Announcing 2012-13 Blue Jackets Telecast Schedule

FOX Sports
Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today the 2012-2013 telecast schedule.

 

FOX Sports
Ohio’s coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets begins on Saturday, January 19 when
the club opens the season on the road with an 8pm match-up against Central
Division rival Nashville Predators.

 

The network
will televise the remainder of the
Blue Jackets’ complete
48-game schedule
with the exception of the home opener against the Detroit
Reds Wings on Monday, January 21, which will be on NBC Sports Network. Throughout
the season, viewers outside of Columbus are encouraged to check
FOXSportsOhio.com for channel information.

 

Coverage each
game night will begin with Blue Jackets Live pre-game show,
featuring highlights, player interviews and analysis 30 minutes prior to each
game. Immediately following the final horn, the coverage will continue with the
post-game edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy.

 

Broadcast
& Web Team

 

Calling the
game action will once again be play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer
alongside color analyst Bill Davidge. Natalie Taylor will return as rink side reporter.

 

FOX Sports
Ohio is excited to welcome Dan Kamal to
the Blue Jackets broadcast team as co-host of Blue Jackets Live. Preceding home games, Kamal will join Dave Maetzold in hosting Blue
Jackets Live
from Nationwide Arena. For all away games, they will host the
show from the FOX Sports Ohio studio.

 

In addition
to co-hosting Blue Jackets Live,
Kamal will also provide inside access to the Blue Jackets via
FOXSportsOhio.com with weekly feature
stories. Also on FOXSportsOhio.com, Steph Greegor continues her Jackets coverage
and Dark Blue Jacket Plus, the extended blog of Dark Blue Jacket, will return
as well.

 

Follow on Twitter:

  • FOX Sports Ohio – @FOXSportsOH
  • Jeff Rimer – @JRimerCBJ
  • Bill Davidge – @BDavidge99
  • Natalie Taylor – @NatalieKTaylor
  • Dan Kamal – @DanKamal
  • Dave Maetzold – @DMaetzMedia
  • Steph Greegor – @Greegor23
  • Dark Blue Jacket – @DarkBlueJacket
  • FOX Sports Ohio Girls – @FSOhio_Girls
  • #FSOCBJ 

About Dan Kamal:

Kamal
has over 25 years of hockey broadcasting experience including:

 

  • Radio play-by-play announcer and Sr. Director of
    Radio Broadcast Operations for the Atlanta Thrashers
  • NHL / Winnipeg Jets reporter and host on CJOB Radio
    in Winnipeg
  • Co-host of weekly “On the Ice” hockey segment on
    Comcast Sports Southeast
  • Play-by-play for the Atlanta Knights (IHL) and host
    of a weekly NHL show on FOX SportsSouth

Kamal
also has extensive experience covering Sports for CNN, most recently as a
Sports Special Projects writer and reporter.