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!

There’s no substitute for live reps

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.

Be an extension of your team

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.

Be passionate and prepared

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.

Paint the picture, be concise

When Tom Boman is hiring a new broadcaster for Learfield Sports, he looks for young sportscasters who can paint a picture of the field in a concise manner.

Becoming a major league baseball PBP announcer

Washington Nationals Play-by-play broadcaster Bob Carpenter shares his best tips on great baseball PBP, whether you should take the minor leagues or major market route to MLB, and how he created a line of custom baseball scorebooks.