"Diverse Sports and the Blasted Radio" was an episode of Ferris State Live designed to air on both the Ferris Access Channel and on Fox 32 News of Cadillac. It was the 14th episode of said show in the 2009-2010 season, and first episode of the Spring 2010 semester. This episode aired on January 21st, 2010.
The school's 2010 Martin Luther King Day celebrations featured prominently, but in particular emphasis was placed on the fact that "MLK Day" at Ferris was more appropriately dubbed "MLK Week." Put on by the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS,) MLK Week celebrations began Monday, January 18th with the Annual Freedom March. Matt Chaney, director of OMSS, joined Scott and Leah to share his thoughts on the proceedings. The Freedom March happened on January 18th, starting at 3:00 PM and going until about 3:30. Students and public involved in the marching event began at the Merril/Travis Hall building on South Campus and marched to the Rankin Center building on North Campus.
MLK Day in particular was one of few days a year that the school's Jim Crow Museum was opened to the public. Celebrations continued on Tuesday, complete with an exhibit in the Rankin Center called "The Tunnel of Oppression." On Wednesday, events continued with The N*W*C* Show, which was a demonstration held over the impact racial and other slurs have had on language and interrelations. This was repeated on Thursday the 21st, along with with a Legacy Dinner and Awards show.
WBRN, the Big Rapids News and Talk Radio station, had their news director Paul Cicchini appear on Tuesday night to bring more attention to viewers of events that were going on in northwestern Michigan's radio market. He made a brief point also of the fact that News/Talk 1460 and Y-102.3 are affiliated with each other.
Most third segments of FSL end with a sports update. Given that Ferris' hockey team season began in January, Sandy spent most of his time in segment 3 discussing Bulldog Hockey game outcomes and announcing future games.
The show was considered a success by most of its own production crew as well as by the instructor, Glen.
- MLK Day video stream at Ferris Official Website
- MLK Day Celebration PDF at Ferris Official Website
- Ferris TV Stream Site
Fall 2009 episodes
Spring 2010 episodes
14. "Diverse Sports and the Blasted Radio"