Cavalier Radio has returned to live broadcasting of Cabrini’s sports. On October 5, Cabrini’s men won 5-2 over Centenary University (NJ).
It was Cabrini’s first sporting event to air on Cavalier Radio in over a decade. Cavalier Radio is the student-run public radio station here at the University of Cabrini.
The match was called by Ryan Chybinski and Brendan Fisher. Chybinski was the play-by-play and Fisher was the color analyst. Matt Rutherford was also on set for the game.
The return of live sports broadcasting on Cavalier Radio came about due to the growing interest in sports within Cavalier Radio. The sports department headed by Fisher and Rutherford began preparatory work last year to begin broadcasting games.
The system used by Cavalier Radio is called Qgo Live. Qgo Live is a system that allows students to call up the game in the field.
After a strong interest in students within Cavalier Radio and eager to produce more content, the broadcast of Cabrini Athletics is an opportunity for Cavalier Radio.
âI am really delighted that Cavalier Radio is broadcasting sports again,â said Jill Smith, chief operator and general manager of Cavalier Radio. âWe have systems in place so that we can call up games and the students can manage everything on their own. “
Smith is a former member of Cavalier Radio and has been its director since 2014.
âI listened to the men’s soccer game and I think it went really well,â said Smith. âWe have a microphone problem during the game and my staff are fixing the problem. “
One of the microphones during the broadcast was longer than the other. The members of Cavalier Radio fixed the problem.
âI think Cavalier Radio can be an avenue for students who want to get involved in sports broadcasting,â Smith said. âI want to give them a way and an avenue to create a portfolio and use all that information to help them find a job. “
Smith, with the help of Fisher, Rutherford and others, was able to start from scratch to be able to broadcast matches in a matter of years.
âI think we are always interested in involving students to give them the experience they want to get to prepare to take it to the next level,â said Dave Howell, director of sports communications.
In addition to being director of sports communication, Howell teaches a sports communication course. Howell has worked at Cabrini for 10 years, most notably as Director of Sports Information for five of those years.
“I think we can call every game as more and more students get interested and realize that they have the opportunity to get that experience to call games. I think we can call every game,” Howell said.
Howell mentioned in the interview that Cabrini had to outsource the broadcast of some games last year.
âIt helps give Cavalier Radio experience and content,â Howell said. âYou can fill two hours of content with a huge amount of programming and I also think it gives students the opportunity to understand what it means to call a game in a different place and having someone on the board is an experience you might not live in other places.
If you want to listen to any Cabrini track and field match on Cavalier Radio, you can listen to 89.1 WYBF or go to Radio Cavalier website.