KCTV5 announced on Wednesday that former Chiefs Pro Bowl QB Trent Green and “Voice of the Missouri Tigers” Mike Kelly will serve as the broadcast team for the Chiefs Television Network in 2010. Anchored by KCTV5, the Chiefs Television Network is scheduled to broadcast all Chiefs preseason games in HD to 10 affiliates in a five-state region. KCTV5 Sports Director Michael Coleman will handle the sideline reports for the Chiefs preseason telecasts.
“KCTV is proud to once again be the home of the Kansas City Chiefs and the flagship station of the Chiefs Television Network,” KCTV5 Vice President and General Manager Bobby Totsch said. “I am very pleased that we were able to put together an experienced broadcast team that will provide Chiefs fans an inside view of the game that they can’t get anywhere else.”
Chiefs COO Mark Donovan also expressed his enthusiasm for the Chiefs Television Network broadcast crew.
“We are excited to welcome Trent back to our team,” Donovan added. “We think Trent will add a unique and entertaining perspective for Chiefs fans. We appreciate KCTV5’s commitment to the preseason broadcast. Mike brings an experienced and familiar voice to the play-by-play, while Michael will provide a fresh viewpoint from the sideline.”
Green, who will handle color commentary on the Chiefs Television Network, concluded his 16-year NFL playing career in 2008 and launched his NFL broadcasting career with FOX Sports in 2009. In six seasons with Kansas City (2001-06), Green established franchise career records for passer rating (87.3), completion percentage (61.94) and 300-yard games (24). A two-time winner of the Derrick Thomas Award as Kansas City’s MVP (2003-04), Green threw for 21,459 yards with 118 TDs in a Chiefs uniform, numbers topped only by Hall of Fame QB Len Dawson. Dawson is entering his 26th season providing color commentary for the Chiefs Fox Football Radio Network, pairing with Mitch Holthus, who is entering his 17th season as “Voice of the Chiefs” in 2010.
One of the Midwest’s most respected and versatile broadcasters, Kelly will handle the play-by-play duties on the Chiefs Television Network. Kelly was named the “Voice of the Missouri Tigers” in ’94 after beginning his broadcast duties with Missouri basketball during the ’90-91 campaign. In total, the Dupo, Illinois native has called more than 700 Mizzou football and basketball games. Kelly has called NFL and NCAA games for CBS Radio, and also owns experience broadcasting Major League Baseball contests for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Chiefs Television Network will begin its 2010 NFL preseason coverage when Kansas City travels to Atlanta on Friday, August 13th 7:00 PM (Central). The Chiefs preseason slate also includes a contest at Tampa Bay on Saturday, August 21st at 6:30 PM (Central). Green, Kelly and Coleman will handle the television broadcast for the initial NFL contest at the New Arrowhead as the Chiefs host the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, August 27th at 7:00 PM (Central). The Chiefs will round out their preseason slate at the New Arrowhead vs. the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM (Central).
All Chiefs preseason games are scheduled to be broadcast in Kansas City on KCTV5, the flagship station of the Chiefs Television Network. The Chiefs Television Network is slated to broadcast all Chiefs preseason games in HD to 10 affiliates in the five-state region of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
2010 CHIEFS TELEVISION NETWORK
Kansas City (KCTV) Tulsa (KWBT)
Des Moines (KCWI) Omaha (KMTV)
Springfield (KSFX) Wichita/Hutchinson (KWCH)
Topeka (WIBW) Columbia/Jefferson City (KMIZ)