HEAT Preseason Coverage Begins Today

Justise Winslow
by Miami HEAT

FOX Sports Sun, will officially begin its 27th consecutive season of broadcasting HEAT basketball with the team’s preseason opener today as the HEAT host the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Eric Reid begins his 32nd season as a HEAT original broadcaster and will once again be joined by former HEAT point guard, John Crotty, who enters his second season as the team’s television color analyst. Jason Jackson returns for his 16th season as the team’s host and courtside reporter. The game is the first of five the team’s exclusive broadcast partner will bring to HEAT fans during the exhibition season. The local preseason schedule includes coverage of the team’s road matchups with the Charlotte Hornets on Oct 9th and their intra-state rivals in Orlando on October 17th. Other highlights include coverage of two additional home contests vs the Atlanta Hawks on October 14th and the Houston Rockets on October 18th. Every game televised on FOX Sports Sun will be made available for live streaming on FOX Sports GO and www.FOXSportsGO.com.

Complete radio coverage of every HEAT game during the 2019 preseason can be found on the team’s flagship station in English, 790 The Ticket and 104.3 HD2. Mike Inglis returns for his 22nd season to handle the call and will be joined on all home games by Hall of Fame center, Ruth Riley Hunter.

Veteran HEAT Radio Network host, Tommy Tighe will once again team with 790 The Ticket host, Jonathan Zaslow, to deliver pre, half and post coverage of every radio broadcast. Tighe will also host 2-hour episodes of HEAT Weekly beginning Saturday, October 12th. Now in his 11th season with the HEAT, the accomplished radio host will once again deliver an action-packed program featuring interviews with HEAT broadcasters, players, coaches and basketball front office personalities. The show will air in its normal 10 a.m. Saturday time slot and can once again be heard throughout the weekend on the member stations of the Miami HEAT Radio Network.

The man who has broadcast more games than any announcer in HEAT history, La Voz—José Pañeda—begins his 31st season of calling the action in Spanish as HEAT Basketball returns once again to Radio Mambí 710 AM. Pañeda and broadcast partner Joe Pujala will cover each of the team’s three home preseason games, presented by Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida. All games in Spanish will also be simulcast on 1140 WQBA and FM 107.5 HD2.

Below is the full preseason broadcast schedule:

Date Day Time (ET) Opponent Coverage
Oct. 8 Tuesday 7:30 PM San Antonio vs. Miami FOX Sports Sun, HEAT Radio Network, Radio Mambí
Oct. 9 Wednesday 7:30 PM Miami @ Charlotte Fox Sports Sun, HEAT Radio Network
Oct. 12 Saturday 10:00 AM HEAT Weekly HEAT Radio Network
Oct. 14 Monday 7:30 PM Atlanta vs. Miami FOX Sports Sun, HEAT Radio Network, Radio Mambí
Oct. 17 Thursday 7:00 PM Miami @ Orlando FOX Sports Sun, HEAT Radio Network
Oct. 18 Friday 8:00 PM Houston @ Miami FOX Sports Sun, HEAT Radio Network, Radio Mambí
Oct. 19 Saturday 10:00 AM HEAT Weekly HEAT Radio Network***

**** HEAT Weekly airs every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on 790 The Ticket and at various times throughout the weekend on the member stations of the HEAT Radio Network. The HEAT Radio Network includes ESPN 106.3 FM in West Palm Beach, 1450 AM in Stuart and Keys Radio WKWF AM 1600 and WAVK 97.7 FM “The Wave.”

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