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Tailing the Komets

Ks, WPTA team up for show

The Komets, along with Indiana's NewsCenter and title sponsor PHP announced Thursday that "INC Soundoff with the Komets", a new weekly sports program, will begin airing on Monday nights at 7:30 on WPTA TV 21 Alive beginning Oct. 10th.

Komet President Michael Franke is scheduled as a special guest on tonight's "Indiana's NewsCenter at 5" to officially announce the partnership.

"A storied franchise with deep roots in the community, a loyal and passionate fan base plus an avenue to expand our already market-leading local sports presence; We're definitely looking forward to this milestone season-long partnership," said INC President and General Manager Jerry Giesler.  "This is a big win-win for all involved."

The show will be aired live from Wrigley Field Bar and Grill each week with INC's Tommy Schoegler featuring a Komet player or coach as co-host during the half-hour program.  The show will also feature highlights, interviews, call-ins and special segments.
"We want an entertaining show that goes way beyond highlights," Schoegler said.  "The caller and fan interaction is far and away the best aspects of Soundoff.  With players and coaches every week I know we'll hear from Komet fanatics everywhere."

Tommy Schoegler


This weekly format will give us a chance to provide a level of insight into Komet Hockey that is long overdue for our fans," said Executive Vice President and co-owner Scott Sproat.  "We're excited and we thank INC for recognizing the opportunity and demand for the show as part of our upcoming 60th anniversary season.  Their reputation for coverage of Fort Wayne sports made 21 Alive a logical media partner for the show."

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Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:04pm

This could actually be pretty cool. Seems like a long time overdue. Has there been a similar show like this in the past for the Komets other than the tidbits on WANE from time to time?

Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:07pm

Let's hope the call screener has Hit's # memorized.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:13pm

Oh yea!!!!

Gotta put them on Speed Dial.....

Go on JR.....blow the horn buddy!

Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:42pm

Should be fun...Does wrigley field have any specials on Monday nights? Would make it worth the while to go out for the show.

Thu, 09/15/2011 - 6:38pm

I believe so RK, perhaps Sue Tillsbury's (not sure of spelling) show, plus one done on radio by Chaser.

Thu, 09/15/2011 - 7:22pm

Hit, your just mad because you didnt get the job of Michael's personal stick boy...

Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:01pm

tim hoke also did a weekly show.

Mr. Negative
Fri, 09/16/2011 - 12:51pm

The first question will be from a kid who is 6 years old:

What's your favorite food.

The second will be from a kid who is 56:

Does anyone know where Paul Willette is.

I can't wait.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 09/16/2011 - 1:05pm

The third from a Puck Bunny:

OMG you are so hot. I love to watch you skate. You are my BFF. I will bring you a batch of cookies after Fridays game. LOL CU LATER U R SO HOT!!! Luv (un-named PB)...

Fri, 09/16/2011 - 2:20pm

I think the concept of weekly Interactive show where fans can call-in&talk to. Players&Coaches It could Increase attendance&Now fans voice there opinions on.What would make the Team/Franchise better.