Fox Sports Net Kansas City to air 142 games this season

Fox Sports Net Kansas will air 140 regular season games and
two exhibition games, for the 2008 season. 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

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,
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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