There’s going to be a new sports show on Channel 4 San Diego as soon as the Padres’ season ends.
Starting in October, Channel 4 will present a 30-minute sports program Monday through Friday at 10 p.m. with a “very local flavor,” according to station manager Dennis Morgigno.
“We’ll give most of our coverage to local high schools, colleges and pros,” he said. “We’ll also keep an eye out nationally.”
The new program only became possible this year when Channel 4 moved its studio to just beyond right field at Petco Park. It is expected to include on-air personalities Jenny Cavnar, Jane Mitchell, Steve Quis, Bob Scanlan and John Weisbarth.
Channel 4 previously has hosted weekly shows featuring the Chargers and San Diego State. This new format will roll those former programs into one nightly show along with such topics as the preps, University of San Diego and offseason Padres coverage.
(The station begins another complete season of prep football coverage Aug. 31.)
This baseball season, Channel 4’s visibility has increased by providing an in-studio postgame show from its new facility.
“It’s huge when we’re at home,” Morgigno said. “It’s also great when we’re on the road and you can see the ballpark behind us. It gives people the idea that we are the Padres station.”
And so much more.