Bruce Gilbert, VP of News/Talk/Sports at CBS Radio Dallas, says PPM is good for the sports talk industry because it forces hosts and producers to get to the point, fast.
Zach McCrite, 101 ESPN St. Louis sports talk host, discusses his process for finding new and interesting angles to entertain the listening audience.
Learfield Sports Broadcast Manager, Tom Boman, explains how being organized benefits the play-by-play broadcaster.
Wes Durham, radio voice of the Atlanta Falcons, reminds sportscasters to be more descriptive and locate the action for the listeners – don’t fall into the trap of using television description on a radio broadcast!
Chicago Bulls voice, Chuck Swirsky, considers the best path to landing an NBA job. Swirsky recommends calling as many live games as possible, with whatever resources you have available.
Dave Koehn, voice of the University of Virginia, advises young broadcasters to be willing to perform tasks not related to sportscasting in order earn on-air time. Diversify your skill set.
101 ESPN St. Louis sports talk host Zach McCrite shares how to build a great tease that will hook listeners into staying tuned in through commercial breaks.
Wes Durham shares his best advice for developing coach relationships: be an extension of what the team and coach are striving to represent, without being a homer. Durham is the Play-by-Play Broadcaster for the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Tech University.
Thorough preparation, plus a passion and gratitude for the opportunity to broadcast are two of Dave Koehn’s keys to great play-by-play. Koehn is the voice of the University of Virginia.
Social media now allows the sports talk host more control over listener interaction versus the listener phone call method. 101 ESPN St. Louis host Zach McCrite discusses how social media has changed and improved his job as a sports talk radio host.