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For the similarly named television station currently airing in Canada, see The Score Television Network.

SCORE was a joint venture with Financial News Network which aired sports-themed programming in the 1980s. It began in 1985 and shut down six years later. It was renamed FNN Sports in 1990 when FNN decided to go with a 24-hour feed on weekdays. FNN itself folded in 1991.

SCORE used a sports ticker or crawl to update scores at the bottom of the screen. As it was a co-venture with FNN, a stock ticker was often shown across the bottom of the screen. SCORE provided scores and highlight updates every half-hour.

SCORE had several shows that were televised versions of what sports talk radio is today. SCORE featured some professional sporting events, live call-in shows, and sports news shows. Live sporting events included professional wrestling, MISL soccer, college basketball, the CFL and boxing. It also broadcast a couple NASCAR races in 1988 that were originally slated for SETN before it folded. Its most popular show was Time Out for Trivia, hosted by Todd Donoho. Other call-in shows included The Fan Speaks Out, The Final Score, and The Sports Collector. News shows featured included Tennis Talk, a baseball program called The Hot Stove League, and a sports wagering program with Wayne Root. Other hosts included Bill Brown, John Loesing and Fred Wallin.

The professional wrestling programming exposed fans throughout the country to regional territory wrestling promotions. These territories included the Mid-Atlantic with Ric Flair and Chief Wahoo McDaniel, Memphis with Jerry 'the King' Lawler, Texas with the Von Erichs and the Maivia family's Hawaii promotion with Rocky Johnson, King Curtis, Don Muraco, Lars Anderson, Superfly Snuka, Bruiser Brody and many Japanese wrestlers. It also prominently featured wrestling from the Continental Wrestling Federation including matches featuring Eddie Gilbert, Tom Prichard, and The Dirty White Boy.

Management

  • President: Arnie Rosenthal
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