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FIRST Granite State Regionals Are Underway!

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The first in the national FIRST regional competition is underway in Manchester. I spend the afternoon there yesterday and got most everything ready to go. The radio equipment is to be installed this afternoon or tomorrow morning and we’ll be on-the-way! What an exciting weekend ahead…

I’ll be broadcasting live interviews and play-by-play coverage starting at 1pm Saturday live from the Verizon Wireless Arena through 4 or 5pm depending on how things progress during the day. You’ll be able to listen on WGIR AM610, WGIN or WGIP and online at WGIRAM.com

This will be my second live broadcast from a FIRST regional, setting yet another first… Talk with you tomorrow!

US First Granite State Regionals March 1st

If you’ve ever been to the “Super Bowl” you might have some idea of just how exciting this weekend will be. There will be teams of cheer leaders competing, there will be hundreds of players running onto the field and along with coaches, refs and even a live play-by-play. But this isn’t your average sporting event.

This is the #1 event on the calendar for thousands of youth from high schools around the United States. This weekend, Manchester New Hampshire is hosting the area’s regional FIRST competition at the Verizon Wireless Arena. More than three dozen teams comprised of hundreds of high school-aged students will be competing for a half dozen prizes by entering their self-designed and built robots into a two-part competition.

This year’s game, called “Overdrive”, will pit co-operative alliances of competitors against other alliances in a multi-faceted race around the track. More details can be found on the game’s website.

After seeing how the fields of science and technology were beginning to dwindle here in the US, yet sports were encouraged and celebrated by almost everyone throughout society, FIRST was founded to help inspire our youth’s participation in what may be the most important fields within our country.

This weekend I will be broadcasting live from the event, interviewing participants, organizers, coaches, sponsors and even doing live play-by-plays. Encourage your friends and families to listen on-the-air or on-line. The entire event will be broadcast on the Internet at http://wgiram.com and over-the-air on AM 930 and AM 1540 in Northern Mass and Southern New Hampshire from 1pm through the end of the competition. Part of the game will also be broadcast on AM 610 as well.

I hope to see you there!