I'll echo Ralph's thanks on the Billy Jerry news. I know it is a new world in terms of protecting student privacy, but it is surprising that this was not reported somewhere previously.
Why are people still obsessing over Ben Barr? The coaching decision has been made. Get. Over. It.
The lack of away game coverage on WRPI has been really disappointing. Complaints have been lodged with the school over it and it seems like part of the issue is that the school does not provide any budget for a student broadcast team to go to the away games. The school has a communications program; creating a modest source of funds for students to work the away games would have an educational purpose.
However, one problem with sending a tandem of students to an away game is that neither of them are likely to be 25 years old. The school renting cars for students under 25 is going to be a very expensive proposition for both rental rates and insurance the school must carry for under age drivers. An older alumni broadcaster would have to always be involved as the driver of the rental vehicle.
Regardless, something has to be done regarding keeping something on the air that has been done on the school station for approximately six decades. In fact, one of the reasons the station was founded to begin with was to broadcast school events (read their charter or whatever it is called). So cover the dammed school events, especially for the many elderly fans the athletic teams have. More than a few of that group lack the computer skills necessary to stream games. Of those that have the skills, a number simply will not provide credit card information to here today and gone tomorrow web sites to pay for the stream (I myself am in that group). For them, radio is the only option they are completely comfortable with. Fork it over!!!
Just realized: It also doesn't help that the school administration tosses the kids out for a semester on a forced co-op. Even the band has had to adjust.
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