By Hector Gama |Staff Writer|
Radio is conceivably one form of media that has had the greatest impact on sports and the audience and it has now made its way to CSUSB.
Here at CSUSB, Coyote Radio has been providing its listeners with the opportunity to follow national and collegiate sports teams as they compete throughout the season.
Students Garry Naylor and Ryan Talbert broadcast from 8-9:15 a.m. in the morning every Monday morning, focusing on national sports while also emphasizing sports here at school.
Perhaps no other form of the media, at this time, covers the different levels and varieties of athletics more than radio.
Everything from high school basketball to professional auto racing is transmitted to at least one of more than 13,000 radio stations in the U.S. and the newest creation, satellite radio.
O.G. Sports Talk, the name of the sports program, covers sports such as hockey, basketball, baseball, golf, soccer and football, relaying scores, while also offering their opinions on controversial plays.
“Garry and I hit all the headlines and lead stories. We cover scores and make our attempts to break down what’s going on with everything,” said Talbert.
Naylor, who has been playing basketball his entire life, and Talbert, who played varsity golf for four years, are more than qualified to discuss the world of sports.
You can hear them out on: radio.csusb.edu or on iTunes, as they will soon be covering the NBA playoffs and the NHL playoffs.
In addition, CSUSB’s softball and baseball teams are in the playoff hunt so tune in to O.G. Sports Talk for the latest updates and scores.
This upcoming Monday look for them to discuss NASCAR weekend winners, the NHL playoffs, the NBA playoffs, and heightened security at Dodgers Stadium, as well as sports here on campus.
While radio may seem like nothing more than an alternative to a television set, radio is sometimes necessary, and often times preferred.
Radio also has abilities or skills that other media cannot match, because often you give your own opinion, feelings and input on games and players unlike television were you have to stick to the script.
For example, radio forms a connection between the broadcaster and the audience.
Former major league baseball player and long-time announcer Bob Uecker says he likes radio a lot better than television.
“You paint a picture in the mind. It’s a kick to make baseball come alive to a guy hundreds of miles away who’s never seen your home park,” he said.
For students at CSUSB, the coyote radio is an excellent way to stay informed on how our teams, as well as our favorite professional teams are doing.
So every Monday from 8-9:15 a.m. tune in to O.G. Sports Talk and allow Naylor and Talbert to paint a sports picture in your mind.