It’s Official: Ch. 8 Nabs Preseason TV RightsJune 13th, 2013
Joe broke word two weeks ago that WFLA-TV, Ch. 8, would be the new home for Bucs preseason TV broadcasts.
Now it’s official, per the station’s website. They’ve locked up the rights for five seasons. There’s also going to be fancy pregame shows and a new Bucs show during the regular season. (Perhaps Joe will be a special guest?)
News Channel 8 will also produce and air pregame specials prior to each preseason game and News Channel 8’s Dan Lucas will host “Bucs Bonus”, a half hour program that will air Saturday night’s at 7pm during the NFL season
There’s been no disclosure of announcers yet. Joe reported Ronde Barber was in talks to replace John Lynch, who tired of flying in from his Colorado home for the preseason schedule and the duties surrounding his game analyst role.