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KWBU to air parade on web

Nov. 6, 1998

BY SUSAN SEARFOSS

Staff Writer

Susan_Searfoss@baylor.edu

Alumni unable to join Baylor in its Homecoming celebration in person can participate vicariously through a computer. Campus radio station KWBU 107.1 FM will simulcast the parade on both radio and the Internet.

'I think it's great because there are a lot of alumni who know that homecoming is going on this weekend but can't come back because they are too far away or have families to attend to,' said Alan Bowden, special programs director for the Baylor Alumni Association. 'It's a great way for them to participate.'

For the past 10 years KWBU carried the parade exclusively on the radio, but this year they decided to broaden their listening audience through technology.

The broadcast is an opportunity for students to get hands-on radio experience outside the studio.

'It's challenging to students because we are doing what's normally done on television except without the pictures,' said Michael McGuff, program director for KWBU. 'It forces us to be more vivid and descriptive about each parade entry.'

Commentators for the parade include Joy Cox, an Irving junior; Jon Carroll, a Coppell junior; and McGuff, a junior from Houston.

The homecoming parade can be heard Saturday on KWBU 107.1 FM in Waco or on the web at pnm://audio.baylor.edu/KWBU.ra.

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