Kansas City Current announce broadcast partnership with KSHB/KMCI through 2023 Season Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current announce broadcast partnership with KSHB/KMCI through 2023 Season

KANSAS CITY (April 27, 2022) — The Kansas City Current announced a multi-year agreement with 38 The Spot to become the official local television broadcast partner of the club through the 2023 season. In 2022, 38 The Spot will broadcast eight games over-the-air and on local cable and satellite subscriptions in the Kansas City area.

“KSHB and KMCI have long been known for their support of Kansas City sports, and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring the Current broadcast to the Soccer Capital of America,” said Chief Operating Officer Amber Cox.

“We are thrilled to have the Kansas City Current coming to 38 The Spot,” said Kathleen Choal, vice-president and general manager of KSHB and KMCI. “It’s no secret Kansas City loves soccer, and for us to be able to offer several matches on 38 The Spot through the 2023 season, that are free and over-the-air, will provide a great opportunity for our audience to capture every amazing moment. In addition, we are excited to be able to offer extended and exclusive coverage on KSHB 41 across all platforms. This partnership solidifies our commitment to be the best spot for soccer in our community and for the Kansas City Current.”

The local broadcast schedule kicks off on 38 The Spot Saturday, May 14, when the Current travels to play the Orlando Pride at 5:30 p.m. CT. The full broadcast schedule on 38 The Spot is outlined below.

Dave Borchardt returns to the broadcast, providing play-by-play for each televised match. Joining him in the booth for in-depth analysis will be former NWSL and U.S. Women’s National Team star Lori Lindsey.

This is Borchardt’s second season with the Current broadcast team. He is active in the Kansas City soccer community, as he has been the long-time host for Sporting KC’s “The Final Whistle” postgame radio show and also broadcasts high school soccer matches on Spectrum Sports. In his full-time job, Borchardt serves as the Director of Corporate & Community Relationships for the Kansas City Sports Commission, as well as the Race Director for the Garmin Kansas City Marathon.

Lori Lindsey is a long-time soccer veteran. Her international career with the U.S. national teams began at the U-16 level and continued through her professional career. She had 31 appearances for the U.S. Women’s senior national team and was part of the 2011 World Cup team.

Professionally, Lindsey was the fourth overall selection in the 2002 Women’s United Soccer Association draft and is one of four people to have played in all three domestic first division leagues (WUSA, WPS and NWSL).

Since retiring, she has become one of the premiere voices in women’s sports broadcasting. Her analysis and game insight has been on Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS and other major broadcasters as she has covered games around the world.

KMCI / 38 The Spot can be viewed on the following broadcast providers:

Spectrum:                                          Channel #8                Digital Channel #1230

Comcast (Independence, MO):       Channel #5                Digital Channel #807

Comcast (Olathe, KS):                      Channel #2                Digital Channel #807

Consolidated:                                    Channel #8                Digital Channel #632

Dish Network:                                   Channel #38              Digital Channel #38

Direct TV:                                           Channel #38              Digital Channel #38

AT&T U-Verse:                                    Channel #38              Digital Channel #1038

Midco:                                                Channel #15               Digital Channel #615

Suddenlink (St. Joseph, MO):          Channel #17               Digital Channel N / A

Over-The-Air:                                     Channel #38.1            Digital Channel #38.1

Kansas City Current Local Broadcast Schedule
Games and times are subject to change. All times listed are Central Time.

DATE HOME VISITOR STADIUM TIME
May 14 Orlando Pride KC Current Exploria Stadium 5:30 p.m.
May 25 OL Reign KC Current Lumen Field 9 p.m.
June 4 KC Current San Diego Wave    Children's Mercy Park     7:30 p.m.   
June 11 KC Current Gotham FC Children's Mercy Park 7:30 p.m.
July 1 Houston Dash KC Current PNC Stadium 7:30 p.m.
July 10 Washington Spirit KC Current Audi Field 4 p.m.
August 7 San Diego Wave KC Current Torrero Stadium 4 p.m.
September 14    Chicago Red Stars    KC Current SeatGeek Stadium 7 p.m.

 

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