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Buscarini honored by UHSAA


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By C.J. McMANUS
Sun Advocate associate editor

Carbon County native and Castle Country Radio Sports Director Jordan Buscarini was honored recently by the Utah High School Activities Association with their Distinguished Media Service Award.

Buscarini, who is the youngest person to ever receive the award is a 2005 graduate of Carbon High School, a 2008 graduate of the College of Eastern Utah and obtained his Bachelor's in Communications with an emphasis in broadcasting/journalism from Southern Utah University in 2010.

The Price resident was honored by the UHSAA in Sandy at the Willow Creek Country Club on Jan. 15 started his professional broadcast career by doing play by play for Southern Utah Woman's Basketball at Power 91 Radio. He continued working broadcast while in college, covering men's sports at SUU as a sideline reporter until 2010. At that point, he joined CISCOM providing color commentary on television program for the SUU Football Team through 2012.

In 2010, Buscarini also joined Castle Country Radio where he has revolutionized the station's coverage of Castle Country Sports. Buscarini had worked as an intern for ESPN Radio at Cherry Creek in St. George where he was responsible for gathering notes and writing material for the station's two hour local and national sports talk program. The Castle Country Sports Director credits that time with giving him the skill and knowledge necessary to bring his own sports talk program to Carbon and Emery County.

"With Drive Time Sports we have taken national sports icons and mixed that with all the local content we can gather to create a product I am very proud of," said Buscarini at the Castle Country Studios on Carbonville Road. "We've had Bob Barker, Bobby Bowden, Barry Switzer, Kobe Bryant and many others. It's a nice dynamic between national and local sports."

The life-time sports fanatic stated that Bryant was his favorite on-air interview but also commented that interviewing Jamaican Bobsled Capt.Winston Watts was quite an honor.

Buscarini was nominated for the UHSAA honor by Emery High School Athletic Director Todd Jeffs and selected by the association's 23 member executive board.

"Jordan has raised the bar for radio sports coverage in our area," said Castle Country Radio Administrator Paul Anderson. "He takes a great amount of pride in his work and is incredibly professional in both his preparation and delivery. We are very proud that he is a member of our radio family."

Buscarini hosts Drive Time Sports daily from 4 to 5 p.m. on AM 750 and can be heard doing play by play commentary for Emery High School and USU Eastern on Castle Country's three local stations.

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