Just wanted to give a little shout out to Barry Rooke, my friend and former Station Manager at CFRU 93.3FM, the campus radio station in Guelph. Unfortunately, Barry's contract was not renewed by the Board of Governors and he will be moving on from CFRU in the coming year.
Barry had a huge influence on my introduction to sports journalism this past year, spearheading the sports broadcasting project on campus that covered football, basketball and hockey with outstanding results. He, along with Steve Mason, Aaron Levy, myself and a host of others worked together to build a very successful and professional broadcasting experience that will hopefully only improve over time.
With Barry moving on, I, along with Aaron, will likely look to take on greater roles in continuing to bring listeners high quality sports broadcasting. We're already looking into working with the Programming Committee at the radio station to try and plan for the fall when hopefully we'll be able to bring not only home but also road games to our listeners.
As always, we NEEEEEED volunteers to make this thing work. CFRU has a very small paid staff and many programs are run almost exclusively by volunteers. If you're interested in getting involved in ANY aspect of sports broadcasting, let me know.
As for Barry, I want to wish him the best of luck in his future work. Aside from being a great producer of our sports programs, he's also an excellent DJ and a real cool guy who'll be missed around the station.