Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

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DSC_0598The Javelina Broadcast Network, in cooperation with Alan Harwell of KDF Fox, will be bringing TAMUK a new show to watch every week: Javelina Showtime.

Javelina Showtime will be a 30-minute broadcast dedicated to sports, said Aaron Salinas, JBN Co-Director. The actual show will air for 22 minutes, and it is planned to air all year, featuring a variety of sports from baseball to volleyball to cross-country, and of course, football.

“This has been in the works for quite awhile now. The department, alongside KDF Fox, are hoping this will be a stepping stone so that this broadcasts everywhere south of San Antonio,” Salinas said.

Fernando Flores, JBN Co-Director, said it will be a challenge, but nothing JBN can’t handle.

“It’s going to be a big challenge. What I didn’t know was that the department had the coaches’ show years ago, but it got lost during the time Coach Atterberry was here,” Flores said. “Coach Calloway is revamping things and he wants to do it again, so it’s a little more demanding now, but we’ll get through it.”

“All new things do have their share of challenges but the cool thing is that we’re the first to do it,” Salinas said. “We can set that bar as high as we want and make the show the best we can make it so that way it starts a following for all those Javelina fans.”

To make sure the show runs without a hitch, Flores and Salinas will be enlisting a few people to appear on the show every week. Guest appearances will include the coaches and players, Flores said.

The content will vary weekly. For the most part, it’ll include a segment on the game of the week, both home and away. Javelina Showtime will analyze key plays, mistakes made and the overall game, from highlights to coaches’ interviews, Salinas said.

The camera crew will focus on footage of the practices Mondays and Tuesdays, interviewing coaches on Wednesdays and will send it off on Thursday so that it is ready to be broadcast Saturday, Salinas said.

“Most of the student body, the community, they see the game. They don’t know what goes on behind the scenes, what the coaches talk about and think about and their thoughts on the players,” Flores said. “It’s really good to get more in-depth and know how they handle their team and how to get them prepared.”

The content will vary weekly. For the most part, it’ll include a segment on the game of the week, both home and away. Javelina Showtime will analyze key plays, mistakes made and the overall game, from highlights to coaches’ interviews, Salinas said.