The crowds at "Lexus Gauntlet Live" grow larger each week! Last Monday, Jack in the Box entered the fray, showering fans and bystanders with free samples of of...wait for it...cheesecake and chocolate overload cake. PRIME TICKET's roving live entertainment venue provided Jack-in-the-Box with an appropriate platform to market its new line of desserts to a demographic always in the mood for a sugar rush.
Tonight, "Gauntlet Live" heads to Westwood. UCLA Football Head Coach Rick Neuheisel is scheduled to make an appearance. Wonder if he'll bring cookies?
The first Farmers Student Athlete Citizen of the 2008-09 academic year will be named tonight on FSN PRIME TICKET. The award presentation will be held during halftime of the Birmingham-Crespi game. Coverage begins with "High School Spotlight" at 7 PM; kick-off is at 7:30 PM.
For 30 weeks during the 2008-09 school year, Farmers and PRIME TICKET present a local high school athlete with the Student Athlete Citizen Award on “High School Spotlight.” The recognition includes an announcement on air, a commemorative plaque for the student and, a duplicate for display in the school trophy case.
Nearly 700 local schools are eligible for participation in the Farmers Student Athlete Citizen Award program. PRIME TICKET invites athletic directors and coaches within CIF Southern Section –comprised of 570 member schools in Southern California – and the CIF-LA City Section – which represents 101 member schools – to submit candidates for consideration on a weekly basis.
Candidates must be enrolled in a Southern California high school to be considered for the Farmers Student Athlete Citizen Award. Recipients embody outstanding achievements in academics, extracurriculars and are actively involved in their community.
2008-09 marks the 23rd season for WEST as a telecast partner to the Lakers. The telecast schedule is made of two pre-season contests and 33 regular-season games. All 35 game telecasts are available in HD. For the most up-to-date HD game availability, please visit: www.foxsports.com/west
WEST Lakers game telecasts feature Stu Lantz and Joel Meyers in the booth, with Patrick O’Neal and Michael Eaves on the sidelines. Included in the game coverage is Bill Macdonald's interview with Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson: "Philosophy 101".
Tune-in on Saturday, October 18, at 7:30 PM on WEST for live coverage of the Lakers vs. FC Barcelona pre-season match up. A half-hour "Lakers Season Pre-season Special" follows the game, at approximately 10 PM.
All season long, “Lakers Live” will air from Star Plaza outside the STAPLES Center. "Lakers Live" pre- and post-game shows are hosted by Bill Macdonald with expert analysis from Norm Nixon. Rick Fox joins for select shows. The half-hour show - with the exception of Sunday pre-game editions, which will be a full hour - provides team access, analysis and player/coach interviews.
Lakers game telecasts on WEST are produced by Mark Shah. Doug Freeman is in the director’s chair.
Fox Sports WEST, the destination for the most comprehensive Los Angeles Kings coverage, provides a 65-game regular season schedule in 2008-09. The pride and passion that is Kings hockey begins on WEST on October 11, at 7 PM, when the Kings host the San Jose Sharks.
Three Kings-Ducks Freeway Faceoff games are featured. Ten of the 65 game telecasts will be available in HD. For the most updated listing of Kings HD game availability, go to http://msn.foxsports.com/west. For all other team and tune-in information, please visit: http://kings.nhl.com/.
Kings game telecasts on WEST feature the announcing team of Analyst Jim Fox and Play-by-play Announcer Bob Miller. "Kings Live" post-game shows are anchored by Kings Reporter Patrick O'Neal. D’Aulaire Louwerse serves as the Kings producer; Mike Hassan directs.
Rebecca Soni, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 200m breaststroke, visited the set of "Lexus Gauntlet Live" on Monday, September 8, to share memories from her Beijing experience. Here, she poses with Gauntlet reporters Sean Farnham (left) and John Jackson (right). Soni is a senior at USC.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Saturday, September 6, 2008 that FSN WEST and PRIME TICKET collectively received three Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at the 60th annual presentation at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Overall, the sister networks received 15 nominations in 2007.
In 11 years of Academy recognition, FSN WEST and PRIME TICKET have been honored collectively with 121 total nominations and 42 wins.
“As the leader in sports television in Southern California, we strive for excellence on our air every day, with every game telecast, original program and promo,” said Steve Simpson, senior vice president and general manager of FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET. “This recognition belongs equally to our team partners: their insight and access is essential to the creative team making ideas come to life.”
A total of three L.A. Area Emmys were awarded to FSN WEST and PRIME TICKET for outstanding work in the following categories: Sports Series, Sports Tease and Short Promo. Specifically, “Before the Bigs”, courtesy of the FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET Sports Team, won for best Sports Series; “Anaheim Ducks 2007 Home Opener Tease ‘Shift Happens’”, courtesy of the FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET Sports Team, won for best Sports Tease; and “Building Legends”, courtesy of the FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET Sports Team, won for best Short Promo.
A special preseason edition of “High School Spotlight” airs at 10:30 PM TONIGHT, Friday, September 5. In this half-hour show, PRIME TICKET previews CIF-SS matchups and players to watch throughout the 2008 football season.
Coverage of the “Toyota High School Football Game of the Week” starts each week with a half-hour pre-game “High School Spotlight” show. Host Lindsay Soto anchors the program which covers high school athletics in the Valleys, the L.A. Basin, the Inland Empire, and Orange County. Guest analysts and reporters join Soto to help provide insight, game footage and interviews. “High School Spotlight” post-game coverage completes each game telecast.
With both storied match-ups and new communities to showcase, a new season of the “Toyota High School Football Game of the Week” on PRIME TICKET begins on Friday, September 12. Telecast coverage of Birmingham at Crespi begins at 7 PM with the “High School Spotlight” pre-game show; kick-off is at 7:30 PM.
Play-by-play announcer Chris McGee is in the booth alongside analyst John Jackson all season long (photo, upper left). High School Football sideline reporters Jackie Pickering (photo, upper right) and Dain Blanton complete the PRIME TICKET telecast team.
Weekly game telecast coverage begins with a half-hour “High School Spotlight” pre-game show. Tune-in times below reflect the start of the post game, with the exception of Weeks 2 and 3, which begin on a delay. Post-game reporting follows game conclusion every week.
DATE/MATCH-UP --- TUNE IN w/DESTINATION Sept. 12 - Birmingham at Crespi --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET Sept. 19 - Mater Dei at Corona Centennial --- 8:30 PM (D)/WEST Sept. 26 - Edison at Servite --- 10:30 PM (D)/PRIME TICKET Oct. 3 - Saugus at Notre Dame --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET Oct.10 - Diamond Ranch at Bishop Amat --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET Oct. 17 - Mission Viejo at Tesoro --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET Oct. 24 - Upland at Los Osos --- 7 PM /PRIME TICKET Oct. 31 - Chaparral at Temescal Canyon --- 7 PM/WEST Nov. 7 - Santa Clara at Oaks Christian --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET Nov. 13(Thurs.) - Orange Lutheran at Mater Dei --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET
The internship program at Fox Sports WEST and PRIME TICKET provides college students with hands-on sports television industry experience. Student are assigned to specific departments in 10-week sessions, devoting a minimum of eight hours a week to observing and learning outside of the classroom. The result is a challenging, real-world compliment to their academics studies.
Twenty-six (26) internships are available at the regional sports networks in Los Angeles. A breakdown of the positions is as follows: Production – Event; Production – Front Office; Sports Business Administration; Marketing; Sales; and, Communications.
Together, FSN WEST and sister network FSN PRIME TICKET present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii. For complete national and regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to http://www.foxsports.com/.