Monarchs Partner With 38 The Spot For Live Game Broadcasts


Kansas City, MO – KSHB 41 and 38 The Spot are proud to announce a new broadcast agreement with the Kansas City  Monarchs to become the official local television broadcast partner for the 2023 season. 

“We are thrilled to have the Kansas City Monarchs coming to 38 The Spot,” said Kathleen Choal, vice-president and  general manager of KSHB and KMCI. “It’s no secret Kansas City loves baseball, and for us to be able to offer several  games 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 sports in  our community and for the team.” 

The Kansas City Monarchs’ broadcast schedule kicks off on 38 The Spot, Saturday May 20, 2023 as the team takes on  the Sioux Falls Canaries at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas. Coverage time begins at 6pm, CT. The full  broadcast schedule is featured below.  

“We are excited about our partnership with KSHB 41 and 38 The spot and the opportunity to bring live TV coverage of  our Kansas City Monarch’s baseball games during many weekends this summer on 38 the Spot,” said Mark McKee,  CEO of the Kansas City Monarchs. “This gives our growing fanbase one more way to connect to our team and exciting  baseball,” added McKee. 

38 The Spot and the Kansas City Monarchs are working to add additional games and fan opportunities during the 2023  season. “It is such an exciting time to be in Kansas City, and the family-friendly nature of these Kansas City Monarch  games are the perfect addition to our lineup,” added Choal.  

The Kansas City Monarchs are a professional baseball team in the American Association, an MLB Partner League. In  2020, the team partnered with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and changed their name from the T-Bones to the  Monarchs in honor of the legendary Negro League franchise that played from 1920 to 1965. 

The modern-day Monarchs will contend for their fourth straight division title in 2023 after finishing 2022 with the AAPB’s  best record. The club has won two American Association titles, in 2018 and 2021. 

Kansas City Monarch Broadcast Schedule on 38 The Spot 


May 20 6pm CT vs. Sioux Falls Canaries 

June 4 6pm CT vs. Cleburne Railroaders 

June 24 6pm CT vs. Chicago Dogs 

July 1 6pm CT vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes 

July 15 6pm CT vs. Gary SouthShore RailCats 

August 5 6pm CT vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes 

August 19 6pm CT vs. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 

September 2 6pm CT vs. Lake County DockHounds

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 

Google Fiber: Channel #38 Digital Channel #38 

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