A Division of Boyne City’s award winning Team BCVI- Boyne City’s Visual Imaging Program, the Rambler Sports Network, or RSN is a cutting edge broadcasting and production team dedicated to broadcasting Boyne City Rambler events at the highest level possible. Since its inception in 2012, RSN has always been focused on producing professional level content that both entertains and enlightens its viewers.
The Rambler Sports Network broadcasts Boyne City Football, Basketball, Volleyball and other Rambler Content LIVE to viewers all over the world. Our viewership is very impressive, and is increasing with each game we produce. We have viewers tune in while watching games from within our stands or across the street here in Boyne City, to far away places as California, Hawaii, Germany, Iraq, Hungary, Mexico, Spain and beyond.
New in 2016, RSN partnered with Regional Television Station MINEWS26 out of Cadillac Michigan, who re-broadcasts all of our game broadcasts to cable TV viewers all over Northern Michigan. This new partnership is very exciting and is another vehicle in which RSN content is reaching our viewers.
RSN is a 100% a student run program. Students are responsible for each element and each individual system in our broadcast environment. Whether it be our Parabolic Ear, our Wireless Sideline Cam, or our Replay System, it’s all on the kids. Students that wish to be involved in front of the lens are involved as sideline reporters, or along side our Boyne City Teachers whom are our anchors on the set doing play-by-play and color commentary. Tune into any Rambler Football broadcast in the fall and you will here long time Boyne City Elementary 4th Grade teacher and football enthusiast Roger Coates describing all the action on the gridiron. Roger is accompanied by Charlevoix County Sheriff and Boyne City Football nut Chuck Vondra who loves to discuss football strategy and breaks down what he sees on RSN’s Replays & Telestrator. In Winter, Roger and Chuck hand over their headsets to Boyne City High School Teachers Andy Bryant and Aaron Fritzsche. Bryant and Fritzsche’s love and knowledge for Boyne City Hoops and the players shows, and is very contagious.
With our own custom Production Trailer, RSN now is a completely mobile operation, capable of following our Ramblers anywhere in the state and capturing all the excitement for our viewers. The RSN Production Trailer is a 30’ heated racing trailer that we customized for our production needs. In the fall, you can find it parked on our football field only feet away from the action. In the winter, we park it right behind our gym, where our control team produces the game in quiet and warm comfort.
To become part of RSN’s email list-serve to learn about the next upcoming broadcast simply hit this link and enter your email in the field provided. RSN events are always posted on the Boyne City High Schools Facebook page, and are announced on RSN’s Twitter feed @TeamBCVI. Check out our documentary "Respect the Process-Behind the Scenes of the Rambler Sports Network" below for a great look at what it looks like behind the scenes.
Whether it be online, on TV, or on Social Media, we look forward to seeing you tune in to RSN Content in the future!