Prepping for the preps

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SCVTV (linked here), which closed down its news operation in March because of financial problems, will come back as city-operated channel featured on the local cable stations in Santa Clarita and deliver a schedule of high school football games, with Dave Caldwell and Tony Moskal back on the call starting with Thousand Oaks at Valencia on Friday night (11 p.m., delayed).

As for the future of SCVTV: Caldwell says the city is trying to find someone to take over the channel and operate it 24/7, with Richard Budman, the previous SCVTV owner, applying for that position. The city of Santa Clarita will announce its decision soon. Budman’s plan is to go back to a live news and sports programming Monday through Friday.

==The schedule for LA36 (linked here), which started its coverage last week with Garfield’s victory over Birmingham:
Friday: Venice at Taft
Sept. 26: Long Beach Poly at Carson
Oct. 17: Sylmar at San Fernando
Nov. 13: Taft at Birmingham
Nov 14: Garfield vs .Roosevelt
Dec. 13: L.A. City Final at the Coliseum
There is the possibility of adding games in the playoffs late in the season.
Generally the games air the next day and repeat at least five times.
Randy Rosenbloom does the play-by-play, with colorman Dave Marcus and sideline reporter Jennifer Kim.

==The spankin-hot Internet home of high school football, L.A.-based Vootage.com (linked here), already has 150 event videos up on its newish looking home, plus links to short videos, photos and news (much of it from the Daily News archive) worth linking.

==Also, as we ran the schedule last week (linked here), the FSN Prime Ticket 12-game slate starts Friday with Crespi-Birmingham (7:30 p.m.) called by Chris McGee, John Jackson, Jackie Pickering and Dain Blanton.
Other key games for Valley teams on the schedule:
=Oct. 3: Saugus at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., FSN Prime Ticket
=Nov. 7: Santa Clara at Oaks Christian, 7:30 p.m., FSN Prime Ticket

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  • gregb

    It’s great to see two Crespi guys working in the business – Moskal and McGee. In addition to two survivors from the old (early 1980s) days of (West) Valley Cable Television and the game of the week – Rosenbloom and Marcus. I’m glad to see Valley people make good in the world of TV sports.