St. Joe students webcast football games online
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 PM
MADISON - St. Joseph Catholic School football fans can follow all Bruin varsity football action this year when journalism students webcast home and away games live over a streaming Internet radio station.
Bruin Sports Radio webcast its first game last Friday, when the Bruins defeated Lake High School in Scott County.
The pregame coach's show starts at 6:45 p.m., followed by kickoff 15 minutes later. Calling the game will be St. Joe juniors JoJo Katool, Ben Payne and Noah Greene. You can listen to the game by clicking the link on the front page of the St. Joseph Catholic School website, www.stjoebruins.com, or by pointing your web browser directly to the Bruin Sports Radio web page, www.audiosportsonline.net/2014fall/stjoseph.
You also can find the games on your tablet or cell phone by using the TuneIn radio app - available in the App Store for your iPhone and iPad or the Play Store for your Android device - by searching for the Internet radio station "ASOAudio 13."
"Our talented broadcast team of high school journalism students did a fantastic job during our first year webcasting games in 2013 - and they are ready to take it to another level," Principal Keith Barnes said. "Our students will gain valuable broadcast experience webcasting live on an Internet radio station.
"We hope our students, parents, friends and school supporters take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect with St. Joe on a weekly basis by following the Bruins throughout the football season," he said. "If they can't attend games in person, at least they will be able to hear them."
Bruin Sports Radio is produced by the St. Joe journalism program with the support of the St. Joe Booster Club and C-Spire Wireless. Other sponsors include Trustmark National Bank, Madison Garden Center, the Derivaux Insurance Agency, the Olstad family, Revel Ace Hardware, State Farm agent John Dorsa and Venture Technologies.
The radio webcasts are one part of an award-winning high school journalism program that includes a student produced and edited newspaper, The Bear Facts; a student newspaper Website, The Bear Facts Online; and the school yearbook, The Shield. Student journalists also provide photos for school publications and news releases.
The St. Joe varsity football team is coming off a successful 2013 campaign in which the Bruins went 8-4, ending the season in a first-round playoff game loss.
This season also marks the debut of St. Joe's new head football coach Miller Todd, who became the school athletic director earlier this year.
"This is an exciting way to start the year," Barnes said. "With more ways to listen to our games live this year - through your computer, tablet and cell phone - we will widen our audience and showcase our talented athletes and high school journalists.
"Journalism teaches students important life skills that include self-discipline and the ability to research, interview and write effectively. Allowing students to produce print publications and live sports webcasts are great ways to learn through hands-on experience."