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'One on One' Sports Show

WFUV is the originating home of the longest-running sports call-in show in New York.
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The One on One Staff at Work

Saturday Afternoon Sports

Established in 1974 and still going strong - that's One on One, New York's longest-running sports call-in show.

One on One is a product of the WFUV Sports 30-member student staff, under the supervision of Executive Sports Producer Bob Ahrens and Assistant Sports Producer Bobby Ciafardini. The show is hosted by Fordham University students on a rotating basis, with others producing, engineering, writing, and airing game updates from the region's professional sports venues.

Each week, the show includes three major segments per hour, including sports updates every 20 minutes. Topics include all major professional sports, a weekly segment on Fordham sports, live interviews, features, and listener call-in. One on One also goes on the road, broadcasting live from Yankee Stadium, Citi Field , Cooperstown's Hall of Fame Weekend, the golf and tennis U.S. Opens, the NFL Draft and Belmont Park on Racing's Triple Crown Saturday. WFUV students have covered the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup and NBA Finals.

Fordham students are prepared through an intensive, two-semester workshop, training them in all aspects of sports broadcasting. Sports talk, play-by-play, beat reporting, interviewing, production, and engineering are all covered. Select students continue on to paid internships in the sports department. WFUV training creates opportunities that are not ordinarily offered to college broadcasters; for example, students carry press credentials to local and national sporting events.

The list of One of One alumni reads like a "who's who" and includes play-by-play announcers, sportscasters, broadcast executives, team management, and sports journalists. They have all been hosts of the show since its inception in 1974, following in the tradition set by Fordham University and WFUV alumnus and sportscasting great, Vin Scully.

Malcolm Moran (the first John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State University) was WFUV Sports Director in 1974 and the originator of the 'One on One' name. "The show was created," he said, "because at the time there was a need for it. There was no sports call-in show in New York City on a regular basis." Beginning on Sunday nights, the show has grown to a three-hour program in its current Saturday afternoon spot.

Today more feature-oriented, One on One includes a broad range of guests and offers in-depth analysis of all sports. Documentaries on Jackie Robinson, the Mets' 40th Anniversary and the Yankees' 100th Anniversary are among 21 WFUV Sports programs and 9 series in the Baseball Hall of Fame archives. One on One features and sportscasts have won 27 awards in regional, national and international broadcast competitions.

You can hear One on One Saturday afternoons from 1-4pm.

Email One on One | Email Bob Ahrens

Special Achievements

The One on One students have achieved a number of special milestones with their work.

Awards

2014
Bob Costas: The Last Word (Alex Smith) Society of Professional Journalists: Mark of Excellence Awards
  New York State Associated Press, Best Sports Coverage
Fordham vs. Bucknell (Mike Watts, Nick Logerfo) New York State Broadcasters Association, Best Coverage of a Local Sporting Event
One on One Scoreboard (Matt Moro) New York State Broadcasters Association, Best Sportscast
2013
Al Michaels: Seizing the Moment (Kyle Kesses) Best News Special/Documentary, Special Mention, New York State AP
  Best Sports Coverage, First Place, New York State AP
  Best Sports News, First Place, New York Press Club
  Radio Sports Reporting, Third Place, Society of Professional Journalists - Mark of Excellence Awards
Ryan Meara: A Local Project (Mike Watts) Best Sports Coverage, Special Mention, New York State AP
Big Andy, Little Andy, and the Gift of Hope (Alex Smith) Best Feature, Sports, New York State Broadcasters Association
2012
The Baseball Biker (Mike Giandomenico, John DeMarzo) Best Sports Coverage, First Place, New York State AP Broadcasters Association
Hope Week 2011: The Yankees Give Back Best Sports Coverage, Honorable Mention, New York State AP Broadcasters Association
One on One Scoreboard Best Sportscast, First Place, New York State Broadcasters Association
61 is 50: Remembering Roger (Kyle Kesses) Best Sports News, First Place, New York Press Club
  Radio Sports Reporting, Third Place, Society of Professional Journalists - Mark of Excellence Awards
2011
Ernie Harwell: Our Friend in the Booth First Place, Radio Feature Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Awards
  Best Sports News, New York Press Club
  Best Sports Coverage, NY State AP Broadcasters Assoc.
It's in the Cards: John Skelton's Chance of a Lifetime Regional Winner, National Finalist, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
Fordham-St. John's Basketball Best Local Sporting Event, NYS Broadcasters Assoc.
Sportscasts Best Sportscast, NYS Broadcasters Assoc.
Lombardi Returns Home to New York Special Mention, Feature, NY State AP Broadcasters Assoc.
2010
Yankee Stadium: A Final Goodbye Finalist, Best Sports Coverage, NY State AP Broadcasters Assoc.
  Second Place, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
2009
FanFest 2008 Second Place, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
  Third Place, Radio Feature, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
  Second Place, Best Feature, NY State AP Broadcasters Assoc.
2008 NFL Draft Third Place, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
2008
2008 NFL Draft Best Local Sports Coverage, NYS Broadcasters Assoc.
Fordham Football 2007: A Legacy of Their Own Best Sports News, New York Press Club
  Best Sports Coverage, New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association
  Regional Winner, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards
2007
2007 NFL Draft Best Local Sports Coverage, NYS Broadcasters Assoc.
Breaking Down Barriers: The Jackie and Pee Wee Story Best Sports News, New York Press Club
  National Winner, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards
  Regional Winner, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards
Jets Football for Women Outstanding Sports Program, Gracie Awards, American Women in Radio and Television
2006
Vin Scully: Voice of Heaven Best Sports News, New York Press Club
  Special Mention, Best News Special/Documentary, New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association
Sportscasts Best Sportscast, New York State Broadcasters Association
Big Day Regional Winner, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
  Special Mention, Best Sports Coverage, New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association
Hall of Fame EFT Second Place, Radio Feature, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards
Next Year Arrives Special Mention, Best Sports Coverage, New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association
2005
Pilgrimage to Pocono Regional Winner, National runner-up, Radio Sports Reporting, Society of Professional Jornalists Mark of Excellence Awards
  Special Mention, Best Sports Coverage, New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association
Football Returns to Fordham Second Place, Radio Sports Reporting, The Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards, Regional
2004
Jets Media Day Best Sports Reporting, Regional RTNDA Murrow Award
  Best Sports Coverage, NY State AP Broadcasters Assoc.
  Best Feature Story, New York State Broadcasters Assoc.
  Best Soft Feature, PRNDI
100 Years of Yankees Baseball: A Tradition of Excellence Best Commentary, Editorial or Documentary, NYS Broadcasters
  Special Mention - Best Sports Coverage, NYS AP Broadcasters
  Special Mention - Best News Special/Documentary, NYS AP Brdcstrs
2004 NFL Draft Best Local Sports Coverage, NYS Broadcasters Assoc.
2003
The Duke Returns to Brooklyn Best Sports Coverage, NY State AP Broadcasters Assoc.
2002
Sportscasts Best Sportscast, NY State Broadcasters Assoc.
Life in the Minors Finalist, Sports Commentary/Analysis, New York Festivals
2001
Good Like Glickman: A Celebration of Marty Best Documentary, NY State Broadcasters Assoc.
1999
Salutes to the Yankees Finalist, Sports Commentary/Analysis, New York Festivals
1998
Jackie Robinson: The Man Behind the Ballplayer Finalist, Sports Commentary/Analysis, New York Festivals


Archived by Sports/Broadcast Organizations

Baseball Hall of Fame Initial Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting, presented to Vin Scully
  Jackie Robinson: The Man Behind the Ballplayer
  Special Interview with Branch B. Rickey
  Profile of Hall of Fame Broadcaster Ernie Harwell
  Baseball and Brooklyn
  Special interviews with Carl Erskine and Duke Snider
  Duke and Carl at the Hall of Fame
  The Duke Returns to Brooklyn
  Simply Amazin': Forty Years of Mets Baseball
  100 Years of Yankees Baseball: A Tradition of Excellence
  Vin Scully: Voice of Heaven
  Life in the Minors (2001-2004) (2005-2010)
  Next Year Arrives (story of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers)
  Breaking Down Barriers: The Jackie and Pee Wee Story
  Branch B. Rickey: On His Grandfather, Jackie and Pee Wee
  Bob Sheppard: In his Own Words
  The First Five: The Original Baseball Hall of Fame Class
  FanFest 2008
  A Conversation with Fay Vincent
  Yankee Stadium: One Final Goodbye
  Yankee Stadium: New Home, Continuing the Legacy
  Ernie Harwell: Our Friend in the Booth
NFL Films The First Giants-Jets Game - A Special Interview with Marty Glickman and Merle Harmon
Museum of Television and Radio Good Like Glickman: A Celebration of Marty