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Metro Sports is a regional sports network serving the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. It launched on December 12, 1996 and is currently seen on several local cable systems.

Metro Sports produces live sporting events for professional sports teams such as the Kansas City Wizards and Kansas City Brigade. Metro Sports also produces live sporting events for college sports conferences such as the Big 12 Conference, Mountain West Conference, Missouri Valley Conference, the Summit League, the NAIA, and their individual members. In addition, local high school teams are also shown on the network. Metro also produced and televised the Kansas City Royals games from 2003 to 2007, after which it lost the rights to FSN Midwest.

Metro Sports has published a book, More Than The Score: Kansas City Sports Memories.

The Metro Sports-produced "Fantasy Huddle", a weekly Fantasy Football show, is also distributed to other Time Warner Cable systems nationwide. [1]

The Kansas City Wizards Major League Soccer games are simulcast using a secondary audio program channel in Spanish.

In March, 2009, Metro Sports produced and televised live all 31 games of the NAIA national men's basketball championship in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Carriage

Metro Sports is available on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Sunflower Broadband in metropolitan Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas. As of March 31, 2009, it was available in approximately 400,000 households.

Regular shows

Special events

  • Kansas City Sports Commission Banquet
  • Simone Awards
  • Win for KC Banquet

Executive staff

  • John Denison, General Manager/Executive Director
  • Steve Kurtenbach, Executive Producer
  • John Sprugel, Assistant General Manager
  • Cheryl Graham, Business Manager
  • Kathy Nelson, Promotions/Marketing Director

On-Air Staff

  • Dave Stewart, Metro Sports Zone Anchor
  • Leif Lisec, Metro Sports Talk Anchor
  • Mick Shaffer, Sports Anchor/Reporter
  • Brad Porter, Sports Anchor/Reporter, Host of Wizards Weekly
  • Erin Bajackson, Anchor/Reporter
  • Chris Gough, Anchor/Reporter, Host of Braggin' Rights, Host of Fantasy Huddle, Host of Miscellaneous
  • Erik Ashel, Anchor/Reporter
  • Kennetra Pulliams, Anchor/Reporter
  • Natalie Moultrie, Anchor/Reporter, Co-Host of Metro Sports Youth Weekly
  • Herbie Teope, Co-Host of Fantasy Huddle, editor of FantasyHuddle.tv
  • Dave Neilson, Co-Host of Fantasy Huddle

Announcers

  • Kevin Wike, play-by-play
  • Neal Jones, play-by-play
  • Stan Weber, Football/Basketball Analyst
  • Brian McRae, Baseball Analyst
  • Richard Baldinger, Football Analyst
  • J.C. Pearson, Football Analyst
  • Danan Hughes, Football Analyst
  • Doug Elstun, Basketball Analyst
  • Patti Phillips, Basketball Analyst
  • Greg Gurley, Basketball Analyst

Metro Sports Alumni

  • Neil Harwell, Former Metro Sports GM
  • Duke Frye, Anchor (1996-2000)
  • Danyelle Sargent, Anchor/Reporter (2002-2004)

External links

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