Dear Loyal Readers,
As Steve and I graduate from Quinnipiac and the radio station we have called home since August 2004, we are left with the memories, the experiences, and the camaraderie that marked our time at the “Soundtrack of Quinnipiac.”
It has been our honor to lead coverage of Quinnipiac’s sports teams for the last 3 years. In our time here, WQAQ’s Sports Department graduated from a broadcast only operation to a broadcast, online, and print operation. We have grown from a department numbering only five hearty souls to one numbering over 30. We have expanded our game broadcast schedule by over 70 contests, and have earned awards from the Quinnipiac University Athletics Department for our efforts.
Our station has grown exponentially in the four years Steve and I spent there, and the Sports Department has led that charge. It has not only been a joy to lead this department, it has been a privilege for which we both are extremely grateful.
We would be remiss if we did not thank a number of administrators and faculty members at Quinnipiac. Jack McDonald, the Director of Athletics and Recreation, has been a monumental help to the entire WQAQ Sports Department. He is a steadfast believer in student media, and we are forever indebted to him for that. His leadership makes him one of the greatest Athletic Directors in the United States – Quinnipiac and WQAQ are extremely lucky to have him on our side.
Also thanks to Ken Sweeten, Chuck Menke and the entire QU Sports Information Staff. Without their assistance, WQAQ’s broadcasters would have been at an impasse. Sweeten’s assistance before, during, and after every broadcast was essential, and not a day went by we were not amazed with the helpfulness Sweeten’s team showed. We must also thank Daniel Brown and the Student Center staff, and Professor David Valone, the faculty advisor to WQAQ.
When students return to campus in August, Mike Radomski and Mike Silverman will be leading this great sports caravan. Indeed, this department is in splendid hands – bigger and better things are sure to come.
If we may offer one piece of advice to the students returning in the fall: soak up the experience. There is nothing like the college experience, and it goes entirely too quickly.
In closing, there is just one more thing left to say:
Let’s go Bobcats.
Seth D. Rothman
WQAQ Sports Director ’05-’08
Steven J. Tisi
WQAQ Sports Director ’06-’08