From the Booth
Monday, September 16, 2002
By Jeff Charles
Voice of the Pirates
Lights, camera, action. Have you ever wondered how The Steve
Logan Television Show comes together each week? Here’s the inside scoop.
The real stars of the show are the folks at WITN and
especially Alex Radow with assistance from Billy Weaver, Amanda Ross and Tom
Radow’s role on the show is that of the chief photographer.
Alex shoots the video footage during the game, the locker room interviews
with the players, and the “standup segments” with Coach Logan and me. After
all the video is shot, it’s back to WITN to edit the show with the help of
Night games on the road are the show's biggest challenge.
Take last week for example with the game at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem and
a 6:30 kickoff time.
The WITN crew left Greenville about one o’clock Saturday afternoon and
before Radow called it a day, it was Sunday morning about nine a.m. that’s a
twenty hour day with seven hard hours of driving thrown in.
If Logan and yours truly look a little bleary-eyed sometimes
it’s because we’re actually shooting our segments at 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. after
those night road games.
Weaver visits with an ECU assistant coach each week and
gives us a scouting report on the upcoming opponent, while Ross provides
interesting feature segments about players or different facets of the
These folks need the tools to get the job done and WITN
General Manager Mike Weeks has been a great asset for the Pirate program.
We often talk about our relationship with WITN as being one
of the best in college athletics. It’s a real partnership in every sense of
the word from the people at Channel 7 to their parent company, Gray
Communications. Not only have they provided tremendous exposure for the
program in eastern North Carolina but they’ve also been great Pirate Club
members as well.
So the next time you see Radow and the rest of the crew,
give them a “Big Guy” Matt Maloney pat on the back. They work hard,
especially Radow. Thanks Alex.
News ‘n notes from Pirate Land
What’s Tutu Moye’s real first name? It’s Melvin of course
— Melvin Moye, Jr.
The Pirates have this week off and then it’s on to
Morgantown, WV, for a match up with the Mountaineers. That trip is always
a logistics challenge. The Pirates will fly out of Greenville to
Pittsburgh, stay the night in Washington, PA, and then bus about one hour
into Morgantown Saturday morning. After the game the bus ride back to
Pittsburgh can be as long as an hour and a half. The plane flight from
Pittsburgh to Greenville takes less time than that bus ride back to the
Pittsburgh airport. Such is life on the road.
The football team will normally stay in its regular
routine during an open date week. About the only thing that changes is
that there’s not a press conference on Monday. Actual practices are about
This week I came across an old football game program from
1988, my first year at ECU. Those were the days I had the “Larry King
look” with glasses. What really stood out though was a picture of the
Shankweiler family. There was Coach Steve with a little pre-school guy
sitting alongside. That little kid was, of course, his son Kort, who is
now a freshman quarterback here. Time flies when you’re having fun.
Till next time, “Keep painting ‘em purple.”
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