The most recent wave of communications technology came to the Eastern Maumee Bay Region in the summer of 2009 when locally-owned Midwest Online Communications, LLC launched a 24/7 family-friendly online radio station that is called WRSCradio.com. The cyber-station has an extensive music catalogue and state and local news and weather 24/7. The evening programming features by far the most extensive, and professional, schedule of high school sports in the region.
The founders of WRSCradio.com are Oregon resident Mark Reeves and Alan Singlar, Northwood.
Reeves has several years experience as a mortgage banker. He has also been the “keeper of the stats” for Clay football for over 16 years. Singlar, who also has history in the mortgage banking business, is the current President of the Northwood Recreation Board.
The 2009-2010 school year kicked off with a full season of football broadcasts covering the five original schools in the WRSCradio.com orbit; Clay, Genoa, Lake, Northwood, and Rossford. The 53 games attracted over 250,000 hits over the course of the season. Moving into winter sports, a 130+ game schedule of boys and girls basketball and 36 hockey games for the 18-school Northwest Hockey Conference. Then baseball and softball action springs to life. At the high school level there will be a baseball (and softball) game of the week from the Toledo City League, NLL, SLL, and TAAC. Rapid growth is seen in the fact that 35 different schools’ games were carried in February. Principal among the added schools are Whitmer, Cardinal Stritch, and Waite.
Sporting events beyond high school include a five-year agreement to carry the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) College Wood Bat World Series from Ned Skeldon Stadium; multiple other baseball and softball tourneys are slated. Among them, the World 55-and over slow-pitch softball tournament and the 48-team Dusty Glove for area U-9 to U-14 boys in April. An evening of Ohio Cage Combat is scheduled for April 2 at the Rec Center. The weigh-ins at Buffalo Wild Wings will be carried live the night before.
The venture has created 16 full- and part-time jobs. All play-by-play and color commentators are experienced broadcasters and/or have played/coached the sport they are broadcasting. Most announcers are products of university communications programs or broadcast schools.
In less than a year of broadcasting, WRSCradio.com has cemented its position as “Your #1 Streaming High School Sports Connection.” Further evidence is the recently completed partnership agreements with JJHuddle, Ohio’s only state-wide high school sports information/blog site and with NBC24 in Toledo. NBC24 will furnish our listeners local news and weather on a daily basis, plus a spot on every 6:00 p.m. newscast giving our news and schedule.
The station has created a “marketing footprint” of the 800,000 residents in the NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Businesses wishing to enjoy the benefits of promoting their business with WRSCradio.com are encouraged to write to info@WRSCsports.com