I can’t speak for my wife and two daughters who had to listen to six hours of racing being streamed live on my laptop last weekend, but I know I enjoyed the online broadcast of the 2014 Lake Race on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. And that had little to do with the actual racing on the 4.5-mile course at the Bagnell Dam end of the lake.
Brendan Matthews (left) and racing legend David Scott spent two days bringing viewers the racing action from the Bravo Shop broadcast booth at Lake Race 2014. Photo courtesy KRMS Radio
Don’t get me wrong, the racing wasn’t boring by any means. There was plenty of fast-paced action during the two days of competition—in fact, there were almost twice as many boats as there were at last year’s inaugural event thanks to the sanctioning efforts of the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA)—but it was the team at KRMS Radio that impressed me most as it put together solid live coverage of the weekend for broadcast on local FOX affiliates, which was in turn streamed online for those of us outside of Missouri.