St. Louis television station KPLR Channel 11 CW will be a broadcast partner this year for the Lake Race June 2-4 on the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. The news was announced in a press release from radio station network KRMS-93.5/RPCKS-WENG. The Offshore Powerboat Association is sanctioning the event, which is heading into its fourth year.
Coverage of the fourth annual Lake Race will be bigger and better than every before. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
KPLR joins The Ozarks CW-Springfield, part of the KY3 family of stations, and My Network, part of the KMIZ Columbia/Jefferson City family of television stations, according to the release. Co-Mo Connect will once again offer race coverage to its customers around the lake and in the St. Joseph, Mo., market. U-Stream will also be available for mobile viewing.
“Television viewing for boat racing has really grown in the past two years,” said Dennis Klautzer, the owner and general manager of KRMS, 935 Rocks and Viper Television productions, in the release. “Fans are really getting turned on as evidence of the OPA Race Coverage our team provided for the Offshore National Championships at Englewood, Florida, in November posting huge ratings beating out NFL Football on the Tampa/Sarasota/St. Petersburg ABC Television. The increased number of viewers across Missouri is another reason for the attention we received from KPLR.”
The KRMS radio broadcast team will consist of sports director Brendan Mathews and Shane Sherman, a well-known figure in the high-performance powerboating community, according to the release. They’ll be joined by Sportscasters from KY3, KMIZ and KPLR.