Prepare for ‘Split Screen’ TV-FM feud

Luke Van Hoomisen, KBVR-TV

On behalf of Split Screen, I am very proud to announce the first ever ‘Split Screen TV vs. FM Gauntlet’. In case you haven’t heard, KBVR-TV and KBVR-FM have it in for each other.

In fact, the beef has gotten so out of hand that it has nearly torn the Orange Media Network apart. Something had to be done.

And so Split Screen, an impartial multimedia platform with TV and radio components, is bringing on student leaders from both mediums to settle the score on the Split Screen TV and radio shows and determine once and for all which is the superior media.

Will video kill the radio star? Tune in on to Comcast 26 KBVR-TV Wednesday April 27 at 6 p.m. to find out.

Until then, we have a special preview of the games we’ll be playing. Be sure to keep them in mind if you ever have to settle any scores of your own.

Rock Band 3:

This popular ‘Guitar Hero’ knockoff will test our opposing staffs musical ability, or at least rhythmic button tapping ability, to determine the first round of the Split Screen Gauntlet. ‘Rock Band 3’ will allow our combatants to to play their choice of drums, guitar, bass, vocals, or possibly even keyboard in a full-fledged rock band that exclusively plays covers. At first glance this game choice may seem to favor FM (since they eat, drink, and breathe music), but experience running the set of ‘Locals Live’ will make sure TV is not without a competitive edge.

Mario Kart 8:

I’ve never known whether to thank Nintendo for making Link a playable character, or scold them for not doing it sooner, but either way Link being a playable character is all I need to know to get excited about watching TV and FM show down on Rainbow Road. ‘Mario Kart 8’ is the latest installment of the Mario Kart series, and it will be the perfect arena to test our opposing media’s fine tactile and motor skills (or something like that). Some of the folks at FM seem like the types who would drive around just to hear the radio so I initially thought they would have an advantage in this round. However, word on the street has it that TV is bringing in a ringer, so all bets are off.

That’s all I’ve been cleared to tell you about the TV show, but there’s still more. It wouldn’t be fair to decide a feud that runs this deep exclusively on the TV staffs home turf, so the Split Screen Gauntlet is now bleeding over into the Split Screen Radio show which airs every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm. Here is what I can tell you about so far about the Nathan Graham’s ‘Split Screen Ultimate: Radio Battle Royale’:

Video game trivia:

Nathan will be testing our combatant’s knowledge of everything video games in a very special Split Screen trivia battle. This quiz will cover a variety of geeky topics and will be broadcast live so please listen in and see if you can guess quicker than our TV and FM staff.

Who’s that character?:

At the end of the trivia game we will have an intensive lightning round where Nathan will describe a game character and the first competitor to identify that character will earn a point. The team with the most points at the end wins the game and proves that they are the superior medium in terms of identifying things that are being described to them. Thrilling, I know.


Perhaps the most exciting event of the radio gauntlet will be an ultimate showdown surprise round that is so top secret that I literally cannot even tell you about it.

So tune in and watch our good friends duke it out on a live broadcast. Hopefully we can resolve some real world issues, but if not at least we can play some awesome games.

Be sure to look for more geeky goodness on Split Screen’s regular TV show Wednesdays at 6pm on KBVR-TV (Comcast 26). Also look for Split Screen Radio on 88.7 FM Wednesdays 5-6pm. And don’t forget to look for us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay current with all things Split Screen.

The opinions expressed in Van Hoomissen’s column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Barometer staff.

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