Throughout this year, KCSB Sports has touted itself as “The home of UC Santa Barbara athletics, and the place where players can be themselves.” Our broadcasters work diligently to cover all 19 Division I athletics programs at UCSB while each broadcaster concurrently grows and sharpens their skills behind the mic.
Although games are cancelled, KCSB Sports is still hard at work. Four of our broadcasters applied for STAA All-American honors this week! The STAA All-America Competition recognizes the most outstanding collegiate radio and TV sports broadcasters. Their mission is to encourage collegiate sportscasters to strive to achieve their best.
Each spring, the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sportscaster is presented the Jim Nantz Award, named in honor of the award winning CBS sports broadcaster.
These reels highlight the hard work and dedication that each of our broadcasters showcase on a daily basis.
Check out their reels here!
Max Kelton is a senior studying political science at UC Santa Barbara and the Sports Director KCSB FM Radio 91.9. Kelton is in his third year with KCSB and also works in the UCSB Athletics office as a communications intern. his favorite sports to broadcast include basketball and baseball. His best KCSB Sports memory is traveling to University of Washington to broadcast men’s basketball.
Aidan Wirshing is a senior studying English at UC Santa Barbara. Wirshing is in his second year with KCSB and also works with the UCSB Baseball team as a student manager. Before UCSB, Wirshing played baseball at SBCC; his favorite sports to broadcast include baseball and soccer. His best KCSB Sports memory is traveling to Oregon State University to broadcast men’s basketball.
Brett Goldman is a freshman studying stats and data science at UC Santa Barbara. Goldman is in his first year with KCSB Sports and his favorite sports to broadcast include basketball and football. His best KCSB memory was the men’s basketball Cal Poly Blue-Green Rivalry game on March 7, 2020.
Greg Silver is a junior studying communication at UC Santa Barbara. Silver is in his first year with KCSB Sports and his favorite sports to broadcast include basketball and football. His best memory with KCSB was calling a buzzer-beater at the men’s basketball Cal Poly Blue-Green Rivalry game on March 7, 2020.