Sports

WKCR-FM has dutifully devoted air time to sports broadcasts since its inception more than seven decades ago.

The station continues to serve as the radio home of Columbia Lions athletics, broadcasting all football and Ivy League men's basketball games, as well as selected home women's basketball and baseball games throughout the year.

In addition to these broadcasts, the WKCR Sports Department also airs a weekly panel-format sports talk show every Wednesday from 9-10pm, called "THE FIRING LION."

Listen to previous Firing Lions, interviews (including the weekly ones with football coach Pete Mangurian and men's basketball coach Kyle Smith), highlights and other archived audio here.

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  • Please note that all football and basketball games will be preceded by a 15-minute pre-game show (Lions Countdown). Check the broadcast schedule for extended pre-game programming. All broadcasts will be followed by a post-game show (Lions Recap) should time permit.
  • Also note that online-only broadcasts will only be available through the station's website, WKCR.org. All on-air broadcasts are also available through the online streams.

    Staff

    The WKCR Sports Department is staffed by volunteer members of Kings Crown Radio.

    Current broadcasters include:

    • *Zahin Das, CC '20
    • Anthony Argenziano CC '20
    • Jonathan Schleien CC '20
    • Brian O'Sullivan CC '21
    • Dante Mazza CC '19
    • Dante Guarneri CC '18
    • Gavin Gartenberg GS'20

    *Bios

    *Zahin Das is WKCR's sports director. He hosts the Firing Lion every week and provides play by play commentary for football and basketball broadcasts. He will be the lead producer for the 2017-2018 football and basketball seasons.

    *Past voices include Gary Cohen (CC'81), George Stephanopoulos (CC'82), Steve Hofstetter (GS'02), as well as memorable recent personalities Ryan Young (CC '15), Miles Johnson (CC '15), Sam Tydings (CC'13), Gigi Clark, (BC'12), Carolyn Costa (CC'12), Tom Di Benedetto (CC'11), Destin Jenkins (CC'10), Mike Weinstein (CC'09), John Painting (CC'08), Ben Teitelbaum (CC'08), and Howard Kline (CC'07).

    Key Links

    Columbia athletics information, such as schedules, rosters, and statistics, can be found at:

    http://www.gocolumbialions.com

    Similar information regarding the rest of the Ivy League can be found at:

    http://www.ivyleaguesports.com

    Game Day Information and Directions:

    Make it out to see a game, but make sure you bring your radio!

    Football, Soccer, Baseball and Softball:

    The Baker Athletics Complex is located at 218th St. and Park Terrace West. Please see the link below for directions and information on how to get to the game!
    http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9600&KEY=&ATCLID=304658

    Basketball:

    Both the Columbia Men’s and Women’s basketball team play all home games at the Levien Gymnasium, located in the Dodge Fitness Center on Columbia’s campus.