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Metro Sports is a regional sports network serving Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, and the surrounding area. Image File history File links Metro_Sports_logo. ... A Regional Sports Network, or RSN, is a cable television station that presents sports programming to a local market. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Nickname: Location in Wyandotte, County in the state of Kansas. ...



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Metro Sports History

  • Metro Sports first aired December 12th, 1996.
  • On February 9th 2004, Metro Sports and KCTV5 made television history, as KCTV5 outsourced its sport segment to Metro Sports. Metro Sports also handles, chiefs pregame and post game shows. Instead of originating from the KCTV studios in Fairway, KS, the sports segment is fed to the station via a fiber-optic cable from the Time Warner’s Metro Sports studio, near Swope Park. Metro Sports would produce all of KCTV’s sports programming, including Kansas City Chiefs shows, sports specials and live coverage of breaking sports news. The Metro Sports Report aires as KCTV's sports segment at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday.
  • On September 11th 2001, Metro Sports halted operations and closed down the station for the day. The company called around to all other local affiliates to offer their equipment, employees and services in helping cover the tragic day.
  • Metro Sports has won, 20 Mid-American Emmy awards in a 6 year period. From the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. (2006)

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Regular shows

  • High School Roundup (10 p.m. Friday)
  • Metro Sports Zone (10 p.m. Monday through Thursday)
  • Metro Sports Talk with Leif Lisec (6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday)
  • Metro Sports Sunday
  • Metro Sports Saturday Scoreboard
  • Various shows featuring college football and basketball coaches
  • ESPNEWS (daytime and overnight)
  • Total Access
  • Wizards Weekly
  • Royals Insider
  • The Brigade Experience
  • Royals Blue Crew

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Special Events

  • Kansas City Sports Commission Banquet
  • Simone Awards

Coverage Area

Metro Sports is available throughout the region on Time Warner Cable and Comcast. Metro Sports reaches over 400,000 subscribers — 305,000 through Time Warner and another 100,000 from Comcast Corp. (2/9/2004) Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ...

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, KCTV 5 Anchor/ Metro Sports Talk Anchor
  • Mick Shaffer, Sports Anchor/Reporter
  • Brad Porter, Sports Anchor/Reporter
  • Erin Bajackson, Anchor/Reporter
  • Chris Gough, Reporter/Photographer
  • Erik Ashel, Anchor/Reporter
  • Fred White, Sports Host/Reporter
  • Kennetra Pulliams, Anchor/Reporter

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Production Staff

  • Gariet Hood, Remote Truck Engineer
  • Corey Smith,Producer/Photographer
  • Shawn Beldin, High School Roundup Producer
  • Stephen Spiegel, Special Projects Producer
  • Tamiko Bullock, Metro Sports Zone Producer
  • Joe Novacek, Producer/Photographer
  • Curtis Lorenz, Remote Production Producer
  • Mike Neilson, Chief Master Control Operator
  • Paul Bushur, Master Control Operator
  • Dave Neilson, Master Control Operator
  • Derek Kilgore, Graphics Designer
  • Eva Smith, Staff Accountant
  • Herbie Teope, Operations Supervisor & Sports Reporter
  • John Claybrook, Lead Director
  • Kayla Manning, Producer/Director
  • Randy Hampton, Chief Engineer
  • Russ Gardner, Remote Truck Engineer
  • Tony Jordan, Remote Production
  • Jin Kim, Editor
  • Charlie Parker, Production Assistant
  • Abby Vowels, Travel Coordinator
  • Jonathan Pope, Operations Assistant
  • Nick Wood, Production Assistant/Director
  • Joe Patti, Director
  • Tom McGannon, Production Assistant
  • Marcia Williams, Producer
  • Matt Schmidt, Director

Play by Play

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  • Stan Weber, Football/Basketball Analyst
  • Brian McRae, Baseball Analyst
  • Richard Baldinger, Football Analyst
  • Jayice Pearson, Football Analyst
  • Matt Wheeler, High School Analyst
  • Danan Hughes, Football Analyst
  • Theotis Brown, Football Analyst
  • Victor Williams, Basketball Analyst
  • Patti Phillips, Basketball Analyst

Metro Sports Alumni

  • Neil Harwell-Former Metro Sports GM
  • Chad Harberts-High School Roundup Producer, Analyst (1997-2004)
  • Duke Frye-Anchor (1996-2000)
  • Danyelle Sargent-Anchor/Reporter (2002-2004)

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