When I was a student at Staples High School, one of the greatest sources of pride was WWPT, the student-run radio station. Two of my closest friends had their own shows and played music we shared and talked about throughout the day. And it was always a source to listen to Staples sporting events if you could not stay after school.
Many years later, not much has changed. If anything, WWPT, located at 90.3 on your FM dial, has only gotten better.
The station last year won John Drury National High School Radio Awards in four categories and was nominated in nine this year, including Best Sports Play-By-Play, Best Sportscast and Best Sportstalk Program.
Now, the play-by-play team of Eric Gallanty and DJ Sixsmith is upping the ante. Tomorrow, prior to the big game between Staples and Ridgefield, Gallanty and Sixsmith will be hosting a new pregame show, called FCIAC Football Weekly, at 3 p.m. The duo describe it as the high school radio version of ESPN’s College GameDay. They will be broadcasting live from Ridgefield’s Tiger Hollow, and the show will include interviews with Wreckers coach Marce Petroccio and Ridgefield’s star lineman, Tommy Jordan.
Of course you can listen to the game later at night.
So if you can’t make it to the first real big game of the FCIAC season, tune in tomorrow at 90.3 or click here.