Olympics Create Need For Larger Antenna

I love the Olympics.

On the winter side, my favorite event is curling.

On the summer side, I tune in for volleyball, both indoor and beach volleyball.

Even if my favorite events aren’t being broadcast, I watch the games currently taking place in Beijing, China.

I won’t turn the channel until the entire competition is wrapped up.

However, I almost didn’t get to see any of it.

I don’t have cable, and my TV’s rabbit ears struggled to pick up local NBC affiliate KSN Channel 3.

It took some creative work with tinfoil and balance on top of my television, but I can tune in to the Olympic Games.

Sure, sometimes the reception isn’t the best, and if there is a score or stat being scrolled across the top or bottom of the screen, I can’t see it.

Still I watch and cheer.

I yell at the TV as if the athletes can hear me and actually care about what I have to say.

I hope the United States does well and wins numerous gold medals.

One day, I would like to attend the Olympic Games.

It would be awesome to be one of the journalists snapping photos or cranking out stories.

Say, the winter Olympics are in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

Maybe The Ledger will need live coverage.

I won’t hold my breath, though.

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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at twitter.com/toddvogts or via his website at www.toddvogts.com.