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GR Homecoming Game to be Broadcasted Live by GRTV

Panthers' first real home game this season will be broadcast live on Saturday, Oct. 20.

For the first time in its brief history, Glen Rock TV will be live broadcasting a borough event. 

The volunteers of the local station will be at Glen Rock High School Saturday afternoon to capture all the action of the homecoming game against Rutherford at 1 p.m. The event can be seen on channel 32 for FiOS customers or channel 77 for Optimum subscribers.

“Thanks to the tireless efforts of Hal Knapp who worked through the afternoon and evening on Saturday over at Borough Hall, we were able to perform our very first Live GRTV video broadcast,” said Ted Burke, Director of Programming, in a press release. “It was just a few minutes of my son jumping around and panning shots of my living room and driveway...But...it worked! This means that with a little luck we might be able to pull off a single camera broadcast of the Homecoming game...maybe even some of the parade.”

For much of the year it was unclear if sports would be able to played on the under-construction fields at the high school. Work was performed quickly enough on the $4.2 million project to salvage some of the season. 

A "soft" opening is scheduled for Saturday, though the multipurpose field will first see action on Monday. 

“We are happy to have the field available for some remaining games of our fall sports season,” said Interim Superintendent Raymond Albano in a written statement. “We are grateful to all district personnel, borough and county officials and our contractors who made this accelerated schedule possible to the benefit of our athletes, fans and alumni.”

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