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Radio on the TV

Ryan Matlack

Managing Editor

In the past decade alone, we have seen Journalism develop versatility. Thanks to the evolution of the world wide web, a simple print article can be accompanied by a wide array of multimedia aspects. In recent years, we have seen popular radio programs score ratings high enough to acquire the attention of a camera. Syndicated programs have been around for over half a century.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, series such as The Adventures of Superman and Mr. Ed were featured on both television and radio. However, neither of the these of these programs held a talk format, and neither were simulcasted. Radio giants, such as Howard Stern, began to add the visual aspect to their show at the turn of the millennium.  Instead losing listeners, to the TV crowd, Howard TV helped grow an already heavily populated audience.

Nowadays, simulcasted shows have become the goal for flourishing radio programs. Aside from National programs featuring on ESPN or Fox Sports radio, Local programs have found themselves on to TV, if even at the local level. Primetime Sports on 590 “The Fan” can be found on Sportsnet TV in Ontario. The same can be said for “Felger and Maz” of 98.5 “The Sports Hub” out of Boston, Ma. They can be seen on Comcast SportsNet New England.

Well, the radio heads at WSCB 89.9 have decided to at least experiment with this new form of media. The video clip featured here in this article is a test instrumented by a morning sports talk show, “The Amateur Hours.” They displayed techniques featured on successful simulcasted shows such as the Dan Patrick Show.

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You can also listen to the podcasts featured on the show, such as this one with NCAA Basketball analyst Marc Tancredi.

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