Announcing the 2012-13 Blue Jackets TV Schedule

FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today the 2012-2013 telecast schedule.

FOX Sports Ohio’s coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets begins on Saturday, January 19 when the club opens the season on the road with an 8pm match-up against Central Division rival Nashville Predators.

The network will televise the remainder of the Blue Jackets’ complete 48-game schedule with the exception of the home opener against the Detroit Reds Wings on Monday, January 21, which will be on NBC Sports Network. Throughout the season, viewers outside of Columbus are encouraged to check for channel information.

Coverage each game night will begin with Blue Jackets Live pre-game show, featuring highlights, player interviews and analysis 30 minutes prior to each game. Immediately following the final horn, the coverage will continue with the post-game edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy.

Broadcast & Web Team

Calling the game action will once again be play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer alongside color analyst Bill Davidge. Natalie Taylor will return as rink side reporter.

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to welcome Dan Kamal to the Blue Jackets broadcast team as co-host of Blue Jackets Live. Preceding home games, Kamal will join Dave Maetzold in hosting Blue Jackets Live from Nationwide Arena. For all away games, they will host the show from the FOX Sports Ohio studio.

In addition to co-hosting Blue Jackets Live, Kamal will also provide inside access to the Blue Jackets via with weekly feature stories. Also on, Steph Greegor continues her Jackets coverage and Dark Blue Jacket Plus, the extended blog of Dark Blue Jacket, will return as well.

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 About Dan Kamal:

Kamal has over 25 years of hockey broadcasting experience including:

  • Radio play-by-play announcer and Sr. Director of Radio Broadcast Operations for the Atlanta Thrashers
  • NHL / Winnipeg Jets reporter and host on CJOB Radio in Winnipeg
  • Co-host of weekly “On the Ice” hockey segment on Comcast Sports Southeast
  • Play-by-play for the Atlanta Knights (IHL) and host of a weekly NHL show on FOX SportsSouth
Kamal also has extensive experience covering Sports for CNN, most recently as a Sports Special Projects writer and reporter.