August 26, 2013
SureWest Sports Show to debut on Comcast SportsNet; Bee TV Prep Insiders launches and Bee football chat tonight

High school sports is hitting all forms of the media - print, TV, online and radio.

Prep TV - The SureWest Sports Show, Sacramento's only program dedicated solely to high school sports, will premiere on Comcast SportsNet starting Tuesday.

The 30-minute weekly program with host Mike Finnerty offers an inside look to area teams, players, coaches and trends. It will air live each Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. (the debut show airs at 3 p.m.) with re-airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The program will run throughout the academic year.

The show previously ran online at www.surewestsports.com, where past shows are still linked.

I will be a regular contributor to the program as Finnerty and I will break down games and themes.

Here are the channels for The SureWest Sports Show on Comcast:
* SureWest channels 99, 699
* AT&T channels 767, 1767
* DirecTV chanel 698
* DISH Network channel 409
* Comcast channel 34
* Wave Broadband (Rocklin) channel 23, 723
* Wave Broadband (West Sacramento) channel 63, 798

SacBee TV launches - Each Monday, I will co-host with Finnerty the "Preps Plus Insider" on www.sacbee.com/preps
The first show is linked now. We'll explore issues, talk about players and teams and provide highlights galore. It will post by noon each week.

Bee Live chat discussion - Tonight from 7-8 p.m., The Bee will kickoff the high school season with a live chat with fans and other regional media members on www.sacbee.com/preps
We will discuss the league contenders and pretenders, the top players and the opening-night action.

Preps on radio - Finnerty and I previewed the high school season on ESPN1320.net. We air live each Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. on ESPN1320 (linked later online) with recaps, previews and coach interviews.



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