Joe Hunk, PD & host at Sports Radio 740, on how to attract entertaining callers to your show.
Recently, I heard from a young guy who is doing high school and small college play-by-play. He aspires to one day be the voice of a pro team but he’s concerned with the amount of competition job market competition.
“I am really dedicated to becoming a pro broadcaster, but it’s a bit intimidating to hear how many people are applying to jobs nowadays,” he shared with me. “I get a bit anxious.”
Totally understandable and not at all uncommon. Keep in mind, though, that you control your future. Despite your concern, keep taking steps towards your goals. Productivity decreases anxiety.
Tom Kolker, Play-by-Play broadcaster for New York City FC, shares the two types of demos aspiring Major League Soccer broadcasters need to prepare.
A sportscaster friend of mine recently shared his grand plan with me to launch a podcast.
He couldn’t have been more fired up. He was going to build a program that would draw tens of thousands of listeners each week, earn thousands of dollars of advertising and catapult him to a sports talk radio career. His enthusiasm was contagious. He had me really believing he was going to do it.
One month later, he quit. Only a handful of people had checked out his podcast. None of them listened for more than a few minutes and he wasn’t able to sell any advertising.
Brian Hanni, Voice of the Jayhawks, on how you can develop your personal style and let your personality shine through your PBP.
Last week, there was a story about former Montana Grizzlies voice Mick Holien. It talked about how Mick is selling a bunch of memorabilia he collected over his 31 seasons as the Voice of the Griz.
The story got me to thinking about my favorite memories from my sports broadcasting career. My two favorites aren’t even about on the air stuff.
Are you using live video during your sports talk show? Sports Radio 740’s Joe Hunk shares the benefits of adding it as a component of your show.
The best coaches and trainers know that how an athlete spends their off season is vital to preparing for a successful next season. If you use the time off to binge Netflix and eat donuts, you’re going to have problems when preseason begins.
As a broadcaster, how you spend the slowest part of your year will either motivate you to achieve bigger goals or perpetuate a cycle of stagnation.
Tom Kolker, Play-by-Play Announcer for New York City FC, shares suggestions for pinpointing the ball on the soccer pitch.
Brian Hanni, Voice of the Jayhawks, explains how a play-by-play voice is like the old man in a rocking chair.
STAA TV is back! We’re switching to a seasonal format. Season 1 will publish weekly episodes on Mondays now through November 2016.