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Weather Causes Termination Of Broadcast
September 1, 2012Bulldog Broadcasting
The hurricane remnants that plowed through the Kansas City area Friday night forced the Bulldog Broadcasting Network to terminate its coverage of the Kearney vs. Lee's Summit game at halftime.
"The students were doing a great job of working under the conditions," Adviser Lyndall Dodson said. "They had a great attitude while standing out in the rain. For the students' health and equipment concerns, I decided to stop the broadcast and pack everything away."
The first half has been recorded. Plans call to air that half as soon as practical.
"I hated to make the decision to stop the broadcast," Dodson said. "I had hoped that maybe the rain would relent as the game progressed. Instead it got worse. We had three cameras out on the sideline for our coverage. At this stage of the game, if any of that equipment goes down, it can't be replaced."
The BBN is currently examining how to cover the Raytown South football game.
"I am out of town with the cross country team Friday and Saturday," Dodson said. "The BBN producer and one of the lead announcers are also on the cross country team.
"I have so many new students in the broadcasting program this year. I have had a limited amount of time to train them to handle a four camera live switch. I had hoped to used the Lee's Summit game as a good training tool for the kids. The weather did not cooperate in this case."
The BBN is exploring several options to get the game on the internet.
"Our goal is to eventually get the games from the stadium out live as they happen instead of a tape delay," Dodson said. "Internet access at the stadium is pretty much non-existent. With an operation as large as the BBN, it makes it difficult to get it out live. We are working on ways to make it happen."