SCP 05: Road to the Pros: Bob Carpenter

bob carpenterVeteran Major League Baseball TV broadcaster Bob Carpenter of the Washington Nationals discusses the best road to an NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL broadcast booth and how you can maximize your longevity in the ultra-competitive sports broadcasting industry.

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Working your way to MLB play-by-play

Pittsburgh Pirates radio and TV play-by-play broadcaster, Tim Neverett, discusses which is the better route to a major league job: through the minors or a network studio job.

SCP 04: Road to the Pros: Brian Sieman

brian siemanIn this episode of SCP, Clippers broadcaster Brian Sieman evaluates getting to The League via the NBA D-League, WNBA, colleges and studio host roles. He also shares his thoughts on the play-by-play traits that distinguish NBA broadcasters.

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Treat coaches as individuals

University of Virginia voice, Dave Koehn, says the best way to handle coach-broadcaster relationships is to be yourself and get to know every coach as an individual.

Making the listener part of the game

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!