Local Sports Broadcasting Camp Set for Area Youth

RUSTON – Two of north Louisiana’s award winning radio broadcasters will hold a camp designed for area youth who are interested in sports radio broadcasting.
Louisiana Tech’s Malcolm Butler and ESPN 97.7/ULM’s Nick White will team up for the inaugural 
Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camppresented by Barry Ricks M.D. Pediatric Associates July 24-26 at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.

The camp is for boys and girls entering grades 7 through 12 this fall who are interested in gaining real-life knowledge and first-hand experience of the sports broadcasting business. It is for beginners; campers aren’t expected to have any type of broadcasting experience.

Individuals can get more information on the camps official website at LiveMicSports.com.

In addition to Barry Ricks M.D. Pediatric Associates presenter sponsorship, additional camp partners include Ruston Daily Leader, First National Bank, BBQ West in West Monroe, Community Trust Bank, Circus Tees, ESPN 97.7 and Donnie Bell Design.

Cost of the camp is $150 and includes refreshments, a camp T-shirt as well as a CD of the campers’ live on-air appearance on the Nick Brown Show on the final day of the camp. The camp will be limited to the first 24 individuals who sign up.
The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on both Thursday (July 24) and Friday (July 25) as participants will get training and mock experience in play-by-play broadcasting as well as sports talk radio.

The Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camp will conclude on Saturday when participants meet at The Depot in Ruston at 8:30 a.m. The campers will be divided into small groups and each group will participate in a live segment on the Nick Brown Show on ESPN 97.7 FM.

For more information on the camp, individuals can call Butler at 318-614-4513.

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