Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is the official English language television partner of Columbus Crew SC. All Black & Gold contests on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel are bolstered by expanded pre and post-match coverage, including a half-hour pre-match show – featuring content from Time Warner Cable’s signature soccer studio show, “Center Circle” – and a post-match breakdown to conclude the action.
2014 marked the first year of this partnership with the newly established 95.5 The Game airing the club’s full 34-match Major League Soccer schedule, beginning March 8, 2014 at D.C. United.
Launched on April 1, 2013, 95.5 The Game specializes in local and regional sports content, highlighted by current partnerships as the radio home of the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. The Black & Gold join these historic Ohio franchises as the station’s first Columbus-based professional sports partner.
As part of the agreement, each Crew SC contest will be accompanied by a half-hour pre-match show and a half-hour post-match wrap-up. Additionally, Crew SC and 95.5 The Game are partnering on new shoulder programming and digital content initiatives. Details surrounding these elements will be released ahead of the 2014 season.
La Mega 103.1 FM is the Spanish radio home of the Crew. 2014 marked the eleventh consecutive year that Crew SC has aired its games in Spanish on Columbus radio. Carlos Cordova provides La Mega's play-by-play coverage, with Benny Pietrangelo working as an analyst alongside Juan Valladares on sideline duty.
Inside the Crew
Crew SC’s weekly 60-minute feature show, Inside Crew SC, returned in 2014 with a new timeslot, talent team and location on the radio dial. On Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. ET on 95.5 The Game, Neil Sika and longtime TV analyst Dwight Burgess are set to provide reaction and analysis surrounding the club, complete with interviews from current Crew SC personnel and opposing players and coaches.