This is a guest post by STAA member Marty Bannister
. He is a Play-By-Play Broadcaster based in Dublin, OH. You can follow him on Twitter here
I started my first play-by-play job 25 years ago this week, and it was a move I don’t think many would make.
I started in the broadcasting business at the ripe old age of 19, having been given the “reigns” of producing a five-hour sports talk show at WBNS-AM, in Columbus, Ohio. At that time, the station did not own the broadcast rights to Ohio State football and basketball games, so I was basically flying blind trying to keep the show afloat against our chief rival, which at that time DID own the OSU rights.