Sunrise Broadcasting of NY, Inc., owner of 1220 ESPN Radio (97.3FM Poughkeepsie), and the Marist College Center for Sports Communication have launched a weekly sports radio program produced live from the Marist College campus, representing the nation’s first partnerships between an ESPN radio affiliate and an academic center on a college campus.
The program, named “The Classroom,” is heard on Saturday mornings on 1220 ESPN Radio (97.3FM Poughkeepsie) and live on the web at foxradio.net from 10 a.m. to noon. The show is hosted by accomplished sports academic and commentator Dr. Keith Strudler, director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, and play-by-play sports broadcaster Geoff Brault, voice of the Marist women’s basketball team. They will discuss the big topics and pressing issues in sports that are important to area listeners, going beyond wins and losses. Instead of only discussing what’s happening in sports, “The Classroom” will also focus on why it happens.
In addition to the Saturday morning program, every Friday, Marist sports communication students will write and produce a three-minute feature highlighting Marist athletics and other sporting events in the area. This segment, called “The Marist Minute,” will give listeners insight into what’s happening and what will happen locally in sports.
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