Lubbock Christian University’s (LCU) student-managed radio station will begin live broadcasting all home athletic contests.
Starting in the Spring of 2022, 99.1 Chap Radio, LCU’s student-run radio station maintained by the department of Communication and Fine Arts, will be broadcasting all home athletic events in the Rip Griffin Center. Additionally, the student broadcasters plan to cover many baseball and softball games as well as track and field competitions
“We have six students at LCU as broadcasters for this basketball season,” shared Brennan Riker, the student manager and station sports director for Chap Radio. Those student broadcasters—Nathan Karseno, Nicholas Albright, Garret Killough, Nick Teague, Landon Parish, and Noah Horn—work under Riker, who was appointed by Dr. Shawn Hughes, Assistant Professor of Communication and the station’s chief operator.
“One of my goals for the broadcasting program is to see as many students involved as possible,” Riker continued. “I also want to cover as many LCU athletic events as possible—not to give just members of our university, but the community of Lubbock something to enjoy, at no cost to them.”
Dr. Hughes explained, “Chap Radio has participated in sports broadcasting on and off throughout the years since 2012, but we are looking forward to returning consistently at a higher level.”
Included in the planned broadcasts are Homecoming weekend’s basketball matchups in the Rip Griffin Center, where the undefeated top-seeded Chaparrals and No.15-ranked Lady Chaps take on Midwestern State Thursday night. Both teams continue seeking to make history, as the men’s team looks to extend the best season start in program history to 20 straight wins, and the defending NCAA Division II national champions look to win their 100th-straight home contest—which would be the longest in the NCAA ever, on any level. The Lady Chaps then host Texas Women’s University Saturday afternoon, after which the Chaparrals will take on Dallas Baptist.
Homecoming weekend will also feature the opening homestand for the Chaparrals’ 2022 baseball season, while the LCU softball team will begin their season on the road in Alabama.