Hickory Ridge at Concord (audio issue on this broadcast, checking to see if the off-air recording has sound, if so we will post)
Here are the Aug. 24 broadcasts planned:
Hunter Huss at Cox Mill
Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant
Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge
Why we’re not free
The fee structure now in place from the N.C. High School Athletic Association for broadcasts make doing the games much more expensive for broadcasters like Radio Free Cabarrus. Prior to the fee structure RFC broadcast 60 to 80 games per year.
That would not be possible if RFC didn’t participate with the NFHS Network. Our plan for this school year is to get back to that number of games.
Our aim is to give greater exposure to our local teams and to give opportunities for young broadcasters. I know most of you understood our position and your support has been greatly appreciated.
This industry is changing quickly and we are trying to keep up with the times.
We look forward to another great football season. See you at the games!
Concord Post 51 beats Mocksville 10-4 in American Legion Senior Baseball. Note there is no audio in the pregame and play-by-play picks up with the National Anthem and as the action begins. This game was played Friday, June 22, 2018.
The 704 Collegiate Showcase At South Rowan High SchooI – open to all high school players but geared toward 8th grades, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Players can test their football skills and fitness levels using NFL-style drills and precision measurement and training equipment.
Listen to the Radio Free Cabarrus broadcast (audio only) of the game with Mark Plemmons, Chris Hudson and Shaked Bar-Tal. Cox Mill is trying for back to back state titles after winning in Chapel Hill a year ago. It could be three in a row for Cabarrus County aka #hoopsvillenc after Jay M. Robinson won the title two years ago.
The task will be tall for the Chargers, who have won 17 straight games. The opponent, Jacksonville’s Northside Monarchs, have won 59 straight games and are the defending state 2A champions. Tip is at 7:30 p.m (approximate). We’ll be on the air at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
The NFHS Network broadcast is from the TV feed of the game.
The Cube is going away
A message from Mark Plemmons of Radio Free Cabarrus:
Today’s broadcast on The Cube by Radio Free Cabarrus will likely be our last broadcast on that platform. We appreciate all the help The Cube has provided these last few years since Larry Cotter recruited us to use their platform. The media world is constantly changing.
NFHS Network bought The Cube and The Cube will be shut down May 1. Many of the broadcasters are moving to the NFHS Network. Most of RFC’s broadcasts will be there, though we are looking at other possible platforms where we might broadcast live free games.
Even if we find a suitable platform most of our games will still be on NFHS Network due to the NCHSAA fee structure. We encourage those who can to became subscribers to NFHS Network. The cost is $9.95 per month. For those who can’t subscribe our games will be available to view free 72 hours after the event.
We appreciate the tremendous support of our listeners/viewers and will strive to improve and bring you exciting games and events.