News: Harlan Returns To Chiefs Booth

The Kansas City Chiefs and KCTV announced today that CBS Sports NFL play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan will harlan2officially join the Chiefs Television Network to call a pair of preseason games for Kansas City in 2009.  Harlan was the Chiefs’ radio voice between 85-93 and will be in the booth for Kansas City’s games at Minnesota on 8/21 and home against Seattle on 8/29.

The other two exhibitions will be called by Dave Armstrong.  Armstrong has previously broadcast Kansas City Royals and Seattle Seahawks games, in addition to Big 8, Big Ten and Big 12 basketball. They replace Roger Twibell, who had other commitments.

FOX Sports NFL analyst Jayice Pearson returns to the Chiefs Television Network for a seventh season in 2009. A cornerback for the Chiefs from ’86-92, Pearson will join Harlan in the broadcast booth for the first time this season. Former Chiefs T Rich Baldinger also returns to handle sideline reports

The Chiefs Television Network will broadcast all four Chiefs preseason games to 12 different markets in a five-state region that includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

2009 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PRESEASON TV SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 15 Houston Texans 7:00 PM KCTV5

Broadcast Team: Dave Armstrong, Jayice Pearson and Rich Baldinger

Friday, August 21 at Minnesota Vikings 7:00 PM KCTV5

Broadcast Team: Kevin Harlan, Jayice Pearson and Rich Baldinger

Saturday, August 29 Seattle Seahawks 7:00 PM KCTV5

Broadcast Team: Kevin Harlan, Jayice Pearson and Rich Baldinger

Thursday, September 3 at St. Louis Rams 7:00 PM KCTV5

Broadcast Team: Dave Armstrong, Jayice Pearson and Rich Baldinger

Harlan is one of the premier football play-by-play men in the country, so it’ll be great to hear him calling Chiefs games once again.  Preseason games are hard enough to watch under normal circumstances, but when you have to listen to an awful team in the booth the games instantly become unwatchable.  The Chiefs and KCTV have put together arguably the best preseason broadcast teams in the country.

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