Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 Dodgers TV Schedule

Just announced. From the Dodgers.

Opening series against Giants will include three nationally televised games

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced their 2011 regular season broadcast schedule, which includes approximately two thirds of games on television on PRIME TICKET and one third on KCAL 9.  National and regional telecasts on FOX and ESPN complete the schedule and many Dodger home and road games will be available in Spanish on Time Warner Cable. On the radio, fans can listen to all games on KABC 790 and in Spanish on Univision Radio’s KTNQ 1020.

The Dodgers begin the season on ESPN’s Thursday Night Baseball when they take on the Giants at 5:00 p.m. on Opening Day on March 31. Prior to the first pitch, PRIME TICKET will deliver a special one-hour pre-game show from Dodger Stadium beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The Dodgers are broadcast nationally again on Saturday, April 2 on FOX and Sunday, April 3 on ESPN2.

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, entering an unprecedented 62nd season as the “Voice of the Dodgers,” will call all televised Dodger home games.  He'll also handle the road telecasts against the team’s National League West and American League West Division opponents. Scully’s 61 years of service constitute the longest tenure of any broadcaster in sports history.

For road games against non-NL West opponents, the broadcast booth will be manned by former Major Leaguer Steve Lyons, who is returning for his seventh season as an analyst on Dodger telecasts, and Eric Collins, who is entering his third season calling Dodger baseball.

The Dodgers’ English-language radio broadcast will be led by the award-winning team of Rick Monday and Charley Steiner. Monday begins his 18th season as a Dodger broadcaster and 26th overall with the organization, including eight as a player. Steiner enters his seventh season as a play-by-play announcer for the team.

Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez and legendary Dodger pitcher Fernando Valenzuela will call the action in Spanish for the Dodgers. Jarrín enters his 53rd season in the Dodgers’ Spanish-language radio booth and Yñiguez will begin his 13th, after leading the Spanish-language telecast on Time Warner Cable last season. Valenzuela enters his ninth season calling games for the Dodgers after a 17-year playing career.
On Time Warner Cable channel 858, thirty Dodger home games will be broadcast in Spanish. Entering its second season broadcasting Dodger games in Spanish, Time Warner Cable’s channel 858 will have Yñiguez joined in the television booth by Dodger Coach Manny Mota.

PRIME TICKET enters its 15th season as a telecast partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. 2011 Dodger season coverage on PRIME TICKET will again feature “Dodgers Live” pre- and post-game shows led by Patrick O’Neal, Jim Watson, Steve Lyons and Michael Eaves. PRIME TICKET and sister network, FOX Sports West have provided local sports coverage to Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii for 25 years. 

KCAL 9 is in its sixth season as the over-the-air broadcast home of the Dodgers and will once again present all of its regular season Dodger game broadcasts in high definition. KCAL 9’s Dodger gameday coverage will include the station’s THINK BLUE TV pre-game show with sports anchor Gary Miller and former Dodger Eric Karros. KCAL 9 and sister station CBS 2 also provide comprehensive year-round Dodger coverage on their nightly sports show Sports Central.

Talkradio 790 KABC enters its fourth season as the flagship radio station for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game coverage on KABC includes a pre-game show led by Monday and Steiner and post-game Dodger Talk with Joe Block and Josh Suchon.

Dodger games this season will be available in Spanish on Univision Radio KTNQ 1020AM, which had previously carried the Dodgers from 1979-86. The new Dodger broadcast partner will broadcast all 162 regular season games in addition to eight Spring Training games and all potential postseason games.

Other Dodger games televised nationally will include June 6 at PHI on ESPN and May 14 vs. ARI, June 4 at CIN, June 25 vs. LAA, Aug. 20 at COL, Aug. 27 vs. COL and Sept. 10 at SF on FOX. Other games may be selected for national telecasts as the season progresses.

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