For those readers that really don't know much about me, I'm a sophomore journalism major at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. At QU, I host a weekly radio show on our campus station, 98.1 FM WQAQ, titled The Field of Play, where my colleague Alex and I talk for an hour about all the crap we care about in the world of sports. We recently won Best Sports Show of the Fall 2008 Semester, so I guess we're doing something right.
Well, we might've screwed that all up tonight as we hosted perhaps the longest show in WQAQ history... we're not really sure about that and we're pulling the guess out of our asses, but it was certainly one of the longest shows in QAQ history. We were on the air this afternoon for 11 hours, beginning with our scheduled timeslot from 3 to 4 PM. As we left the studio at 4, we realized that it was Finals week and nobody would be coming to do their shows for the evening. So we went with it.. until 2 AM Eastern time.
We talked about literally everything, from Plaxico Burress to the BCS to the LPGA to the NBA to the NHL to journalistic ethics and integrity.
It was a ton of fun and we're hoping to make it a finals week tradition every semester from here on out, as it was certainly one of the most relaxing things we could've done during this stressful week. We were able to record about 5 hours of the show before my computer finally decided it didn't have any space left, so we cut recording at that point. All in all, we captured the first five hours of the show and then the last half hour or so, where we were delirious and sleep deprived and all kinds of things.
Over on our website, thefieldofplay.com, we'll soon have the show uploaded (cut up into segments, of course) for on-demand listening. I urge you to check it out.