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Royals and FSN Kansas City announce television schedule
02/06/2008 4:40 PM ET
KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals and Fox Sports Net Kansas City today announced the 142-game television schedule for the 2008 season. Consisting of 140 regular season games and two exhibitions, the 2008 television slate is the largest in franchise history. The Royals and FSN Kansas City will announce at a future date a number of HD telecasts, which will be a first in Royals television history.

Ryan Lefebvre will provide the play-by-play call on all 142 telecasts, while Royals Hall of Famer, Paul Splittorff, will serve as analyst for the majority of the telecasts. Every game on FSN Kansas City will be preceded by a 30-minute pre and post-game show, with Joel Goldberg hosting "Royals Live." The 140-game regular season television schedule features 66 road games and 74 from Kauffman Stadium.

The two exhibition telecasts will be in prime-time from the Royals training facility in Surprise, Arizona, on March 24 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers and March 20 against the Milwaukee Brewers, with each game beginning at 8:05 p.m. (CDT).

"Our partners at FSN Kansas City have assembled the most aggressive television schedule in team history, including telecasts of 82 of the first 88 games," said Mike Swanson, Royals' Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting. "Among the highlights of this multi-year agreement with FSN Kansas City includes Mid-Missouri markets having the opportunity to view more games than ever before. Since our inception, the Royals have been proud of the regionalization of this franchise, and the volume of exposures combined with the number of markets that will receive those exposures only strengthens that sentiment."

"We're excited to launch our new Royals telecast package," said Jack Donovan, FSN Kansas City General Manager and Senior Vice President. "With 142 games and the Royals Live pre- and post-game show surrounding every telecast, fans will be able to watch a full slate of Royals baseball coverage nearly every day of the season."

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