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KBFT Can’t Spell Success Without ‘U’

Expectations are high for Season 14 of KBFT. Can they live up to excellence achieved by previous crews? Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, KBFT provides our students with a live broadcast of our daily announcements and extraordinary packages. Many teachers and students enjoy watching the show, but are sometimes disappointed when many errors are made. […]

Expectations are high for Season 14 of KBFT. Can they live up to excellence achieved by previous crews?

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, KBFT provides our students with a live broadcast of our daily announcements and extraordinary packages. Many teachers and students enjoy watching the show, but are sometimes disappointed when many errors are made.

Recognizing those errors will help KBFT overcome many of their issues that they will face throughout the year as they will have many opportunities to prove to the CB community what they are capable of.

“It’s always rough in the beginningĀ of the year but through hard work they will get better as time goes on,” says KBFT Program Director Mr. Brendan Hogan ’95.

“KBFT will have big shoes to fill,” states Mr. Thomas Guro ’03. “They are following in the shoes of the giants, Daniel Lee ’15 and Jack Barnes ’15 of two years ago, and Elmer Lizarde (’16) of last year.”

Students bring to the table a variety of packages ranging from sports to human interest stories. These packages give Christian Brothers a fun and entertaining way to get a deeper look into CB life.

There are many different types of jobs throughout the studio such as anchoring, cameraman or director. As Jake Mellor (’17), the director for KBFT Season 14 excitedly states, “I love being able to tell people what to do.”

Although directing is a very stressful job, Jake says that he gets a satisfied feeling when he ends a good show.

As time goes on, issues are sure to arise. One such issue is people doing homework in class.

“There is always something that needs to get done in class from setting up for the morning show to producing packages,” Mr. Hogan says. “Homework is meant to be done at home.”

While trying to set up for the show, Jake constantly comes across students taking part in other activities that don’t involve making videos or setting up for the show.

“It stresses me out, because I want this to be a good show,” the junior says.

Ms. Cheryl Flaherty offers some words of advice for this year’s group.

“Not one group [should] get all the attention and make funny segments.”

Mr. Guro adds that KBFT should “bring back App of the Week” one of his favorite segments.

“Show more highlights of me doing daily things, such as teaching or walking,” challenges Mr. Dave Levasseur.

Although KBFT will endure hardships and come across issues, they will be able to progress as time goes on and become better at what they do. Christian Brothers will see some extraordinary things from this years class. Be sure to tune in Monday, Tuesday, and Friday for the show!

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