Jason Slater, a junior broadcast journalism major at Quinnipiac University, is in his fifth semester broadcasting sporting events for the Sports Department at WQAQ. Jason has covered a variety of sports, from basketball, to volleyball, and even field hockey, and his duties as a broadcaster include both play-by-play and color commentating. He shares his wealth of sports knowledge with the audience during every broadcast, and tries to inform listeners of the small details of the game. In addition to broadcasting games for WQAQ Sports, he has also covered the women’s volleyball team, becoming the beat writer and writing articles after attending every home game.
Jason is involved in other aspects of WQAQ as well. He has his own radio show with co-host Jason Giamboi, called “Jay and Jay in the Afternoon.” Jason has previously given sports updates on WQAQ.
Aside from the radio station, Jason is also looking to expand his horizons and stretch into the realm of television. He has been a part of Q30, Quinnipiac’s television station, for over two semesters. He is a part of the student run news show “The Morning After,” which airs live every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Jason has a sports segment on “TMA,” where he gives a recap of the local and national week in sports. He has been praised for his ability to think off the top of his head while being shot live on camera, opting not to use the teleprompter or notes of any kind.
A 2007 graduate of Colonia High School in Colonia, N.J., Jason gained his sports knowledge from personal experience on the field. He was a varsity letter winner in both Baseball and Football, receiving other various sporting accolades as well. After college, Jason would like to pursue a career in sports, with his dream job as somehow landing on ESPN.