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Tuning into Sports Broadcasting

Program helps students discover future careers

From covering South’s latest athletic matches to the newest Chicago Blackhawks’ defenseman, the Sports Broadcasting program provides its students with multiple unique opportunities in sports, sophomore Leandro Arredondo said.

The Sports Broadcasting program aims to educate students on the skills of interviewing, broadcast writing style, and creating on-air radio packages, Daniel Oswald, Broadcasting Teacher and Adviser, said. The program provides a window into South’s extracurricular activities.

“We like to provide a clear view for the community to see the excellent things students do,” Oswald said.

The program also doubles as an extracurricular activity, giving students the opportunity to have radio shows and cover games outside of school hours, junior Jack Czerwionka, Sports Director, said.

“Students get the opportunity to voice their opinions a lot and say what they want without [fearing] judgment,” Czerwionka said.

The class combines students with many different and diverse backgrounds under one passion: broadcasting, Czerwionka said.

“The club’s goal is to branch out and attract all different types of people so everyone is included and comfortable,” Czerwionka said.

The program aims to give students a leg up in the broadcasting world, Oswald said.

“[Sports broadcasting is] a working community organization that has a clear service purpose,” Oswald said.

Now that anyone can upload pre-recorded videos, having trained broadcasting skills are increasingly important. In the future, audiences will have to be more selective in the broadcasting field because of the surplus of media, and the hope is that this program will set students apart, Oswald added.

“I hope I [can] give my students the tools to put them ahead [in their career, and] to give them an eagle eye to detect what has value,” Oswald said.

The experience of interviewing a professional through Sports Broadcasting can help build the foundation for his future career, Arredondo said.

His work in sports broadcasting has encouraged Arrendondo to pursue broadcasting in the future, along with his goal to become a sports director by his senior year.

“I love being on air because it helps me express myself and debate about sports or athletes,” Arredondo said. “It really helps get my message across.”

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