The staff and management of WQME 98.7 FM recently announced that the station will provide live broadcasts of all Anderson University football games during its programming hours. The 2005 season marks the first time that WQME has carried Anderson University Raven football games. In addition, the games will simulcast on the web through Stretch Internet (please click on www.anderson.edu/athletics for more information). The 2005 schedule kicks off on September 3 at 6 p.m. (EST) with an away game at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. Mr. Morgan Randal will serve as the “Voice of Ravens” while Mr. Ross Lines will provide color commentary for all football broadcasts.
The Ravens were 5-5 overall and 3-3 in conference play last season. Several key players return for the Ravens, who have finished in the top three the last four years and are looking to capture their first title since the 2001 campaign. Among the players who will return are sophomore quarterback Chris McKee, junior running back Denny Kimmel, senior wide receiver Hyman Smith and junior line backer Wyatt Gayer just to name a few.
“Our team is very excited about the opportunity to provide Raven fans exciting coverage of Anderson University football.” said Matt Rust, Station Manager for WQME. “Replace the batteries in your walkman radio and let us tag along with you to the games.”
The complete 2005 broadcast schedule is as follows:
|Sept. 3||Olivet Nazarene||6 p.m.||AWAY|
|Sept. 10||Taylor||1:30 p.m.||AWAY|
|Sept. 17||Earlham||1:30 p.m.||HOME|
|Oct. 1||Franklin||1:30 p.m.||AWAY|
|Oct. 8||Defiance||1:30 p.m.||HOME|
|Oct. 15||Bluffton||12:30 p.m.||AWAY|
|Oct. 22||Thomas More||1:30 p.m.||HOME|
|Oct. 29||Hanover||1:30 p.m.||HOME|
|Nov. 5||Mt. St. Joseph||1 p.m.||HOME|
|Nov. 12||Manchester||1 p.m.||AWAY|
Morgan Randal is a 2005 graduate of Anderson University where he majored in Mass Communications and Christian Ministries. He currently works full-time as a youth pastor at the Eaton First Church of God. Randal most recently worked as the voice of AU Raven basketball during the 2004-05 season. He has worked with WQME since January of 2003.
Ross Lines is an incoming senior at Anderson University, where he majors in Broadcast Production. Lines is currently the Sports Director at WQME 98.7 FM, a post that he has held since May 2005. He has been a reporter and air-jock for the station since January 2004. Lines also acted as a color commentator for multiple high school basketball games aired on WQME’s 2004 season of “Courtside Action” including the state championship tournament.
The broadcast start time for all football games will begin 15 minutes before the listed game time. A simulcast of all football games will also be part of the internet broadcast package through Stretch Internet. Stretch Internet will be the host site for Anderson University athletics on the web. A broadcast schedule can be found on the AU Athletics section of the Anderson University web site (www.anderson.edu/athletics).
“We are extremely pleased to provide a comprehensive internet broadcast schedule over the course of the 2005-06 school year,” said Michael Zapolski, Anderson's Director of Athletics. “Streaming live audio over the web represents a tremendous marketing tool for the university. My sense is that the broadcasts will be an outstanding recruiting tool and provide a bridge to alumni and supporters of our program.”
Stretch Internet streams its broadcasts at a low bit rate over the QuickTime Player. The company also provides full on-line and CD archiving. WQME is owned and operated by Anderson University. For more information call (765) 641-4349 or visit www.wqme.com
The latest addition to the AU Athletic web site is E-scores, which is a free service provided by Stretch Internet. By signing up for this feature, users can receive scores and news from Anderson University athletic events via email or cell phone. For more information on this, go to the AU Athletics web site and click on the "Raven E-Scores" link or visual E-scores icon.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.