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Expanding Student Opportunities Through Live Sports Broadcasting at LCCC

Anthony DeVenuta │ Writer

What began as a single camera and laptop expanded into a professional student-run, live sports broadcast offering students a practical look into the TV/film, communications, and media production majors.

Wendy Barron, coordinator of Communications, Media, and the Arts at LCCC, highlights the program as an engaging foundational experience for students.

 "They are in a situation where they’re responsible for a major component of a production," Barron said. 

This hands-on approach allows students to experience the basics of broadcasting in a professional setting. With some broadcasts reaching over 1,000 views on YouTube, students experience the real-world impact of their hard work, making the broadcasts an excellent option for those interested in media-related fields.

"So, the fact that we have this opportunity for students, I think, is definitely unique," said Peter Sabino, Digital Media and Design Lab Aid, a key figure behind the broadcast's success.  

He also noted the program's role in bridging essential classroom learning with real-world application, offering a supportive environment for students to learn and grow.

Sabino's sentiment was echoed by Christopher Jensen, a student worker involved in the broadcasts when asked about the program’s aim to provide an educational experience for students, regardless of their major, offering a glimpse into the TV/film and communications majors. It also serves as an extension of the film club, fostering a community of learners passionate about media production.

For students who are undecided about their major or contemplating a major shift, the program presents a unique opportunity allowing students to "dip their toes" into the field, giving them a look into what the media courses have to offer. Students interested in exploring live sports broadcasting at LCCC can reach out to Wendy Barron at or Peter Sabino at for more information on how to get involved. This initiative underscores LCCC's commitment to providing innovative and practical learning experiences, preparing students for the dynamic world of media and communications.

Photo Caption: Peter Sabino live sports broadcast control room


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