Originally written January 17, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
FOX SportsOhio and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today the 2012-2013 telecast schedule.FOX SportsOhios coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets begins on Saturday, January 19 whenthe club opens the season on the road with an 8pm match-up against CentralDivision rival Nashville Predators. The networkwill televise the remainder of the Blue Jackets complete48-game schedule with the exception of the home opener against the DetroitReds Wings on Monday, January 21, which will be on NBC Sports Network. Throughoutthe season, viewers outside of Columbus are encouraged to checkFOXSportsOhio.com for channel information.Coverage eachgame night will begin with Blue Jackets Live pre-game show,featuring highlights, player interviews and analysis 30 minutes prior to eachgame. Immediately following the final horn, the coverage will continue with thepost-game edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy.Broadcast& Web TeamCalling thegame action will once again be play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimeralongside color analyst Bill Davidge. Natalie Taylor will return as rink side reporter. FOX SportsOhio is excited to welcome Dan Kamal tothe Blue Jackets broadcast team as co-host of Blue Jackets Live. Preceding home games, Kamal will join Dave Maetzold in hosting BlueJackets Live from Nationwide Arena. For all away games, they will host theshow from the FOX Sports Ohio studio. In additionto co-hosting Blue Jackets Live,Kamal will also provide inside access to the Blue Jackets via FOXSportsOhio.com with weekly featurestories. Also on FOXSportsOhio.com, Steph Greegor continues her Jackets coverageand Dark Blue Jacket Plus, the extended blog of Dark Blue Jacket, will returnas 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 FSOCBJAbout Dan Kamal:Kamalhas 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 Kamalalso has extensive experience covering Sports for CNN, most recently as aSports Special Projects writer and reporter.
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