5 traits of great sportscasting bosses


When I was working sports radio in San Diego, I asked my program director for more hours. He replied, “We certainly like to reward the people who do the best job for us and who are hard working.”

Okay. Great. Am I one of those people?

Ask a parent to rank their kids and they never do it. It’s easy, though, to rank bosses we’ve liked and didn’t like.
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4 ways to make 2018 the best year of your career


Sportscasters love making New Year’s resolutions as much as the next person. Clean slate. Better things. Brighter future. It all sounds awesome.

Here’s the catch: a resolution without a plan is only a dream.

Make a plan.

Here are four things you can do in 2018 to take a big step forward in your sports broadcasting career.
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4 less common ways to prep for your next play-by-play broadcast


A play-by-play broadcaster is wondering if he is doing all he can to prepare for his play-by-play broadcasts.

“What I would be really interested in knowing is different routines that guys use to prep for a game,” he says. “I’m always looking for ways to be better prepared but it’s hard to know what I’m not doing until I know I’m not doing it.”

Ahhh. If all of us only knew what we don’t know about all of life’s mysteries.
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A great example of why you should always broadcast your best


Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a big advocate of always doing your best, even when you think no one is listening.

Joe DiMaggio always played hard because he never knew when someone might be watching him for the first time. Orlando TV sports anchor Christian Bruey got his job when the station’s news director saw Bruey hosting a show on a community access cable TV station.
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Why you should always say “yes!” to opportunity


If someone gave you a lottery ticket, would you scratch it or throw it away?

You likely would scratch it. There’s nothing to lose and it might turn out to be a winner.

Here’s a funny thing, though. The same people who would play a free lottery ticket sometimes turn down sportscasting career lotto tickets. Here’s an example.
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