FOX Sports Arizona Fueled the Fire With Cupcake Delivery

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The Phoenix Suns opened up the season last night against the rival Los Angeles Lakers and leading up to it during the day, FOX Sports Arizona Girl Sarah was out Fueling the Fire around Phoenix with another round of our famous cupcakes deliveries!13

Sarah delivered Suns themed cupcakes to local radio stations, as well as to the Suns front office staff and the Suns Live pre-game show, and got everyone excited for the new season. There was even a cupcake eating contest on FOX Sports 910’s The Freaks with Kenny and Crash show.

To top it off, the Suns went out and defeated the  Lakers 119-99 to end an exciting day.

Here are some of the social media highlights from yesterday’s cupcake delivery.

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Coyotes Fan Express makes 2014-2015 debut

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The new FOX Sports Arizona Coyotes Fan Express bus made its first trip for the 2014-2015 season and carried 50 fans to watch the Coyotes take on the Florida Panthers in a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory.

The FOX Sports Arizona Girls also rode the bus with the fans from the Cox Solutions Store at Tempe Marketplace to Gila River Arena.

Fans can begin to register to win a trip on the Fan Express for the Dec. 13 game against the Minnesota Wild from Oct. 31-Nov. 29 at the Cox Solutions Store at SanTan Village in Gilbert.

For more information on the upcoming Coyotes Fan Express trips, click here.

Here are some photos of the new Coyotes Fan Express bus:

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FOX Sports Arizona tallies 3 Rocky Mountain Emmy awards

CaptureThis past Saturday, FOX Sports Arizona’s on-air talent Todd Walsh and producer Tom Elsner each brought home an individual Emmy award, and combined for another, at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards ceremony.

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences covers Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, California, awarding excellence in television.

_MG_0155For the third consecutive year, Walsh won the Emmy Award for best “On-Camera Talent Anchor-Sports” and it marked the fourth time in the past five years that he was presented with the Emmy in this high profile category. The multi-talented Walsh, who is part of the network’s coverage of the D-backs & Coyotes, has now won 11 Emmys during his 13-year career with FOX Sports Arizona.

Tom Elsner editingElsner was awarded a statue for best “Editor – Program (non-news)” and fittingly, the combination of Elsner and Walsh also won the Emmy for best “Sports – Daily or Weekly Program” for their work on FOX Sports Arizona’s show about the Arizona Diamondbacks -“The 10th Inning.” Elsner has now won 12 Emmys during his career.

Since 2005, FOX Sports Arizona has now accounted for 53 Emmy Awards. Congratulations to Todd and Tom, and all of the other nominees, for all of their hard work and a job well done!

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Coyotes and Cupcakes: Gearing up for Opening Night

Yesterday was a big day on many levels for FOX Sports Arizona as it geared up for Opening Night with the Arizona Coyotes. From many different production efforts, a radio blitz with the FOX Sports Arizona Girls, social media and sales, everyone did their part to get the season off on a high note for the network.

Throughout the day, FOX Sports Arizona gave fans behind-the-scenes looks on Twitter at the production of “Countdown: Puck Drop” which is a show set to debut on Oct. 21 that follows four different people during the day to showcase what they did to get ready for Opening Night.

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will also be making a special appearance on the Countdown show as he was in town to meet with the team and was a 1st intermission guest on “Coyotes Live,” which debuted its new set location. FOX Sports Arizona also televised his 4 p.m. press conference live.

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While the production team was at Gila River Arena, the FOX Sports Arizona Girls met up with seven different radio shows to deliver hockey-themed cupcakes and readied listeners for the Coyotes season opener.  Danielle, Mallory and Sarah had several on-air appearances and were all over Twitter and Facebook yesterday, with one radio host even changing his Twitter profile photo to a picture of him and the girls.

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The FOX Sports Arizona Girls on-air appearances are listed below:

FOX Sports 910 – The Drive – http://www.foxsports910.com/media/podcast-kgmeam-podcast-TheDrive/109-the-drive-25409664/ (scroll to 27:19 mark)

FOX Sports 910 – The Freaks – http://www.foxsports910.com/media/podcast-the-freaks-TheFreaks/109-the-freaks-25409343/ (scroll to 53:33)

The girls also went on for interviews with NBC Sports Radio’s “Roc & Manuch” and “Doug and Wolf” on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM/ESPN Radio (interviews not available).

 

 

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“Coyotes Camp: Building the Pack” Episode 1 met with rave reviews

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FOX Sports Arizona debuted its three-part, all-access show inside the Arizona Coyotes training camp on Monday night, and the fans responded with numerous positive reviews.

The first episode started with the first team meeting for the 2014-2015 season and showed players preparing for the season, both on and off the ice.

A Coyotes blog, Howlin Hockey, reviewed the first episode and had many positive things to say. “If episode one is any indication of how the series will play out over the final two episodes, then Coyotes fans are in for a great inside look at the team,” Richard Flores wrote.

Many fans also took to Twitter to show their support, some even saying it is their new favorite item on television.

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Episode 2 will debut tonight at 7 p.m., the final episode on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and the complete series follows the Coyotes season opener on Thursday. The full schedule  is listed below:

Tuesday, Oct. 7:
Episode 1 (Re-air) 6:30 p.m.
Episode 2 (Premiere) 7 p.m.
Episode 1 (Re-air) 9:30 p.m.
Episode 2 (Re-air) 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8:
Episode 1 (Re-air) 5:30 p.m.
Episode 2 (Re-air) 6 p.m.
Episode 3 (Premiere) 6:30 p.m.
Episode 2 (Re-air) 9:30 p.m.
Episode 3 (Re-air) 10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9: Episodes 1-3 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 11: Episodes 1-3, 9 p.m.

 

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The Catchers Show Met With Rave Reviews

On Sept. 16, FOX Sports Arizona turned its broadcast of the D-backs & Giants game into a night that was devoted to the catcher position. During the game, we focused on how the game is played from a catcher’s perspective with analysis from two former MLB catchers Bob Brenly & Kelly Stinnett, while also providing all kinds of unique production elements to educate viewers.

The D-backs SB Nation website mentioned it before it happened – and fans came away impressed with what they watched. Here are some of the things that were said about it on social media.

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FOX Sports Arizona Nominated for Eight Emmy Awards

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The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out its Emmy nominations last night and FOX Sports Arizona was honored with eight of them! They included a great cross section of the network’s programming offerings, touching on live events, pre-game shows and original programming. Here the list of who and what was nominated:

Todd Walsh – On Camera Talent/Sports Anchor

Bill Cochran/Steve Berthiaume/Bob Brenly – Diamondbacks baseball: Yarnell (Sporting Event/Game Live/Unedited)

Josh Kelman – Kurt Warner Ultimate Football Experience (Sports One Time Special)

Tom Elsner/Todd Walsh – Diamondbacks 10th Inning (Sports – Program Feature/Segment/Daily or Weekly Program)

Tom Elsner – Countdown: Green Flag (Sports – One Time Special)

Brian Henry/Jody Jackson – Diamondbacks Live: 100th Anniversary at Wrigley Field (Program Feature/Segment/Daily or Weekly Program)

Brian Henry/Heather Berry – Coyotes Live (Sports – Program Feature/Segment/Daily or Weekly Program)

Tom Elsner – Editor/Program – Non news

Congrats to everyone who was nominated! Winners will be announced at this year’s Emmy Awards event on Oct. 18.

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