Kansas City (January 18, 2012) – Over the past 15 years, Time Warner Cable Metro Sports has become known for covering local sports like no one else. From boys and girls high school sports to the Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC, Metro Sports has prided itself on covering all aspects of the Kansas City area sports scene.
The network is now set to dedicate a weekly program exclusively to women’s sports, which will be one of the first shows of its kind in the United States.
This Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Metro Sports will officially launch “Our Season,” a weekly half-hour roundtable discussion program focusing on stories and issues affecting the world of women’s athletics. This week’s show will focus on the topic of women’s professional soccer in the United States, including the upstart WPS league, as well as track and field.
“Metro Sports has always covered women’s sports, and ‘Our Season’ will take that coverage to a whole new level,” said Chris Huwe, TWC Metro Sports general manager. “There are fascinating and largely under-reported stories taking place in the world of women’s sports today and we know this show will appeal to many people.”
“Our Season” is hosted by Metro Sports anchor Kennetra Pulliams, nationally-known women’s sportscaster Brenda VanLengen and Ann Gaffigan, a former track and field star and owner of www.womentalksports.com. The show’s roundtable discussion will also include different guest panelists, with former University of Kentucky basketball star Valerie Still set to contribute to this week’s program.
“Our Season” joins Metro Sports’ already impressive local programming lineup, which is anchored by a live 30-minute “Metro Sports Zone” nightly at 10 p.m. featuring all the biggest Kansas City area sports news of the day.
The station’s other weekly programs include “Red Zone” (Chiefs talk), “Blue Zone” (Royals talk), “Varsity KC” (area high school sports news), “College Gametime” (Big 12/area college discussion), Braggin’ Rights (Emmy Award-winning sports trivia show), “Fantasy Huddle” (internationally syndicated fantasy football show) and “Metro Pro Wrestling” (local professional wrestling).
In addition to the show’s weekly broadcast on Thursday evenings, each episode of “Our Season” will also be available on KC On Demand shortly after it debuts. Located on channel 411, KC On Demand is Time Warner Cable’s free digital channel devoted to local sports, business news, education, arts and entertainment. To view episodes of “Our Season,” TWC customers can visit channel 411 and click on the “Metro Sports” tab.
Metro Sports is available throughout the Kansas City area on Time Warner Cable (channel 30, 310 and 1310-HD), Comcast (channel 44 and 258) and Knology in Lawrence (channel 37). For breaking sports news and additional Metro Sports programming information, Kansas City area sports fans are encouraged to follow Metro Sports on Facebook (facebook.com/kcmetrosports) and @kcmetrosports on Twitter (twitter.com/kcmetrosports).
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