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Article about our own James Damon

Reprinted from Butler News X-Press

As December approaches, a local man furiously types away at his computer, preparing for yet another round of games to broadcast and travel plans to make across the state. Butler graduate and current Rockville resident James Damon has turned his years of broadcast experience into a business opportunity as he is one of three owners within the Prepcasts Broadcasting Network. Blessed to begin broadcasting at the Butler radio station in junior high and high school, he sought one of his two degrees in Broadcast Communications in college, while continuing his career covering high school and collegiate sports. In 25 years of broadcasting, he has covered numerous state championships in football, girls and boys basketball, softball, and baseball, as well as Final Fours in college men’s basketball, while providing coverage for over 2000 games.

The Prepcasts Network began in St. Louis 11 years ago as a platform for coverage of high school sports for the Metro Catholic League. Through the years, the network has grown and continued to provide the premier high school coverage in the state. An affiliate launched in Ste. Genevieve several years ago providing exclusive coverage for both Ste. Genevieve High School and Valle Catholic High School. The STL affiliate provides coverage on an on-going basis for St. Louis area schools via private school contracts. Listenership continues to grow with each passing year for the entirety of the network.

Three years ago, Damon was moonlighting doing Warsaw basketball games for the Clinton radio station, and infuriating his wife for such long drives with such little pay, as often tends to be the bane of regional radio broadcasters. He stumbled onto the PBN and made contact with then owner Bob Ryan, to see about future options to provide additional broadcasts for the network. After a dinner meeting with Ryan, Damon embarked on the process of amassing the necessary equipment and funding to launch a Prepcasts affiliate on the western side of the state.

He officially serves as Director of the western side of the state of Missouri for PBN, and is the founder/owner of his affiliate, Prepcasts-KCMW (Kansas City-Mo West), which launched in August of 2013. With the ever-growing surge of internet options available for individuals, along with growing smart phone applications, and additional availability for a variety of products (games) to choose from, the Prepcasts Network is filling a previous void in the broadcasting industry, especially towards the high school and small college market. Damon began tentatively with the hopes of broadcasting 100 games during year one, but saw the total swell to 228 by the end of the school season (2013-2014), and already launched his own network providing multiple crews each week for broadcasts.

Year two projections included the launching of the Bear Network (providing outstanding coverage for Butler Bear sports, including never before broadcasted volleyball, softball, wrestling, track, and golf, as well as commonly broadcast football, and girls and boys basketball), plans to cover nearly 400 games this school year, and branching out into the aforementioned rarely covered sports. Through the fall campaign, concluding with the seven state championship games over the weekend, the KCMW affiliate has broadcast 59 games already with listenership already over 12 thousand for the short season. Extrapolating those numbers has the brand poised to shatter the projections of nearly 50 K listeners for the year, and move towards 100 K listeners! Those are astounding numbers considering the mostly rural coverage base KCMW provides access to, as in addition to the Bear Network, Damon provides coverage for the WEMO area schools (Adrian, Appleton City, Archie, Cass-Midway, Drexel, Osceola, and Rich Hill), as well as smaller school coverage in smaller sports (Ballard, Hume, Northeast Vernon County, etc.).

The beauty of the network lies in part in its’ simplicity as listeners can simply click off links to access the games via their home computer systems, laptops, or even mobile devices. The PBN is currently working on the process of building an application for mobile devices to allow users to listen to games while continuing to access other phone applications, as well. To listen to any game, one simply needs to visit the website (www.prepcasts-kcmw.com). Upon arrival, one notices the area businesses helping provide underwriting support for the coverage for area schools, and can click on their advertising buttons for more information regarding their individual businesses. People can directly clink on the hyperlinked links (showing in “blue”) for the game they want, which then re-directs in a newly opened window explaining details about the game. Users then click on the wording “click here for the game” and the webcast opens up in their browser to listen to (and watch as some video-casts are also available, which is another great feature that radio cannot compete with). The game loads and individuals can listen to the games live, or later, as we guarantee archived footage for at least two years. PBN has yet to lose a broadcast that was completed and archived, allowing listeners to go through 1000’s of archived games if they so choose.

Such manner allows PBN to offer services at no cost to listeners and minimizing our price point for local advertisers/underwriters and schools. With such an outstanding model, it’s easy to see why and how Damon has already provided coverage for over 110 regional schools through the first 16 months of existence. The network is poised to continue expansion as basketball season will also feature a Kansas City area based Game of the Week, which will continue into next year’s fall football schedule, and increased area coverage for both the WEMO and the Bear Network. Underwriters that participate in the network will continue to be blessed as the network continues to grow, and in addition to the satisfaction of providing coverage for many schools that get no coverage or poor coverage, Damon is able to work the business around his pastorate at River of Life Fellowship in Rockville, along with his family.

He is also pleased to have been able to continue broadcasting with his father, Jim, who broke him into the industry during a district Rich Hill basketball game some 26 years ago. The typing will continue as Damon continues to develop the underwriting and advertising base throughout the entire region and western side of the state, and make plans necessary for consistent travel (already logging over 12,000 miles in travel for 2014) to provide such coverage. It’s the way it should be done, providing the schools and fan bases with what they deserve in coverage. Look for ads weekly in the Butler newspaper providing planned schedules of upcoming games on the Prepcasts-KCMW network and visit the website often for updates, scores, and more information.

KCMW transitions from FB to BB

As the final couple weeks of football season wind down and we slowly begin basketball coverage, we’ll have a slightly different blog featuring the KCMW semi-final football games and the first broadcasts of hoops coverage for the year.
 
Friday night, we covered the Class 3 semi-final in a tantalizing match between undefeated #2 ranked California and two-loss #10 Oak Grove.  Two high powered offenses met along with stingy defenses but that would only hold true for one squad in what would be an exciting contest.  The second play from scrimmage saw Panthers tailback and K-State commit, Aaron Graham, race 76 yards for a TD to give Oak Grove the lead.  The Pintos would take the ensuing kick 90+ yards for the tying score to only see it erased by their only penalty of the evening.  After being pushed back to mid-field they would drive near the twenty yard line, stall out, and then see a field goal get blocked.  The Panthers would see the game tied by the Pintos late in the first quarter at 7-all, but then roll for the remainder of the contest.
 
The powerful Panther rushing attack took over and saw touchdowns added by four separate backs.  Oak Grove led 21-7 late in the half and watched the Pintos move all the way down to the 2-yard line in hopes of cutting the lead in half.  They would be stopped on multiple plays, including putting lineman Nathan Squires in to bull into the end zone.  The Panther held and would literally run away the rest of the way.  The only other Pinto score on the night would come from a beautifully executed hook-and-ladder (lateral) play for a lengthy score, but the Panther ground game would amass a startling 532 yards in a runaway 49-14 win.  Oak Grove is now on a four week roll where they have whipped opponents that entered with a collective 44-1 record en route to the Panthers title match with John Burroughs.  It is the first trip to the dome for Oak Grove and their first title appearance since 1990.
 
Saturday afternoon featured a great potential on-paper match-up between undefeated #1 Webb City and one-loss #4 Kearney.  It would prove that only on paper, however, as Webb City would utterly control the entirety of the game, never trail, and dominate at crucial times to keep Kearney from every really getting close in the game.  Not just one player led the charge, though Kiante Hardin’s great catches in an early wind, and shutdown defensive play helped grab the early lead for Webb City, who makes a play now for a fifth consecutive state title.  Webb jumped to a 10-0 first quarter lead with the wind at their backs as Minnesota recruit Hardin had four catches for 115 yards.  The first crucial error for Kearney came, though, after one of their biggest plays of the day.  After a 30-yard reception, senior running back Reagan Frakes fumbled the ball back to Webb who would drive for the score and a 17-0 lead.  Webb’s five scores were all from different players in the game.  Kearney would answer with their only score of the day as Frakes went in from 14 yards out to make it a 17-7 halftime score…..but the game did not feel that close.
 
A huge kick to start the second half by the Cardinals Keeton Marsh would set up a short Hunter Vanlue TD score and hold momentum fully in favor of the Cardinals.  They rolled to a 38-7 final, scoring three TD’s off of Kearney turnovers, and accruing seven sacks against a Kearney attack that had to pass earlier than they would have liked.  Coach Jones told area reporters following the game that “the sharks felt the blood in the water”.  The win propels Webb to another title shot against Cape Central, whom they crushed in last year’s semi-final.
 
In early season basketball action, we saw two run-aways in private school action and two tight games from area public schools.  Lowry City Christian hosted long-time rival El Dorado Christian in girls and boys action, and both Buffalo teams got out to early leads and ran away from the LCCS Falcons.  In the girls’ game, a sluggish first quarter saw El Do come from behind to lead 6-4, but turn the jets on from there to get the easy win 44-15.  The Buffaloes height inside was the difference, scoring 34 of their 44 from post players Chaney Housh and Anna Buttorff.  Housh was named Player of the Game as ECH goes to 2-1 on the young season, while the Falcons drop to 0-1.  The boys game was much of the same as ECH led throughout, by nine after one, pushing up to 21 at the half, and getting a running clock late in the game.  They would notch the win easily, 60-29, to move to 1-0 as the Falcon boys fell to 0-1.
 
In public school action, the Appleton City Bulldogs hosted the Lakeland Vikings in girls and boys games as well.  The Bulldogs and Vikings played back-and-forth and close throughout as the Lady Vikings would use their interior height to grab a 39-31 win.  Both teams shot poorly from the floor and even worse from the free throw line, and each had chances to seize control of the game, but it was evident that it was an early season tilt for both squads.  Lana Fellhoelter was the player of the game after leading all scorers with 13 points and establishing the inside game with her height against a much shorter Bulldog squad.  In the boys game, Appleton City led for nearly all the game, until the Vikings raced back for a fourth quarter lead.  It would see-saw throughout the final frame before AC hit some big free throws, Lakeland took some ill-advised shots, and the Bulldogs would hold strong on their home court for the win, 53-47.  Tyler Piepmeier paced the way for the Dogs scoring 24 points, and he was co-player of the game, along with Lakeland’s Gable Dull, drilling huge threes to keep Lakeland close and finishing with 21 in a losing effort.  It was the first game for both schools.

Congratulations to our First Prepcasts LLC Scholarship Winners

Northwestsportsnetwork 2014 NHS Scholarship WinnersWE are proud to present our first set of scholarship winners from Northwest High School.

Pictured along with Jeff Taggart the Northwest Athletic Director are [Left to right]: Brent Knese, Alicia Whitesides and Kayla Stout.

All three of these recipients were student managers for Northwest and 2014 graduates.
To receive information about the Prepcasts LLC Scholarship please contact Tim Miller @ Prepcasts, the phone # is on our banner.

Prepcasts.com will be highlighting the Best Games of Last Year

prepcasts header facebook coverPrepcasts Profile PicCheck in daily to see or hear a replay of a game from last season that was so popular we want to give you one more chance to take it in.

Our criteria is that it took in at least 1000 audience members in its first run.  WE will be posting many football, basketball, baseball, hockey, LAX, volleyball games and some other surprises along the way.

WE hope you enjoy this look back at the most popular games from last year, BUT be ready for the new year starting with Football on Friday, August 22nd.

Northwest Lions Sports Network Returns this year

NorthwestsportsnetworkNWLions new siteWE are pleased to announce the return for the second year of the Northwest Sports Network on Prepcasts.com.

Please check out their new website … http://nhslions.com/

Athletic Director Jeff Taggart has agreed to cover all the Football games again this year and to include all sports at least three times each.

Click here to see the Football Schedule.

Of course you can take advantage of all the events from last year in ARHIVE MODE by going to the Northwest Sports Network Page on Prepcasts.com .

Welcome back Lions and good luck this new school year.

 

The Rockwood Sports Network returns this fall to Prepcasts.com

ROCKWODDSPORTNETWORKWE are pleased to welcome back for a third year The Rockwood Sports Network.  The plan again this year is to cover Rockwood Schools when they matchup in Girls Volleyball, Football, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball.  All of these events will be video streamed.

Last year The Rockwood Sports Network included nearly 20 different games including many State Playoff Games.  Please visit the website for the scheduled games coming soon in Volleyball and Football.  You can also go to The Rockwood Sports Network page to see past games from previous seasons.  Then just click on your school EurekaLafayetteMarquetteRockwood Summit.

As a bonus, many of the Rockwood School Teams will also be featured when they play other School Partners, so please check the home page schedule often.

The first RSN games are: in football … Eureka @ Lafayette on 8/22/14 and in volleyball … Summit @ Eureka on 8/27/14.  The first appearance for Marquette will be when they travel to Northwest for an audio event in football on 8/29/14.

Pleased to announce the addition of The DuBourg Sports Network

dubourgsportsPrepcasts LLC is proud to add another High School Sports Network to the Family … The DuBourg Sports Network.

Here are just some of the games slated for coverage next sports season …

FALL:

Football:

  • Friday, August 22nd vs. Lutheran South @ 7pm
  • Friday, September 19th vs. Christian O’Fallon @ 7pm
  • Friday, October 3rd vs. Trinity @ 7pm
  • Friday, October 10th vs. St. Charles @ 7pm (Homecoming)
  • Friday, October 17th vs. Liberty-Wentzville @ 7pm

Boys’ Soccer:

  • Tuesday, September 2nd vs. Lutheran St. Charles @ 6:15pm
  • Friday, October 3rd vs. St. Mary’s @ 1pm (early-out game)

Girls’ Volleyball:

  • Tuesday, September 9th vs. Trinity @ 4:15pm
  • Tuesday, October 7th vs. Kennedy @ 4:15pm

WINTER:

Girls’ Basketball:

  • Tuesday, December 9th vs. Christian O’Fallon @ 5:15pm
  • Monday, December 15th vs. Herculaneum @ 6:45pm
  • Friday, February 13th vs. Kennedy @ 5:15pm
  • Tuesday, February 24th vs. Lutheran South @ 6:45pm

Boys’ Basketball:

  • Tuesday, December 9th vs. Christian O’Fallon @ 6:45pm
  • Tuesday, January 13th vs. Trinity @ 6:45pm
  • Monday, January 26th vs. John Burroughs @ 6:45pm
  • Friday, February 13th vs. Kennedy @ 6:45pm

Archive! – Mar. 22 – HS Girls Basketball – Class 4 Championship – Dexter vs Incarnate Word Academy

CLICK TO LISTEN MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown Logo resizeddexter logoincarnate word logoHS Girls Basketball – Class 4 Championship – Click here for the game

Archive! – Mar. 22 – HS Girls Basketball – Class 5 Championship – Rock Bridge vs Lee’s Summit North

CLICK TO LISTEN MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown Logo resizedlees summit north logorock bridge logoHS Girls Basketball – Class 5 Championship – Click here for the game