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Education

June 1, 2013

KREF, Norman schools to partner

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KREF owner Randy Laffoon said that his station may very well livestream additional games, both home and away, as a result of listener demand and the station’s success in securing sponsorships.

“KREF is proud to broadcast both schools events and enjoy the additional exposure this gives to the student athletes,” Laffoon said, adding livestream broadcasts also may include special features, such as KREF radio or Skype interviews.

With the board’s approval of the livestream partnership, NPS and KREF will move toward building website “channels” to showcase the livestream broadcasts, debuting the individual Tiger and Timberwolf channels before the start of the 2013-14 school year.

“We will link to these channels from the NPS website and the schools’ individual websites,” said Shelly Hickman, NPS’ communications director. “We will also include a link to the channels on the NPS app so patrons can watch the broadcasts on their mobile devices.”

Hickman said the district also hopes to evolve the channels into including livestream broadcasts of districtwide events such as All City, graduations, high-profile speakers at each of the high schools and popular student events such as pep assemblies, Tigerpalooza and SPUD.

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