Category Archives: Broadcasting

Open Letter to Pirate Nation from CPPSB

2013FootballCrew600-300x205The Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting project started in 2008 with a mission of giving something back to the players, team, school & community; by highlighting the hard work of our CHS student athletes.  The project was NEVER intended to compete with any of the very sports programs it supported.  That being said, the relationship between the CPPSB football broadcast crew and the HS coaching staff has reached a point that is no longer compatible.  The coaching staff is convinced that CPPSB’s coverage is to “negative”; of which we (the broadcasters) strongly disagree.  For ten years we have promised to keep “it real”, with “it” being the broadcasting product we produce voluntarily.  Hundreds of weekly listeners have voiced approval and a dozen of our sponsors have concurred; most for the majority of our ten years.

Pirate Nation, we love you, we have deeply appreciated your support over the past decade and sincerely apologize for any interruptions; however CPPSB has decided to not broadcast this week’s Clarksville game while we continue to evaluate the compatibility problems eluded to above.

Once all factors have been properly evaluated by CPPSB; including impacts on supporters, arrangements with sponsors, and effects on our student athletes, an announcement will be made on the remainder of the season’s football broadcast schedule.  The coverage of Lady Pirate Volleyball will continue as planned; and will not be affected.


Lynn “Bud” McQuillen, Brian Keith, Bryan Glover, & Chuck Ledbetter

Pirate Broadcasters Pledge Donations for Touchdowns

TouchdownsAgainstCancerCPPSBThe Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting Football crew, in support of the 2016 Touchdowns Against Cancer national program, has pledged to personally donate $5.00 each, every time the Charlestown Pirates score a varsity game time touchdown between September 16th and October 1st, 2016 (during contests against Silver Creek, Salem & Corydon).  That’s a $25 combined donation, each time Southern Indiana’s highest scoring high school football team scores a touchdown during the next three games, to St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research, through the Touchdowns Against Cancer program.  For more information about the program, go to  Additionally, Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting challenges fellow sports broadcasters all around the country, as well as fans and listeners; to make a similar pledge while covering and rooting for their favorite high school football team.


Pirate Pride Sports Covers Pirate Football at Lucas Oil

p_14Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, the exclusive voice of Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics since 2008, will broadcast Pirate Football’s game in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase.  The Class 3A #16 Pirates will clash with the Class 3A #5 Brownstown Braves, in Mid-Southern Conference action, at approximately 2:40 pm, on Saturday, August 30th.  The Pirates and the Braves both opened their 2014 regular season last week with shutout wins, Charlestown 21-0 over Madison while Brownstown defeated Paoli 38-0.  The Braves currently have a one game (24-23) all-time football series advantage.  The Pirates and the Braves are the last two out right Mid-Southern Conference and Sectional #31 Champions.

2013FootballCrew600Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, including Bud McQuillen’s play-by-play, Brian Keith’s analysis, and Bryan Glover’s sideline reporting, will go live from Lucas Oil Stadium, at 2:00 pm Saturday.  Anyone can listen to Pirate Pride Sports’ live coverage over the internet at; on your smart phone or mobile device using the Apple, Amazon or Google CPPSB app; or even in Charlestown on 88.7 FM radio.

Saturday’s broadcast, as usual, will feature guest interviews, play-by-play game analysis, game stats, and the naming of the game’s Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Offensive and Defensive Players of the Game.  The anchor sponsors of Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, are Bill Broughton Trucking and Excavating, Fields Custom Cabinets, Grayson Funeral Homes, the Charlestown Pizza Company, Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan, Subway, McDonalds, and Taco Bell.

Lucas Oil Stadium, located in Indianapolis, is the home stadium of the National Football League Colts; as well as Super Bowl  XLVI and the 2010 NCAA Mens Basketball Final Four.

Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting Announces App

Use CPPSB easier on your smartphone or mobile device

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, the exclusive voice of Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics since 2008, now has a mobile application!  The mobile app, available via Apple, Google, and Amazon makes using CPPSB easier to follow Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics; including listening to live and archived game broadcasts, getting scoring updates, and sports news…all on your smartphone or tablet.  CLICK HERE to download and stay connected, even while your in the stands at the game.

2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show Online

CTOWNPIRATEFOOTBALLpreview2014Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, in cooperation with Ctown.TV, present the fourth annual Pirate Football Season Preview Show.  The video show was recorded preceding last Friday’s Blue-White Scrimmage on the campus of Charlestown High School and features new Pirate Football Head Coach Darin Ward; as well as Assistant Coaches Aaron Humphrey and Dave Daniel.  The 2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show is available for viewing by going to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Broadcasting/PreseasonShows or via and selecting “Preseason Shows”.  Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting’s coverage of Pirate Football is sponsored by Bill Broughton Trucking and Excavating, Grayson Funeral Homes, Subway, Field’s Custom Cabinets, and the Charlestown Pizza Company.  Special thanks to Ctown.TV and the video production crew of John and Chris Spencer.