For the first time in nearly 40 years, WBGU-TV will air a live broadcast of a Bowling Green State University hockey game. The game will be a match-up of long-time rivals BGSU and Bemidji State. It will air at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1. Viewers should check their television listing for specific channel number.
The game will be a true local production with BGSU students producing the promotional videos, operating the cameras, and running the video board under the direction of WBGU-TV staff.
“This is an excellent opportunity for our students to have real-life and real-time experience working as part of the crew on a live hockey broadcast,” said WBGU-TV General Manager Tony Short. “This type of experience goes a long way once students graduate and begin seeking employment in the media communications field.”
The game also brings a new option to WBGU-TV viewers as the station revisits sports programming. “We’re hoping those who follow hockey, or even those who have never seen a game, will tune-in to see how the BGSU Falcons perform,” WBGU-TV Co-General Manager Tina Simon said. “Airing sports, let alone, a live game, is something very different for us and we hope the viewers will enjoy it. BGSU has a great hockey team and it should be an exciting game.”
Local businesses are encouraged to support the broadcast and various sponsorship packages are available. To learn more, call Doug Cameron at WBGU-TV at 419-372- 7128 or visit wbgu.org/hockey. Individuals also can support the broadcast by visiting wbgu.org/hockey.
Plans are to air a second live hockey broadcast Friday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. when BGSU takes on Michigan Tech.
WBGU-TV 27 is a PBS affiliate and partner of Bowling Green State University serving a 19-county region with award-winning programming and educational resources. For more information, visit www.wbgu.org.