Use this sweet trick to get in front of employers


A radio station in Charleston, SC had an opening for a producer. An individual who was looking to transition from another career into sports radio thought it would be his perfect entry. He told the employer, “If I can have just five minutes of your time to deliver my resume, I’ll stop by on Thursday.” He did stop by. The employer spent several hours with the candidate. That afternoon, he accepted the job offer before heading back home.

Home was Los Angeles, California.

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How much do sportscasters make?


Do you ever wonder if you are underpaid? Or wonder what someone in your position and market size should be earning? Do you wonder what your dream job will pay?

sports broadcasting salaries

To help answer your questions, we’ve compiled a list of sports broadcasting salaries.
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A shortcut to a DI play-by-play gig


Neil Price’s recent move from women’s basketball and baseball voice at the University of Kentucky to the football and men’s basketball job at Mississippi State is part of a developing trend:

Doing baseball and men’s or women’s basketball at a Power 5 can be a shortcut to a Power 5 football and men’s basketball job.

MSU is the third university in 12 months to hire a voice who was not doing football at their prior school.
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2 top tips for starting a new job


When I was hired for my first full-time radio job in McPherson, KS, I felt like I had just been named to the Pro Bowl. I was talented enough to be selected from among the other applicants, my future seemed endlessly bright and I was fired up.

Then came my first morning on the job. Queue the sound of squealing breaks.
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Top 5 sports broadcasting schools in 2017


This Spring, I’ve devoted considerable time to evaluating the sports broadcasting work of college students across the country. It’s part of STAA’s annual Jim Nantz Award and All-America program. I enjoy seeing which college sports broadcasting programs are on the rise…and which ones are slipping.

top 5 sports broadcasting schools

What Makes A Great Sportscasting School?

Top colleges for sports broadcasting are strong in at least five of the following seven areas:
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How do you handle the national anthem?


Not long ago, a minor league baseball broadcaster started working for a new team. For as long as anyone could remember, the team had traditionally broadcast the pre-game national anthem. The new broadcaster’s practice, though, had always been to break for commercials during the anthem.

The station left the decision up to him. He asked my advice. Here is what I replied…
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