Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly reported that the broadcast of this game would be live. It will be delayed. The article has been corrected.
If you'd to see some of the varsity volleyball showdown between Albany High and El Cerrito High tonight, Thursday, you don't have to go to the Albany High gym to do it.
The student broadcasting program at Albany High announced it will feature the 5:30 game as its "first, official broadcast."
However, it will not be live. It will be recorded and shown at later times online at albanystudentbroadcasting.com, and on Comcast Channel 33 (within Albany).
The Lady Cougars of Albany High advanced to the state finals last year in their division (Division III), losing a close, hard-fought battle in five games to Cathedral Catholic of San Diego.
Here is the announcement yesterday from the Albany High website about the broadast:
The All-new Albany Student Broadcasting
posted by Jeff Castle
Albany Student Broadcasting has been around in one form or another since 2003, as a small, volunteer effort. This year marks its debut as a full-fledged class. And this Thursday (10/18) marks our first, official broadcast... a home varsity volleyball game vs. El Cerrito. 5:30p in the AHS Gym.
With generous support from Contra Costa County ROP, Albany Unified School District and the City of Albany, Ned Purdom and I have built one of the only live remote broadcasting classes in the country. If that sounds lofty, we invite you to come out and watch the crew in action. We have producers, directors, play-by-play and color commentators, multiple cameras, on-screen graphics, statisticians and more. It's amazing what the kids have picked up in such a short amount of time. We are so proud of them.
The class is divided into two teams, each of which run an entire broadcast. In total this year, we plan to cover about 25 events, including sports, performing arts and community-related activities. Broadcasts air on Comcast Channel 33 (within the City of Albany) and online at albanystudentbroadcasting.com. Of course, if you visit the website right now, the quality of the existing broadcasts is not indicative of what we'll produce in the weeks and months ahead.
The broadcasting class is open to all grade levels and takes place approximately once per week in the afternoon and evenings.