Check Out The Friday Night Sports Focus – Eric Barnhardt

Host - Derek Bailey Host - Matthew Gay

On Friday I decided to stop by the NPACE Center to get a live look at the all new Friday Night Sports Focus radio show produced by Columbus State University student Mark Madden along with new hosts Matthew Gay and Derek Bailey. I wanted to get an up close and personal experience as it was my first time attending an actual live radio show. I can honestly say my experience was incredible. The hosts Matt and Derek gave me a couple of on air shout-outs  as well as gave an opportunity to speak (though I turned it down because I let the professionals do their job while I stayed in my lane). I definitely encourage all CSU students visit the radio show and observe the professionalism and hard work mixed with some good ol’ humor and fun from our very own Columbus State University students. I now have a better understanding of what it takes to produce a quality radio show.

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Be sure to tune in from 8pm – 11pm every Friday:

  • 99.7 FM
  • 1420 AM
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NPACE/CSU TV- Derek Bailey

Friday Night Sports Focus

Friday Night Sports Focus

Happy New Year,  New Semester, and New Era in Sports Radio for The NPACE Center! The Friday Night Football Focus Radio show was originally established about a year ago before the actually christening of the NPACE center.  Myself being one of the founding members of the radio show am proud to return to the school and find out that the program has blossomed into its own. One which success helped take last year’s host, Josh Pate, on to a professional career in sports broadcasting.

Host - Matthew Gay

Our first Friday Night segment was a blast. Mark, Matt, and myself were the new crew of this year’s show. We really had to sit down and rework the format to change it to fit our expertise and personality. The loss of Josh caused us to re-evaluate what were going to do as far as a broadcast unit. To me it sounded great and later that weekend I talked to Josh and he said he loved it, so with his blessing I feel like we will be very successful with the radio broadcast. But also stay looking our CSU TV broadcast airing later this semester!

One Love Yall

Derek Bailey

Friday Night Sports Focus

Last Friday, I got to take Maggie’s place on Friday Night Sports Focus. I am different then most people because I find both production and talent work very interesting. I did not have much time to learn how to be a producer, but i’ve learned that you have to be ready to deal with difficult situations in a short amount of time in the media industry. I learned how to run the board and set up the intros and outros. Throughout the show I was having to make sure we were staying on schedule so that we could follow our cues for commercials from PMB. For the show content itself, we talked primarily about the NFL combine and draft. I am a Notre Dame fan, so I loved getting to talk about Manti Te’o.

Being such an integral part of the show, Friday night helped me in more ways than I can put into words because the best way to learn something is to actually go out and do it. The are many talented people who want jobs in the media industry and I have to do everything I can to put myself on top. The Friday Night Sports Focus show at NPACE is going to be a huge achievement that I can put on my resume along with being an intern at WLTZ. Make sure you listen to the show on Friday nights on 106.5 FM!

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Mark Yanoschik – CSU TV coming soon!

This week a majority of my time with the NPACE center was being at the meetings concerning a partnership with CSU TV. Right now, the plan is that it will air on a Mediacom channel starting this summer. Obviously, a lot of work must go into planning before anything can be started. Many students from the Communications Department came out to the interest meetings and screen tests, which shows how much the department is growing. A variety of great ideas were brought up due to the amount of students present at the interest meeting. Many ideas were expected, such as a sports or pop culture show, but some were outside of the box such as a sketch comedy show or prank show. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I would also love to be on a sports show since I was a part of the NFL picks and high school game recaps for the Friday Night Football Focus radio show at the NPACE center.

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It was exciting to do the test screening for CSU TV. Admittedly, I was nervous like many of the other students. This sense of nervousness made me even more excited because the NPACE center is presenting me with real world situations that might not otherwise be available to me. I did an ad-lib about the new state-of-the-art recreational center on the main campus, because I spend a lot of time working there. I feel like the test screening went well, now I just have to wait to see if the students and staff  behind CSU TV chooses me to be on a show. Wish me luck!

Dan Quigley – NPACE & CSU TV

Well it’s the photo(2)end of week three already this semester and things are busy as ever here at Columbus State. My internship with NPACE & CSU TV already has me doing cool things all over the city of Columbus. At the end of the first week I had already found myself video taping The Elixir of Love at the River Center. The opera was put together by our fellow friends at the Schwob School of Music. I was able to practice my live recording skills and try to capture the months of hard work by other students in the College of the Arts.

photo(3) I would be lying though if I didn’t mention that one of my favorite parts (besides listening to the harp player practice before the show) was the Front of House audio mixer they had in there. Luckily, I was able to grab a shot of it so I could share it. This is a serious piece of equipment and I wouldn’t have been able to see it had it not been for the opportunity from my internship. Not to mention it was hard not to think about how nice one of those would look in my living room.

So, Jazmine and I were able to get a lot of material from the show even though there were only two of us and three cameras. The show itself was a great thing to record. At first, I was a little wary about having to sit through an opera and film it but it turned out to be a great performance by the actors/singers, and orchestra. I was certainly glad I was able to go and the footage we got turned out really nice.

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After we packed up and headed back to NPACE, a look in the window revealed some of our other interns getting their NPACE on as well. Friday Night Sports Focus was in full effect doing what they do best on the airwaves. I grabbed a sneak shot of them as you can see here. This is the NPACE Radio Station that is blooming out of nowhere thanks to people like them as well as our partners at PMB. On Febuary 14th, we’re going to be having our big kickoff down for the radio station so be sure to keep an eye out (or an ear I should say).

Not only am I interning at NPACE but also at the very soon to be CSU TV which is headquartered up on main campus. Formally known as COEHP.tv, I have worked here for two years and am now getting to do part of my internship as the project  has a metamorphosis into the television station for the entire campus. As you may or may not know NPaCE also has a studio built on the same model as that of CSU TV. I’m looking forward to helping both of these projects collabphotoorate with each other and build another outlet for the Communication Department as well as the University as a whole. In this last picture, you can see the set from one of our shows TWiSS which stands for This Week in Space Science. The show is hosted by CSU’s own Dr. Shawn Cruzen, director of the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. All week I worked on making this set work for our recording on Thursday. As you can see from the picture, there are NO WIRES on the ground. That’s a major accomplishment if I do say so myself. Also we were able to do the show with no green screen which in my opinion made it look extremely clean. Dr. Cruzen came in and put on a great show which should be up right after we edit it. He talked about all of the exciting things they are doing down there at the Space Science Center (just a stone’s throw from NPACE) and believe me they are exciting. Not to get to into it but one of the topics was the transit of Venus that happened this past summer. The Science Center sent teams all over the world to capture and document this once in a lifetime astrological event. You’ll have to tune into the show to get the rest of the details.

Anyway, a lot has gone on in these last few weeks and this is just the tip of the iceberg. I can’t wait to watch both NPACE and CSU TV grow over the course of the semester while being able to be involved. This is going to be a big one for both of them in Spring 2013 so keep tuned!