By: Ibbe Ashruf
To viewers, Greyhound TV (GTV) broadcasts are only a click away, but there is much more behind the broadcast than what the average viewer sees or hears. Students involved in GTV play one of two roles: announcer/commentator or producer.
Though their work goes mostly unnoticed, producers are an essential piece of the puzzle. The producers are tasked with scorekeeping, camerawork, stat collection, and the long and arduous process of setup. In addition, producers are charged with preliminary research. According to Essex Thayer (‘20), research “provides intricacies of the game that might not have been previously known,” such as information about players, coaches, injuries, lineups—anything that will increase the quality of the broadcast. Club President Julian Baron (‘17) added, “each game generally has one researcher, but larger games, such as the Gilman-McDonogh football game, have two researches so we have as much information as possible.”
This level of comprehensiveness has become just another element of Grey- hound TV’s daily formula, as they strive to make broadcasts as professional and smooth as possible, even if the producers’ work often goes unnoticed.