Friday Harbor Tiny Radio enters seventh year of broadcasting

  • Tue Sep 4th, 2018 12:00pm
  • Sports

Submitted by Friday Harbor Tiny Radio

When the Friday Harbor High School Wolverines kicked off the 2018 football season Aug. 31 on the road against South Whidbey High School it will mark the seventh season for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio covering sports, the station’s owner and studio engineer Ken Norris announced this week.

“We have a fresh new broadcast crew for the 2018 FHHS football season,” Norris said. “We will be covering all of the 2018 football season and the 2018-19 basketball seasons for the FHHS Wolverines.”

Norris says that Mike Martin will continue his duties as executive producer of high school sports. They’ve always looked for young and upcoming talent but this football season they’ve created a veteran lineup, Norris added. Martin will also return to his play-by-play duties for football and basketball after a 2-year hiatus. He will be joined by John Volk with the game’s color commentary duties for football. The game day crew is rounded out by statistician Dave Rude. Kaila Olin will return for one football game and all of the basketball season as color commentator.

“Kaila helped us to a record number of listeners during the WIAA State Basketball Tournament last spring,” says Martin. He says that the station’s listeners loved Kaila that he has gotten creative about giving the fans what they want. “Kaila is a certified football official for the WOA with the North Olympic Association on the Peninsula, so she’s not available to announce most of the games, Martin said.

However, due to her immense popularity from last season, Tiny Radio is going to have Olin on the phone in the pregame show with her signature, “Kaila’s Keys to the Game.” Martin has also scheduled Kaila Olin as color commentator for one game on Oct. 5 for the contest against Highline High School.

The Aug. 31 game can be heard on with the pregame show starting at 5:10 p.m.

“Over the past seven seasons the San Juan Island community, as a whole, has been amazingly supportive of Friday Harbor High School sports on Tiny Radio,” Norris said.

Upcoming games:

Coupeville Friday, Sept. 14

Concrete Friday, Sept. 28

Highline Friday, Oct. 5

La Conner Friday, Nov. 2