Archive: WSBT to put ND grid game on air

Staff reports
ND Insider

South Bend Tribune

Friday Oct. 3, 1930

When the thousands of football fans pour into Notre Dame stadium to-morrow afternoon football will be in the air. And WSBT, The Tribune broadcasting station, will put it on the air.

Beginning with the Southern Methodist-Notre Dame game to-morrow, the first of the season for the Fighting Irish, WSBT will broadcast each of the five home games direct from the great bowl. Engineers of the station were busy getting their apparatus in order at the stadium today in preparation for to-morrow’s game and the WSBT announcing staff is organized to provide listeners with a colorful description of the crowd and interesting sidelights of the game as well as a detailed, play-by-play account of the game.

If you can’t go to the game, listen in on the stirring description of the game which will come to you over WSBT.

The five home games which will be broadcast from The Tribune station located in the large press box atop the stadium are the Southern Methodist game to-morrow, the Navy dedication game Oct. 11, Carnegie Tech Oct. 18, Indiana University Nov. 1 and Drake on Nov. 15. All of the broadcasts will be sponsored by Livingston’s store, 117 South Michigan Street.

The WSBT microphone will occupy one of the three broadcasting booths in the stadium press box, the other apartments providing for the National Broadcasting company and the Columbia network. John W. Stahr, Tribune sports editor, Bob Kennett, WSBT station director, and others will cooperate in bringing every detail of the games to the station’s listeners. To-morrow’s broadcast will start at 1:45 o’clock and the play-by-play account will begin at 2 o’clock.