports 1450 AM as well. FLOODstream will produce the broadcast.
Tucson’s CW can be found on the following stations:
COX – Channel 8 and 1008 in HD,
COMCAST – Channel 8
DIRECT TV – Channel 58 (also in HD)
DISH NETWORK – Channel 58 (also in HD)
ANTENNA – 58.1
About the Roadrunners
Entering their fifth season owned and operated by the Arizona Coyotes as their AHL affiliate, the Roadrunners have welcomed over 500,000 fans to cheer them on at Tucson Convention Center since 2016. As proud members of the Southern Arizona community, the Roadrunners and Roadrunners Give Back, a branch of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, take pride in supporting all community organizations with donations, volunteerism and public appearances by: Executives, Coaches, Players and the team’s Mascot Dusty. On the ice, the Roadrunners have secured Pacific Division Championships in two of their first four seasons. 33 players since 2016 have dressed in games for both the Roadrunners and Coyot
Scripps (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. Scripps’ national networks reach nearly every American through the news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
FLOODstream is a leading producer of live sports broadcasts and event webcasts. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, FLOODstream owns and operates three high-definition production trucks and a remote production Master Control facility capable of supporting live events nationwide. The company’s clients include high-profile organizations at the high school, college and pro sports levels, including Division I college basketball, baseball and football. FLOODstream’s productions appear regularly on major national and regional sports networks and streaming platforms. Their website can be visited HERE.
About the Announcers
Adrian Denny enters his third season as the “Voice of the Roadrunners” and his 16th season providing play-by-play in professional hockey. This marks his seventh season broadcasting games on television and also doubling as the Executive Producer.
Alex Kinkopf is in his second year covering the Coyotes for ArizonaCoyotes.com as the team’s Manager, Digital Media/Content. He previously spent three seasons in Tucson as Manager of Digital Operations where he also contributed to the Roadrunners radio broadcasts and co-hosted the Roadrunners Insider Podcast on the iHeart Radio app.