Why I love my new job as the voice of Queen's Football
As you’re driving South towards Lake Ontario on Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd in Kingston, Ontario you’ll more than likely notice three things: The lake, the old Kingston Penitentiary, and Richardson Stadium.
Starting the last week of August I will be spending my Saturday's at one of these locations.
Fortunately, I won’t be locked up in the Pen on Saturdays now that it is a well established tourist attraction. I won’t be spending my Saturdays lounging dockside on Lake Ontario either. Starting Saturday, August 25 I will be in the booth at Richardson Stadium calling play-by-play for the 2019 Queen’s Gaels football season on CFRC Radio 101.9 FM.
In addition to calling every home game I will also be hitting the road to call every Gaels road game. For those who are unfamiliar with CFRC 101.9FM, it is a campus and community not for profit radio station broadcasting to Kingston and surrounding areas.
CFRC has been operational and broadcasting since 1922 making it one of the oldest and longest running campus radio stations in the world. CFRC has a long standing connection to both the Kingston and Queen’s community. CFRC broadcasts many different Queen’s sporting events and I am very thankful and humbled to have been given the opportunity to be the new voice of Gaels football for CFRC. I’m incredibly excited to get things kicked off and I can’t wait to provide a fun, fast paced, and insightful broadcast on Saturday's!
Connor O'Neil is a former UOttawa Gee-Gee defensive back with a passion for Canadian Football and a desire to stay connected to the game.