Stars Announce 2008-09 TV Schedule
Tuesday, 09.2.2008 / 6:03 PM CT / News
By Dallas Stars Staff
DALLAS STARS ANNOUNCE 2008-09 TELEVISION SCHEDULE
FRISCO, Tex. -- The Dallas Stars announced today the National Hockey League club’s local television schedule for the 2008-09 regular season. All 82 contests of the regular season will be televised in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. This marks the 11th consecutive season for all 82 regular season games to be televised in the Metroplex.
“We are very excited about continuing our great partnership with FSN Southwest and My 27, both which enable us to bring every Dallas Stars regular season game to our fans in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area,” said Stars President Jeff Cogen. “This promises to be another winning hockey season and we cannot wait to get it started.”
FSN Southwest returns for its 16th season of carrying Stars telecasts, with an all-time high 62 regular season games to be shown on the network. FSN Southwest provides quality local sports programming to over 9.6 million cable and satellite TV subscribers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and parts of New Mexico. The Stars’ home opener on Friday, Oct. 10 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets is featured on the FSN schedule, as well as the club’s traditional New Year’s Eve contest, this year against the New Jersey Devils (Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.).
Fifteen games will be broadcast locally over the air on My 27 (Channel 27), which returns for its ninth season of televising Dallas Stars hockey. My 27’s first Stars broadcast for the upcoming season will be vs. Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Versus will exclusively televise four Stars contests: Monday, Jan. 12 vs. Detroit, Monday, Feb. 23 vs. San Jose, Monday, Mar. 30 at Phoenix, and Tuesday, April 7 at Minnesota.
NBC Sports (KXAS-TV, Channel 5 in Dallas-Ft. Worth) has chosen one Dallas Stars contest as a candidate to be chosen as the NBC NHL “Game of the Week” -- Sunday, Feb. 8 vs. Nashville. First introduced last season, the NHL on NBC will feature flexible scheduling for regular season dates on the network. NBC will have nearly two weeks in advance of a particular weekend to select which games will air, and if NBC does not choose this Dallas game, FSN has agreed to televise the contest.
News/Talk 820 WBAP returns for its 15th season as the flagship home of Dallas Stars hockey and will broadcast all 82 regular season contests and all playoff games. WBAP will also broadcast one Stars pre-season game – Thursday, Oct. 2 vs. Chicago.
Forming the broadcast team for the Stars for the 13th consecutive season will be Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reaugh. Strangis begins his 19th season as a Stars broadcaster while Reaugh will serve in his 13th season as the Stars’ color analyst.
Click Here for the Stars’ complete 2008-09 television schedule (pdf).