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TEAM MEDIA NOTES: CNN/SI TO JOIN "PANTHERS TONIGHT"
Published October 9, 1997
SportsChannel FL (SCFL) has launched "Panthers Tonight," a show designed specifically for NHL Panthers telecasts. "Panthers Tonight" pre-game and between periods news reports will come from Eric Goodman in the CNN/SI studios in Atlanta. CNN/SI will update NHL games in progress with scores, highlights and injury reports (SCFL). SUNSHINE & LIGHTNING? Lightning broadcasters Rick Peckham and Bobby Taylor will co-host a 30-minute, weekly, magazine-style TV show, "Lightning Weekly," on the Sunshine Network. The show will air Fridays at 6:00pm ET, with repeat airings before select Lightning games (Lightning). THE MIGHTY QUINN: Quinn Buckner will work as an analyst for Pacers home cable telecasts this season. Buckner will also continue as CBS Sports commentator (STAR-NEWS, 10/9). THE WIZARD: Dave Johnson was officially named the new play-by-play voice for the NBA Wizards on their flagship station, WRC-AM. He replaces Charlie Slowes (Wizards).