Take a Look at RSTN.TV
If you have watched the Royals on television in the pastfour years, chances are you probably were watching the Royals Sports Television
Network. The Royals created their own sports network in 2003 in an effort to
provide more games to fans in the team’s broadcast region. This year marked a first
for RSTN as it televised a pair of games for the Wichita Wranglers, Kansas City’s Double A affiliate.
RSTN has become much more than just the production of live
baseball games. RSTN produces weekly programming, including The Royals Insider,
a show hosted by long-time Royals announcer Fred White. Each week White takes a
look behind the scenes at Kauffman Stadium and offers interviews and highlights
of the players and staff. In addition to Royals Insider, RSTN is now producing
a kids program every other week during the season. The Blue Crew is a fun show
that features Royals mascot Sluggerrr and gives kids an opportunity to learn
more about the game of baseball.
For those that are tech savvy (and we know you are because
you are reading this blog), RSTN offers its own web site, rstn.tv. The site is
loaded with video highlights from the current season as well as top plays from
the 2004 and 2005 seasons. And, in case you have missed an episode of Royals
Insider or The Blue Crew, the site offers an archive of the shows. If you’re
not sure if RSTN is carried in your area, just check out rstn.tv to see a
listing of affiliates.
RSTN.tv also offers fans a chance to interact with our
announcers. Fans can e-mail the broadcast booth and may even see their question
answered on the air. Even if the announcers can’t get to your question on the
air, they will do their best to get back to you. Some questions are included in
the RSTN mailbag, a new feature in 2006, where questions and answers are posted
on the site. If you have questions or feedback about our broadcasts, those are welcome
It is also important that we acknowledge our production
partner for all of these games and shows as Metro Sports here in Kansas City does a fantastic job bringing the games to the viewers. Metro has some of the best
production facilities around and, more importantly, some of the best people
working for them. They do a great job.
So, if you have any questions about RSTN, please check us
out at www.rstn.tv. And be sure to watch the
next time the Royals are on TV.