This year's Jazz television and cable package have been expanded to a total of 50 games, divided equally between over-the-air and cable, according to Jazz vice president of broadcasting, Randy Rigby.
But, there's a new look to both for the Jazz. First, all of the Jazz TV gameswill be carried on KSTU-TV, Channel 13. It will be exclusive carrier for the Jazz. There will be no more dividing the Jazz TV package between two stations as has been the case for the past three years. KSTU-TV also has the first option for available playoff TV game coverage.Secondly, Jazz broadcasting director Carl Arky shifts to KSTU-TV to join play-by-play announcer Hot Rod Hundley for the games that will be simulcast with KISN Radio, 570 on the AM dial (formerly KLUB) and the Jazz radio network. Last year, he was the Jazz cable color/analyst voice.
Replacing Arky in the JazzCable color/analyst role is former NBA and ABA all-star Zelmo Beaty for the simulcasts with Hundley.
On the radio front, all Jazz games will again be carried live on KISN and theJazz Radio Network with Hundley calling the games for the 15th year in a row. Jazz Talk returns before all Jazz home games at 6 p.m., unless there is a start time other than the usual 7:30 p.m., and will continue at halftime and again afterthe Player of the Game show after each game.
The format is the same for games in the Mountain Time Zone. JazzTalk also precedes games in the Pacific Time Zone, but the post-game JazzTalk is eliminated. For games in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, there is an abbreviated JazzTalk hosted by Dave Blackwell, the halftime report and an expanded post-game JazzTalk.