Buckeye Cable Sports Network

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BCSN
Type Regional sports network (cable television network)
Country United States
Availability Ohio
Owner Block Communications
Launch date
January 7, 2004
Official website
http://www.bcsn.tv/

Buckeye Cable Sports Network is a regional sports network founded in 2003 (and first went on the air on January 7, 2004) to carry sports broadcasting, which had previously been aired on fellow cable-only station WT05. The station airs Toledo Mud Hens games, BGSU ice hockey and other BGSU sports, University of Toledo sports, high school sports including the Northwest Hockey Conference, college basketball, and other sports games. The network also has broadcast rights to carry the Cleveland Indians. Previously BCSN also carried Toledo Storm hockey games and starting in 2009, the network began carrying every home game of the new Toledo Walleye ECHL hockey team. On April 14, 2011, BCSN began broadcasting some of its sports games in 1080i high definition. All Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye games are broadcast live in high definition. On August 23, 2012, BCSN began broadcasting its standard-definition channel in 16:9 letterbox.

Several Toledo Rockets football games broadcast on BCSN since 2009 have also been broadcast on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, in Detroit as lead-in to ABC's college football coverage. Starting in 2014, additional Rockets football games broadcast on BCSN will also be broadcast on WMYD due to that station becoming sister to WXYZ-TV.

On December 13, 2012, BCSN ended a media partnership with CBS-affiliate WTOL because of the level of service performed by the two stations.[1]

On January 7, 2013, BCSN launched BCSN 2. [2]

Beginning in fall 2013, BCSN began a media partnership with ABC-affiliate WTVG, resulting in the largest television sports team in the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan viewing area. The partnership also includes BCSN using the WTVG studios for some of its on-air sports shows.[3]

On-Air Shows[edit]

  • Sports Nightly with Ken Watlington & Eric Haubert[4]
  • Local Catch
  • The Light Side
  • Sunday Night at the Races
  • Your Shape Up

On-Air Talent [5][edit]

  • Claire Batista
  • Chris Black
  • Mike Blochowski
  • Mark Boze
  • Kevin Brechmacher
  • Gretchen Brown
  • Matt Crandall
  • Jim Davis
  • Christan Dhondt
  • Dan Disalle
  • Tom Duncan
  • Tom Fitzgerald
  • Greg Franke
  • Don Genalo
  • Eric Haubert
  • Bernie Huntebrinker
  • Mike Jewell
  • Chelsey Jones
  • Nick Kissoff
  • Bruce Johnson
  • Sonny Lewis
  • Gary Lindahl
  • Kate Longenecker
  • Mason Lowry
  • Norm McGhee
  • Matt Melzak
  • Susie Miller
  • Mike Minger
  • John Orozco
  • Scott Paluch
  • Rick Poland
  • Jerry Ramirez
  • John Ross
  • Rich Sczepinski
  • Mallory Strall
  • Cay Stout
  • Deon Thompson
  • Ken Watlington
  • Ben Wilcox
  • Brad Woznicki
  • Steven Wronkowicz

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