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Hosts use comedy, knowledge to produce new sports talk show

By Cam London
On October 10, 2019

Show host Deja Harrison and Donovan Travis. Courtesy photo

Grambling State University students Deja Harrison and Donovan Travis have recently collaborated to get students just as familiar with lesser known sports, such as bowling, tennis and cross country, as they are with football, basketball, softball, baseball, soccer and volleyball. 

This semester Harrison and Travis  have become more creatively involved around campus to make the best out of their Grambling experience by launching a sports radio talk show running on GSU’s Radio Lab. 

The pair’s mission is to help inform studentson what is going on with all sports and help minor sports build a fan base or even just to stay in tune with what is going on around them in the sports world.

The duo hopes to give every team and coach the same platform to talk about their success and downfalls during their specific season. 

They are not just allowing the students to get involved, but also alumni and everybody who is a follower of Grambling sports. 

The duo is trying to break barriers by intersecting comedy and sports to catch the audience’s attention. 

“We are not just a sit down and talk show, we get everybody involved with different kinds of skits and things that can catch a viewer’s eye,” Travis said.  

Harrison and Travis are no rookies when it comes to getting involved in sports related media around campus.

Harrison wants to be a sports reporter and has covered the Big 12 championship, the National Football Championship and the NFL Draft. Her work has appeared for ESPN, The Undefeated, The Gramblinite, GSU-TV and others. 

Travis has sat courtside along Radio Lab manager and GSU lecturer Santoria Black to announce men’s and women’s basketball games, participated in commercials and has been in a variety of radio shows. 

“I thought he would be the perfect person to do an on-air show with,” Harrison said about Travis. 

“Plus our names start with a D, so it went perfectly.” 

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