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Suns Release 2009-10 Broadcast Schedule

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Posted: Aug. 31, 2009

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns announced their 2009-10 television broadcast schedule today, which will continue to allow fans to see all 82 regular season games on either the Suns local broadcast networks or one of the NBA’s national broadcasts. In addition, for the third-straight season, the Suns will televise every game in High Definition (HD).

FOX Sports Arizona will televise 34 Suns games this season, including the club’s 2009 home opener on Fri., Oct. 30 against Golden State. FOX Sports Arizona will also broadcast the first visit of the NBA Champion L.A. Lakers on Dec. 28 and the lone visit of Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 21.

Each broadcast features a pre-game and halftime show and following each of the network’s telecasts, a “Suns Live” postgame show, produced by FOX Sports Arizona, will air featuring game highlights and analysis.

My45 (KUTP) enters its 22nd consecutive season covering the Suns and will air 41 games (36 away), including the season opener at the L.A. Clippers and 2009 No. 1 overall pick Blake Griffin on Oct. 28. Included in My45’s schedule is the Suns’ first east coast road swing, which begins in Florida against the Miami Heat and the Eastern Conference Champion Orlando Magic and includes a trip to Boston to take on Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and the Celtics.

The Suns will appear on national television 25 times this season. Phoenix appears on ABC in a Feb. 28 matinee against Tim Duncan, Richard Jefferson and the Spurs in San Antonio. ESPN will broadcast 10 Suns games in 2009-10.

TNT’s seven-game slate includes exclusivity to six contests, including meetings with the Western Conference rival Lakers, New Orleans Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets. In addition, for the second consecutive season, TNT will be the exclusive television home of the Suns’ outdoor exhibition contest at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., this season against the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 10. NBA TV will air an additional seven Suns games.

For the 40th-straight season, all Suns games will be broadcast on the Suns flagship station, Sports 620 KTAR, with the “Voice of the Suns” Al McCoy calling play-by-play action and Tim Kempton providing analysis. Returning to the Suns’ broadcast team are play-by-play announcers Gary Bender (FOX Sports Arizona) and Tom Leander (My45) and color analysts Eddie Johnson and Scott Williams.

Tom Chambers, Kevin Ray and Leander will again handle pregame and halftime show duties. Arturo Ochoa and Gerardo Romo will broadcast Suns home games in Spanish on KSUN 1400 AM Spanish Radio.

SUNS TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE
2009 PRESEASON
OCTOBER
Tue. 6 PARTIZAN BELGRADE 7:00
Sat. 10 GOLDEN STATE 6:30 TNT
Indian Wells Tennis Garden (Indian Wells, Calif.) 7:00
Mon. 12 at Oklahoma City 5:00
Wed. 14 at Portland 7:00
Memorial Coliseum (Portland, Ore.)
Fri. 16 PHILADELPHIA 7:00
Sun. 18 PHILADELPHIA 4:00
Arena Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico)
Tue. 20 SACRAMENTO 7:00
Thur. 22 PORTLAND 7:00
General Motors Place (Vancouver, Canada)

2009-10 REGULAR SEASON
OCTOBER
Wed. 28 at L.A. Clippers 7:30 My45
Fri. 30 GOLDEN STATE 7:00 FSAZ

NOVEMBER
Sun. 1 MINNESOTA 6:00 FSAZ
Tue. 3 at Miami 5:30 My45
Wed. 4 at Orlando 5:00 My45
Fri. 6 at Boston 5:30 My45
Sun. 8 at Washington 11:00 a.m. My45
Mon. 9 at Philadelphia 5:00 My45/NBA TV
Wed. 11 NEW ORLEANS 8:30 ESPN/FSAZ
Thu. 12 at L.A. Lakers 8:30 TNT
Sun. 15 TORONTO 6:00 FSAZ
Tue. 17 at Houston 6:30 My45
Thu. 19 at New Orleans 6:00 TNT
Sun. 22 DETROIT 6:00 FSAZ/NBA TV
Wed. 25 MEMPHIS 7:00 FSAZ
Fri. 27 at Minnesota 7:30 ESPN/My45
Sun. 29 at Toronto 11:00 a.m. My45

DECEMBER
Tue. 1 at New York 5:30 My45
Wed. 2 at Cleveland 5:00 My45
Sat. 5 SACRAMENTO 7:00 FSAZ
Sun. 6 at L.A. Lakers 7:30 My45
Tue. 8 at Dallas 6:30 My45
Fri. 11 ORLANDO 8:30 ESPN/FSAZ
Sat. 12 at Denver 7:00 My45
Tue. 15 SAN ANTONIO 7:00 FSAZ
Thu. 17 at Portland 8:30 TNT
Sat. 19 WASHINGTON 7:00 FSAZ
Mon. 21 CLEVELAND 7:00 FSAZ/NBA TV
Wed. 23 OKLAHOMA CITY 7:00 My45
Fri. 25 L.A. CLIPPERS 6:00 ESPN/FSAZ
Sat. 26 at Golden State 8:30 My45
Mon. 28 L.A. LAKERS 7:00 FSAZ
Wed. 30 BOSTON 7:00 FSAZ/NBA TV

JANUARY
Sat. 2 MEMPHIS 7:00 My45
Tue. 5 at Sacramento 8:00 My45
Wed. 6 HOUSTON 7:00 FSAZ
Fri. 8 MIAMI 7:00 My45
Mon. 11 MILWAUKEE 7:00 FSAZ
Wed. 13 at Indiana 5:00 My45
Fri. 15 at Atlanta 5:30 My45
Sat. 16 at Charlotte 5:00 My45/NBA TV
Mon. 18 at Memphis 3:30 TNT/My45
Wed. 20 NEW JERSEY 7:00 FSAZ
Fri. 22 CHICAGO 8:30 ESPN/FSAZ
Sat. 23 GOLDEN STATE 7:00 My45
Mon. 25 at Utah 7:00 My45
Tue. 26 CHARLOTTE 7:00 FSAZ
Thu. 28 DALLAS 8:30 TNT
Sun. 31 at Houston 5:00 My45

FEBRUARY
Mon. 1 at New Orleans 6:00 My45/NBA TV
Wed. 3 at Denver 7:00 My45
Fri. 5 at Sacramento 8:00 My45
Wed. 10 PORTLAND 7:00 FSAZ

12-14 NBA All-Star Weekend Dallas, TX

Tue. 16 at Memphis 6:00 My45
Wed. 17 at Dallas 7:00 ESPN/My45
Fri. 19 ATLANTA 7:00 FSAZ
Sun. 21 SACRAMENTO 6:00 FSAZ
Tue. 23 at Oklahoma City 6:00 My45
Wed. 24 PHILADELPHIA 7:00 FSAZ
Fri. 26 L.A. CLIPPERS 8:30 ESPN/FSAZ
Sun. 28 at San Antonio 11:00 a.m. ABC

MARCH
Mon. 1 DENVER 7:00 FSAZ
Wed. 3 at L.A. Clippers 8:30 FSAZ
Thu. 4 UTAH 8:30 TNT
Sat. 6 INDIANA 7:00 FSAZ
Fri. 12 L.A. LAKERS 7:00 My45
Sun. 14 NEW ORLEANS 6:00 FSAZ
Tue. 16 MINNESOTA 7:00 FSAZ
Fri. 19 UTAH 7:00 FSAZ
Sun. 21 PORTLAND 7:30 ESPN/FSAZ
Mon. 22 at Golden State 7:30 My45
Fri. 26 NEW YORK 7:00 FSAZ
Sun. 28 at Minnesota 4:00 My45
Tue. 30 at Chicago 5:00 My45
Wed. 31 at New Jersey 4:30 My45

APRIL
Fri. 2 at Detroit 5:00 My45
Sat. 3 at Milwaukee 5:30 My45
Wed. 7 SAN ANTONIO 7:30 ESPN/FSAZ
Fri. 9 at Oklahoma City 5:00 My45
Sun. 11 HOUSTON 6:00 FSAZ/NBA TV
Tue. 13 DENVER 7:30 TNT
Wed. 14 at Utah 7:30 ESPN/My45

Home games in CAPS
All games carried on KTAR 620 AM
All times listed are local Phoenix times
Daylight Saving Time ends November 1
Daylight Saving Time starts March 14
All games broadcast in HD