We are in the middle of the winter sports season at Wilmington High School and you can now watch basketball and hockey games on our Education Channel (Comcast 99 / Verizon 39) and online. Our sports team includes staff and volunteers, and they’ve covered a handful of games so far. We’re looking to get some wrestling on soon.
Anyone who follows sports knows how important the play-by-play calls are. And this winter, we’ve been fortunate to have a few new commentators sign up to call the games. Larry Gordon has done a pair of girls basketball games. This past weekend Jay Barrett and Rob Irwin paired up for their first hockey game together, although both of them brought on-air aliases to the rink. Also of note, Jim Boyle isn’t new to play-by-play, but this WCTV veteran has been back doing basketball games this year.
Play-by-play can be challenging, but also rewarding. And if you know the rules of the game, your insight really enhances the product. Interested in being a part of our sports team? We don’t just need commentators, but camera operators are welcome as well. Contact Adam Duenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if winter sports isn’t your thing, spring is right around the corner with baseball, softball and lacrosse!
We have a couple of station events coming up that are open to the public:
- Monday, January 22 at 7PM: Learn about our field cameras and what goes into a field production, including sports. Contact Operations Manager Adam Dusenberry to RSVP and to learn more: email@example.com.
- Wednesday, January 31st at 7PM: Our first Media Meet-Up of the year is on interviewing. We’ll be talking about interviewing on television and in the podcast studio. Contact Lisa Kapala at firstname.lastname@example.org