FOR THE FIRST TIME, FANS WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH MANY GAMES LIVE ON 38 THE SPOT
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
DATE TIME & OPPONENT
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