Tuesday, May 30, 2006

OKC in the AM

Well, the WNUR sports crew ships out tomorrow morning for Oklahoma City and the 2006 Women's College World Series. Again, our first broadcast is Thursday evening when the Wildcats take on the Crimson Tide of Alabama. First pitch is slated for 6:06 PM Central Time, and our pre-game coverage will begin at 5:40. All games can be heard on WNUR 89.3 FM or at sports.wnur.org. When I was a freshman the WNUR marketing slogan was "Turn down your TV and turn up WNUR." This was directed mostly at NU football fans who could watch the games on TV. Well, I'm bringing it back, all of NU's Softball Games in the series can be seen on ESPN or ESPN2, but WE URGE YOU to turn down those announcers who have not seen this team play once this year, or maybe EVER. We have broadcast every post season game in the Drohan era on top of our Big Ten season coverage, so if you want to feel the excitement of Northwestern Students calling a National Championship run, and want to listen to announcers who know this team inside and out, turn us up. So for this weekend, TURN DOWN YOUR TV AND TURN UP WNUR!

On some other notes, Alex Freedman and I should arrive in Oklahoma City in time to attend the pre-tournament press conference, so we will post audio from it to this blog. Also, keep an eye to the blog and sports.wnur.org for other broadcasts from Oklahoma City. We may be doing a "joint venture" World Series preview with Alabama Student Radio WVUA, or some other type of preview show from OKC, so keep checking back.

For the seniors who have watched this team since they were freshman, and for others on our staff that have come to appreciate the heart, determination, and character of this group of athletes, this is a very special time. I don't think any of us thought a CWS birth would happen just 5 seasons into the "Drohan Era." Keep reading for updates, multimedia, schedules, etc. and be sure to catch all the College World Series action on WNUR.

P.S. With the group we have going on this trip (Ray Garcia, myself, Ryan "Bobo" Morton, and Alex Freedman) this might be the first and last top to bottom "serious" post of the trip.

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