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

New Broadcasters Needed

If you or someone you know at Columbia loves talking or broadcasting sports, be sure to send us an email at so we can get you started!




Saturday, May 9 vs. Dartmouth  

Coverage begins at 11:50 a.m. Game 1 on mp3 stream, Game 2 on both 89.9 FM and

Sunday, May 10 vs. Dartmouth (If Necessary)  

Coverage beings at 12:50 p.m. on both 89.9 FM and


  • 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,  All on-air broadcasts are also available through the online streams.



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

Current broadcasters include:

  • *Kristyn Brundidge, CC '16
  • Yale Reisman, GS'16
  • Adam Jaffe, CC'16
  • Daniel Radov, CC'17
  • Evan Clinton, CC'17
  • Max Rettig, GS'17
  • Dante Guarneri, CC'18
  • Jacqueline Diggs, BC'18


*Kristyn Brundidge is WKCR's Sports Director. She hosts the Firing Lion every week and provides color commentary for football broadcasts and play-by-play for men's basketball and baseball broadcasts. She was lead producer for the 2013 and 2014 football seasons and the 2013 basketball season.  

*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: 

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


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!


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.




The Firing Lion

  • Wednesday 9-10pm

The Firing Lion, the sports department's weekly talk show, is a 60-minute panel program featuring views, opinions, analysis, and interviews from the world of Columbia, collegiate, and professional sports. Frequent interviews include Columbia coaches Kyle Smith and Al Bagnoli. Previous guests include Maodo Lo, Dario Pizzano, Jack Curry, and Robin Harris.