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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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Q&A: Cash Brown


Cash Brown is a junior at CWU pursuing his passion for sports broadcasting. He is seeking a degree in sports management with specializations in sports business and sports communication. Alongside his studies, Brown works as the sports coordinator and production coordinator at 88.1 The ‘Burg. 

Q: What made you decide to come to CWU? 

A: It’s a good distance from home and has my ideal majors and class size. 

Q: What influenced you to join 88.1 The ‘Burg? 

A: I stopped by an info booth one day and talked to Kajal, who encouraged me to start my own radio show as a volunteer. After a few months of doing my show, a job opened up and I interviewed for it. 

Q: How’re you handling the cold this winter? 

A: Not well. -10 wind chill is hard to combat no matter how many layers you throw on. Not looking forward to my utility bill this month for heat. 

Q: What are your plans after graduation? 

A: I am hoping to work in the Sports Broadcasting Industry, ideally for Seattle sports. 

Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 

A: My grandpa once told me regarding college, “you don’t have to be smart, you just can’t be stupid.” As simple as it sounds, the truth behind it is quite profound entering adulthood. 

Q: What is your favorite memory at CWU? 

A: I’ve really enjoyed broadcasting football games for Central. That was some of the most fun I’ve ever had. 

Q: Do you have a favorite song or album? If so, why? 

A: My favorite album is called “Warp Riders” by The Sword. It’s actually not popular at all which is a shame. The album is a story told over 10 songs about an intergalactic space war between creatures that have figured out how to travel through wormholes. As a nerd, it’s just about everything I could ask for in music. 

Q: What type of preparation goes into a broadcast? How long does this usually take? 

A: Usually it starts with looking over game film for both teams and identifying key players and tendencies. Having an idea of what a team wants to do makes describing what they’re doing a lot easier. Then it will be compiling stats, player names and team records. Once that’s complete, it’s time to meet with your color/play by play announcer and head to the stadium/arena. I would say it’s usually a 6-8 hour process that takes place over a week. 

Q: When did you know you wanted to do radio/broadcast? 

A: After my first volunteer show, I knew. People talk about how work should never feel like work, and broadcasting felt that way for me. 

Q: What is your Super Bowl prediction?  

A: I’ve got Lions vs. Ravens with the Ravens winning.

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