Your PHX CW Becomes Premiere Broadcast Partner with Phoenix Rising FC

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 15:23:31-05

Your very own Phoenix CW (KASW-TV) is excited to announce we have joined forces with Phoenix Rising Football Club.

Beginning Saturday, February 16th through Friday, October 18th, Your Phoenix CW will air 35 Phoenix Rising Football Club games.

In addition to broadcasting Phoenix Rising FC games, Hosts Adam Waltz, Chloe Mar, Hailey Frances, and J Russell will host a very special halftime show during each home game.

“This is a really exciting time for us,” says Traci Wilkinson, VP and General Manager of KASW-TV.  “Phoenix Rising FC has a huge presence in the valley and we’re proud to share their success with our audience.”

The franchise originated in the Valley in 2014, when the team was known as Arizona United SC. An ownership change and rebranding in November 2016 established Phoenix Rising and the team announced their plans for a soccer-specific stadium near McClintock Road and the Loop 202. 

Their first season included the signing of international superstar Didier Drogba, and a fifth place finish in the USL Western Conference and clinched the franchise’s first-ever playoff spot.   

In the 2018 season, the Rising were Western Conference Champions after finishing the regular season with their best ever record.

“This is exciting news for Phoenix Rising fans,” says Bobby Dulle, General Manager of Phoenix Rising FC. “The partnership with Your Phoenix CW improves our distribution and reach across Arizona, making Rising more accessible to our great supporters.” 

The first game to be broadcast on Your Phoenix CW is an MLS exhibition game against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, February 16th. The game will air at 7:30 p.m. on Your Phoenix CW- cable channel 6, 61.1 over the air.