GRAND RAPIDS, August 11, 2008 –FOX 17 announced today the launch of a new one-hour special to air weekly throughout the high school football season. The FOX 17 Blitz Pre-Game Show will air from 5:00p – 6:00p LIVE on location from the Blitz Game of the Week.
FOX 17’s Tim Doty and WBBL’s Bret Bakita will host the show each week on site with Brent Ashcroft and newcomer Tara Miller in the FOX 17 studio. Each week the LIVE show will take place at a different High School location covering every topic from coach interviews and leaders on the field to a look inside the host school and outstanding alumni players.
“The appetite for high school sports coverage continues to build each year,” said FOX 17 News Director Tim Dye. “As we discussed ways to improve our local sports coverage, we felt adding the FOX 17 Blitz Pre-Game Show at 5:00pm was a great way to provide even more content and coverage to the students and schools in our area. It should be a fun and informative program for our viewers.”
Students and fans are encouraged to join Tim and Bret for the Pre-Game show where Emily Richett and the FOX 17 Road Crew will be providing entertainment and giving away a lot of great FOX gear as well as customized spirit towels and tattoos. Todd Chance from 105.3 HOT-FM will also be there giving away prizes and giving one lucky student the chance to take part in the show!
The FOX 17 Road Crew will have a lot for the fans to do; including playing Madden 2008 on an XBOX 360, a bean bag toss game, and a prize wheel where attendees can win t-shirts, hats, posters, pens, key chains, and i-pods.
The FOX 17 Blitz Post Game Show is back for the 2008 High School Football season as well; airing Friday nights (except for the first week of the season when it will air on Thursday, August 28th) at 10:45pm covering all of the local scores and highlights.