by Alicia Radford | March 16th, 2012
Every Tuesday night, NAU Narwhal players Michael “Meowmers” McKenzie and Eric “BearTrain” Andres take to the airwaves to host a new quidditch talk show, “Off the Pitch and On the Air.” With segments like “Who is Quinksy?” and interviews with IQA staffers and players, Off the Pitch is a playful mixture of quidditch commentary, tournament talk, trivia, and other fluff.
“Mike and I both love quidditch,” Andres said. “And we felt like there wasn’t a lot of consistent media coverage or updates other than the IQA website, so we decided to combine our love for radio and quidditch and have an hour of fun every week.”
Although the show broadcasts from the West, its listener base is expanding.
“I think it’s a fantastic show that sufficiently discusses quidditch happenings even when there aren’t a whole lot of events to cover,” said Doug Whiston, a University of Kansas chaser. “Eric and Michael are two really fun guys and this radio show gives NAU Quidditch a little extra outlet into the quidditch world where they can comment on happenings and spread tournament awareness.”
Andres agrees. “It’s especially fun to get everyone excited for QuidCon and eventually the new season in the fall. There’s a lot of stuff coming up and we’re excited to talk about it!”
Catch “Off the Pitch” Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:00pm MST online at KJACK radio or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.