The Coastal Plain League has announced the Wilson Tobs as the winner of the inaugural Best Broadcast Production award. James Stanley (Director of Media & Broadcasting), Ryne Barnes (Broadcast Producer) and Camryn Lees (Social Media) make up the Tobs production team that will be accepting this award.
This award was selected from a poll of teams around the league, league officials and technical support staff. While there are a number of impressive broadcasts in the CPL, the Tobs stood out amongst their peers for their consistency in both quality and content creation. Most importantly, their production always ran smoothly night in and night out with minimal to no technical difficulties throughout the season.
“Ryne is one of the four best producers I have worked with in the over 700 broadcasts I have been a part of in my career,” emphasized Stanley. “Even though this summer was his first year producing I never had to worry about the production running smoothly, which was huge each night so I could focus on the play-by-play.”
Fans tuning into Tobs’ games were treated to a four camera setup with the addition of a dugout camera at times for in-game interviews as well. From the moment Wilson games began fans saw a touch of professionalism as every turn, including their intro package seen below.
The team was also just as dedicated to making the viewing experience enjoyable for visiting team fans as their own, evident through their commitment to making graphics and packages for both the home and visiting team each game.
About the Broadcast Team:
Ryne Barnes (Broadcast Producer): Currently a senior at Barton College where he studies Sports Management with a minor in Broadcast Video. After graduation he hopes to go into the field of sports video production or sports broadcast production. His ultimate dream it to eventually be involved in a broadcast production job for a minor league or Major League Baseball club.
Camryn Lees (Social Media Intern): Currently a senior at East Carolina university studying Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She hopes to one day work full-time in social media and public relations for a non-profit or within the sports industry.