Sanderson Ford Kidkaster: A Day in the Life


Ever wondered what it was like to be the Sanderson Ford Kidkaster?

Yesterday, 11-year-old Kalena Leahy took her turn at the mic and we documented her exciting day at Chase Field as the Diamondbacks took on the Chicago Cubs.

11:30 a.m. – Interview a D-backs player in the dugout


Kalena’s first duty as Kidkaster was to interview her favorite player, Cody Ross, in the D-backs dugout for the “Diamondbacks Live” pregame show. Kalena asked Ross why he chooses to wear number seven.

12:30 p.m. - Guest host “Diamondbacks Live”


Kalena was able to join Brad Steinke live on the set of  the pregame show to answer a few questions and give some of her own input about the D-backs. 

Bottom of the 2nd inning - Announce the D-backs hitters


Kidkasters join D-backs public address announcer Chuck Drago to introduce each batter of the inning.

Top of the 3rd – Go on-air with Bob Brenly and Steve Berthiaume

booth6Kalena went live on-air for the D-backs broadcast on FOX Sports Arizona. Kidkasters are able to help announce the game on television for the half inning.

Bottom of the 3rd – Announce the game on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and 620 AM


Kalena joined radio play-by-play announcer Greg Schulte and analyst Tom Candiotti as they announced the bottom half of the third inning.

Top of the 4th – Take a tour of the FOX Sports Arizona production truck

truckTo end their hard day of work, Kidkasters are able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the production truck and see where all of the magic happens.

Kalena did a great job on Sunday and was able to learn about everything that goes into a D-backs broadcast.

Kidkasters are chosen once a month and must be between the ages of 10-14 to participate. Tryouts are held at Chase Field in the Sandlot, so keep an eye out for the next opportunity by following FOX Sports Arizona on Twitter and Facebook.

Posted in D-backs, Kidkaster | Leave a comment

Vote FOX Sports Arizona as Arizona’s #1 Television Station

RANkAZIt’s time to vote for FOX Sports Arizona  in AZ Big Media’s 2015 “Ranking Arizona – The Best of Arizona Business” for best television station.

In order to vote follow these easy steps:

1. Click here or click the photo above.

2. Register to vote.

3. Select the “Television Stations” category.

4. Click the “VOTE” tab next to FOX Sports Arizona.

5. Repeat step 4 once per hour until July 31 at midnight.



Posted in Awards | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ice Cream Socials with Chas Roberts and Cramer-Krasselt

Sissie Ice Cream Social
On Friday, the sales department went to Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing and Cramer-Krasselt to celebrate strong partnerships and National Ice Cream Month.

Chas Ice Cream Social #2The FOX Sports Arizona Girls made an appearance and handed out a variety of Blue Bell Ice Cream flavors to the employees from Chas Roberts and Cramer-Krasselt.

FOX Sports Arizona and Chas Roberts recently teamed up to promote the giveaway of two air conditioning units to families in need.

There will be seven more stops on the FOX Sports Arizona ice cream social tour, so check back for more highlights.



Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FOX Sports Arizona Girls promote MLB All-Star Game

7The Fox Sports Arizona Girls went to three local radio stations on Thursday to talk about Paul Goldschmidt and the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which will be airing July 15 on FOX.

All-Star Game swag bags were handed out by the FOX Sports Arizona Girls

All-Star Game swag bags were handed out by the girls

Danielle, Mallory and Sarah visited Arizona Sports 98.7, FOX Sports 910 and NBC Sports Radio 1060 on their All-Star Game tour.

The girls gave the stations some All-Star swag and even had a chance to go on-air and talk about the game.

Here are some highlights from the day, including audio from their interviews and social media activity.


Arizona Sports 98.7 (30:15)

FOX Sports 910 AM Phoenix (91:00)

12 14 5 68 9 10

Posted in FOX Sports Arizona Girls | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Paul Goldschmidt is heading to the All-Star game

goldThanks to support from the fans, the #VoteGoldy initiative was a success and Paul Goldschmidt will be starting at first base for the National League at the All-Star game.

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota can be seen on FOX on July 15 with coverage starting at 1:30 p.m.

Goldschmidt will be the first D-backs position player to start in the All-Star game since Luis Gonzalez in 2001.

Goldschmidt was in fifth place in the voting when balloting figures came out on May 28 and propelled past Adrian Gonzalez in the last few weeks to win the vote.

Through FOX Sports Arizona, D-backs pitcher Josh Collmenter told fans why they should vote, campaign advisors from First Strategic gave their advice and a special telecast took place on June 21 encouraging fans to vote.

Following the special All-Star telecast, Goldschmidt’s lead increased from just over 200,000 votes to over 700,000 votes. Goldschmidt ended up taking first place by a margin of over 1.6 million votes.

A review and fan reactions from the All-Star voting telecast can be seen here.



Posted in D-backs, Special Telecasts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Chas Roberts A/C Giveaway

chasgiveChas Roberts Air Conditioning and Plumbing teamed up with FOX Sports Arizona to give away two air conditioning units to families in need.

asdgToday, the winners of the giveaway were announced and Hector Toruga and Karen Whyman will be bringing home new air conditioning units.

The giveaway was promoted through D-backs telecasts on FOX Sports Arizona. Chas Roberts President and CEO Sissie Roberts Shank also joined Todd Walsh on “Diamondbacks Live” to promote the giveaway.

The promotion was also seen via Twitter.


Thanks to everyone who made nominations and congratulations Hector and Karen!

Posted in Partnership, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

FOX Sports Arizona Girls weekend recap

IMG_0600The FOX Sports Arizona Girls were busy in Glendale this weekend as they attended the Arizona Coyotes draft party at Arena and hung out at University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona Sports Fan Expo.

The girls were part of a meet-and-greet Friday with Mike Smith at the draft party and a meet-and-tweet Saturday at the AZ Sports Fan Expo. 

Here are some photos from the weekend…

Sarah, Mallory and Danielle at Arena for the Arizona Coyotes draft party

Sarah, Mallory and Danielle at Arena for the Arizona Coyotes draft party


The girls met some young, enthusiastic Arizona sports fans on Saturday

sarah, Mallory and Danielle handed out some FSAZ swag at the AZ Sports Fan Expo

Danielle, Mallory and Sarah handed out some FSAZ swag at the AZ Sports Fan Expo

Mallory tosses the pigskin at the Arizona Cardinals booth

Mallory tosses the pigskin at the Arizona Cardinals booth

Click here for the entire gallery of the FOX Sports Arizona Girls photos from the Arizona Sports Fan Expo.

Posted in Coyotes, FOX Sports Arizona Girls, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment