Arizona’s Family Sports Launches On KAZS Yuma

Arizona’s Family Sports (AZFS) has debuted on full-power KAZS Yuma, Ariz., (over-the-air on ch. 27). Negotiations are underway to add the channel to additional cable and satellite providers in the market. The Yuma launch now makes Arizona’s Family Sports a statewide sports network.

Arizona’s Family Sports is already carried in Phoenix on KPHE-LD (OTA ch. 44 and Cox Cable 13) and in Tucson on OTA ch. 13.5 and Cox Cable 19. Arizona’s Family Sports is home to the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Rising and Arizona Interscholastic Association’s High School Championships.

Viewers in Yuma will now be able to watch more than 70 Phoenix Suns games, including preseason games, this season on Arizona’s Family Sports. The first preseason game is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8, at noon against the Detroit Pistons.

The station also carries Arizona’s Family News including the morning show Good Morning Arizona as well as Arizona’s Family News at 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. It also carries the statewide weeknight sports show The Extra Point at 10:35 p.m.

In preparation for the launch of AZFS in Yuma, Arizona’s Family invested in creating a bureau in the city hiring multi-media journalist Alexandra Rangel to cover the area. Rangel is no stranger to Yuma. She grew up in the area.

“Launching Arizona’s Family Sports in Yuma gave us a perfect opportunity to expand coverage of Yuma and the surrounding community in our newscasts, especially in those newscasts that are simulcast on AZFS,” said Debbie Bush, Arizona’s Family VP-GM.


Good Morning Arizona will be taking the show on the road to celebrate Arizona’s Family Sports coming to Yuma highlighting the city in an upcoming Field Trip Friday show. Good Morning Arizona will be live from Yuma on Friday, Oct. 6.

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