Blanchard River Buzz

A blog for rabid sports fans in the Findlay Area. Maintained by Findlay Courier sports writer Jamie Baker. The opinions expressed are my own crazed ramblings and not those of my employer the Findlay Publishing Company and its subsidiaries.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Going multimedia

Went out to Riverdale last night to cover the North Central Ohio Soccer Association showdown between the Falcons and Cory-Rawson.

Man, was it brutal out there last night. Temperatures in the mid 30s and wind gusting in excess of 30 miles an hour. I would rather be sitting in the sweltering heat of summer than sitting there shivering bracing myself against the wind like I had to last night. Wow.

I didn’t mind though it was a chance to get out of the office on a Thursday night and see something so I should never complain about that.

I want to change gears a little bit on this sunny Friday morning.

Did anyone out there ever watch the weekly television show we did a couple of years ago on UF TV? It was called Sports Scene and we had a half hour each week to talk about local sports. They only way you got to see it is if you a had Time Warner Cable in Hancock County or Fostoria. Some people out there used to watch it and I think it had kind of a cult-like following.

I have to tell you we had a lot of fun doing it. It was great. At least for me, I’d roll in there, turn the cameras on and start talking. Unfortunately the UF TV is on a shoestring budget and they decided the cut back on local programming the next year.

There’s talk of a possible radio show. Would anyone listen? Or call in with questions or comments on local sports. Is there enough interest in the Findlay area for a weekly radio sports call in show. Would you listen to it once a week instead of some kind of canned programming the radio station carries like ESPN radio.

Just throwing that possibility out there.

NEWSWORTHY:
Findlay Courier’s Friday local sports
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St. Joe looks ahead to state golf
Fremont area football capsules
Mansfield area prep roundup
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune prep sports (lots of stories today)

4 Comments:

  • At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I always thought a local radio show would be great. We are in the middle of everything, so we probably wouldn't get talked about a whole lot, but it would be great to hear about others. Toledo has a sports radio show, but they only talk about the TCL (ok, they really only talk about St. Francis). I'm sure if it is out of Findlay, then FHS would get a lot of press, but I understand that is how it is. I'd love to see one!

    Rob

     
  • At 6:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As long as it's on something other than 1330. Not enough juice to get that signal to the hinterlands after sundown. get about 5 miles out of town and it really starts to fade. Yeah there's the net but...

    How about a mostly canned 1 hour "pregame" show. Start @ 6:00 have a round table type discussion of the evenings match-ups. 1150 has something like that.

    on a side note, I wish 100.5 would start doing the BVC games live (without Tom Sheldon) instead of those bad tape-delay games on 1330. (thank god for 96.7) and put that postgame show on there too!

     
  • At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes and Yes.

     
  • At 8:18 AM, Anonymous Blue Devil 2 said…

    What is it with these radio stations and their weak signals? I don't have cable/satelite TV (just Farmer Vision) and could barely pick up an Indians game on the radio anywhere this summer.

    Now WYNT (which is basically a Marion station these days since the evil Clear Channel Communications bought them out) has moved their signal station farther south..so the "Upper Sandusky" radio station is barely listenable to 11 miles north in Carey.

     

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