Sam Corbett

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Sam Corbett

A Season of Change for Cardinal Baseball

by Sam Corbett   Back on May 12th, Jack Oberli swung right over the top of a fastball from Illinois Wesleyan’s Luke Costello. In an instant, North Central was eliminated from the conference tournament, ending their season. A 7-5 loss to the Titans was the program’s second loss of the ...


The Crossroads Artist Highlight: Colby Acuff

By: Sam Corbett Hailing from northern Idaho, Colby Acuff’s voice and guitar sound like old-time country musicians telling stories through their music. Seriously, close your eyes and listen to him. It’s like Willie Nelson. His latest deluxe album, Western White Pines, dropped on September 15th. Totaling 16 tracks and 52 ...


The Crossroads’ Month in Review

By: Sam Corbett Well, welcome BACK to The Crossroads! I know we’ve been away, and I have a lot to catch up with. First off, I found a new cohost. Zane has graduated on to greener pastures, and Andy has taken his place. He’s done well, learning more and more ...


The Crossroads Artist Highlight: HARDY

By: Sam Corbett After a three-month-long hiatus from being off-air, The Crossroads duo came back in a big way to begin March 2023. Zane and I reviewed HARDY’s much-anticipated album, the mockingbird & THE CROW. We hyped it up so much on air, only to be forced to wait nearly ...

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700: Pujols Joins The Club

The setting of #699 and #700 – Dodgers Stadium   by Sam Corbett On March 28th, future Hall-of-Famer Albert Pujols announced that 2022 would be his last season. He’d just signed a one-year deal worth $2.5M with St. Louis, reuniting with the Cardinals after 10 years away playing for both ...


The Crossroads Artist Highlight: Donny van Slee

By Sam Corbett Three shows down, three artist features for The Crossroads. This week, we travel to the heartland – Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee. Donny Van Slee, originally from rural Florida, can be seen all over town belting his voice for the world to hear. A chiropractor by day, Van Slee’s ...


The Crossroads Artist Highlight: Bryan Martin

by Sam Corbett The Crossroads is one of the newest shows on FM89, meaning a whole new batch of genres, artists, and songs. Outlaw country rock, southern rock, shadow country, and delta blues are just some of the genres that the show will highlight. While I’m excited to bring new ...


The Crossroads: Embrace Your Inner Outlaw

by Sam Corbett We all have an inner outlaw. The voice in your head and in your heart that wants to strut around town with a swagger. That feeling that you don’t always have to listen to others; that you can blaze your own trail. A badass vibe that always ...

About Sam

Sam Corbett spent four years at WONC from 2020 to 2024, during which time he became a multifaceted member of the station. As a baseball student-athlete, he immediately jumped at any opportunity to get involved with sports media. He cohosted two weekly sports talk shows and aided with various WONC Sports gameday broadcasts in any role needed as an underclassman, the highlight being the color commentator for Stagg Bowl 48.

Eventually transitioning into the role of Sports Director as a junior, he became the main play-by-play voice of North Central Athletics. Fans of Cardinal football and men’s and women’s basketball heard Sam routinely, as he broadcasted over 75 basketball games and 40 football games, including two more football national championships.

Sam also co-hosted The Cardinal Podcast, dedicated to interviewing various North Central athletes and coaches, and Straight Out The ‘Pen, a limited-series podcast previewing the 2024 MLB season division-by-division.

Outside of sports broadcasting at WONC, Sam has enjoyed working in other areas of the station, assisting in various aspects of audio production, both voicing and editing station promos. He created The Crossroads in 2022, a weekly show dedicated to outlaw country rock, bluegrass and folk music.

Sam began broadcasting Cardinal volleyball and serving as the school’s public address announcer for soccer and wrestling matches in the fall of 2023 through the school’s Sports Information Department where he aided in stat keeping and social media graphics. He’s also the school’s Barstool Sports Viceroy, running the college’s official Barstool account on Instagram while concurrently running the school’s baseball team’s Instagram account for the 2024 season, his last year of eligibility.

His other experiences include serving as the stadium PA announcer and pitcher for both the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp and the Lafayette Aviators in the Prospect League, a collegiate wood-bat summer baseball league. Sam is also the Sports Editor for The Chronicle, North Central’s student-run online newspaper

Sam finishes his time at North Central highly decorated both for his work at WONC and for his work academically. He won six awards through the Illinois Broadcasters Association and Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems while being nominated for three others for his efforts in sportscasting, including three different Best Play-By-Play for football and basketball games. As a senior, he was named the college’s Outstanding Major in Journalism and Media Studies for his exemplary work in his studies.

Sam was a VO actor as a child, working for spots featuring Giant Eagle, Lego and Oreo among others. He has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 2010.

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