Sportz Blitz

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Sportz Blitz is a weekly live interactive sports talk television show broadcast across central Alabama. The show originates in Alexander City, Alabama from the studios of WAXC-LD and is simulcast on WKGA 97.5 FM radio in east central Alabama. The show is carried by WAXC in the Alexander City/Lake Martin area (split between Montgomery and Birmingham media markets), WOTM-LP in the Birmingham market, and WETU-LD in the Montgomery market.[1][2]

The show is not affiliated with Sportz Blitz media networks and companies in Australia.

Format[edit]

The show focuses on Alabama high school and college sports, specifically Auburn University and the University of Alabama. Additional topics include major national professional sports stories and outdoors sports such as fishing and hunting. Differentiating the show from news broadcasts and other sports television shows, the hosts take live calls from the audience and discuss issues on the air in the same manner as sports radio shows.[2] The show’s primary competition is radio sports talk programs which air at the same time in the targeted markets.

History[edit]

Sportz Blitz began airing during football season in the Fall of 2006.[3] The broadcast schedule was extended for Season 2 (2007-2008) to air year round.[1] In the Fall of 2007 a spin-off program began airing, Sportz Blitz Outdoors, featuring the same hosts and B.A.S.S. Elite Series professional fisherman Greg Vinson providing outdoor sports instruction for new show, Sportz Blitz Outdoors.[2] On February 26, 2008 a new radio call-in show spin-off was created called "Sportz Blitz Overtime" which airs on WKGA 97.5 FM following the regular television broadcast.[4]

The current show layout is, as follows:

Sportz Blitz Lake Martin Sports Roundup - Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm Central Time.
Sportz Blitz Live - Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Central Time
Sportz Blitz Saturday Sports Countdown - Saturday, 10am to NOON Central Time. Sportz Blitz Outdoors - various times throughout the week on WAXC, Charter Channel 3 in Alexander City and WACN, Charter Channel 80 that reaches the majority of Alabama.

Lake Martin Sports Roundup, Sportz Blitz Live, and Saturday Sports Countdown air live through the show's website at www.sportzblitzlive.com.

Hosts[edit]

Sportz Blitz is hosted by Brett Pritchard, Randy Lee, Jr., Luke Robinson, and Scott Hardy with numerous guests live in the studio and via telephone.[5][6] Sportz Blitz Outdoors is co-hosted by Greg Vinson.[2]

Broadcast schedule[edit]

Sportz Blitz Lake Martin Sports Roundup originates from local restaurant J.R.'s Sportsbar and Grill on Tuesday nights at 6:00pm Central Time.
Sportz Blitz Live originates from WAXC / Lake Broadcasting Studios in Alexander City, Alabama from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Tuesday nights.
Sportz Blitz Saturday Sports Countdown airs from J.R.'s Sportsbar and Grill each Saturday morning live from 10am to NOON Central Time.
Sportz Blitz Outdoors airs various times throughout the week on WAXC, Charter Channel 3 in Alexander City and WACN, Charter Channel 80 that reaches the majority of Alabama.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/articles/2007/05/31/sports/sports02.txt Chandler, Tommy “'Sportz Blitz' prepares for new season”; Alexander City (Alabama) Outlook, May 31, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d http://www.sportzblitzlive.com/index2.htm Sportz Blitz official site
  3. ^ http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/articles/2006/08/10/sports/sports02.txt Chandler, Tommy “New TV show to highlight area teams in central Alabama area”; Alexander City (Alabama) Outlook, August 10, 2006
  4. ^ Sportz Blitz, broadcast date February 26, 2008
  5. ^ http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/articles/2008/01/23/sports/sports02.txt Dischinger, Matt “JR's to host Sportz Blitz special Thursday”; Alexander City (Alabama) Outlook, January 23, 2008.
  6. ^ http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/articles/2006/08/21/sports/sports02.txt “'Sportz Blitz' to premier Wednesday night”; Alexander City (Alabama) Outlook, August 21, 2006.

www.sportzblitzlive.com www.leemarketing.net www.sportzblitzoutdoors.com

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