Drew Carter, a senior at Syracuse University, is the winner of the 2019 Jim Nantz Award. The award is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.
It’s the fourth time in the 11-year history of the award, and the first time since 2015, that the trophy has been earned by a Syracuse student. Read More
Last weekend was one of my more memorable sports TV weekends.
Friday night, I DVR’d Fox Sports West’s telecast of the Mission Viejo High School – San Clemente football game. I spent eight years in Mission Viejo and still enjoy following their powerhouse football program. Anyway, I turn on the game and STAA member Sam Farber is doing the play-by-play. Eventually, he tossed it to sideline reporter Courtney Sweet, another STAA member! Read More
Applications for the 9th annual STAA All-America program open in March. If you’ve been on the fence about whether you should apply this year, I have 5 reasons why you absolutely should be submitting your demo for the Jim Nantz Award.
1. Have your demo seen by the best
The Jim Nantz Award winner and All-Americans are selected by a panel of top sports broadcasters and industry professionals.
Previous judges include Tom Boman, Learfield Sports Broadcast Manager; Mark Boyle, Indiana Pacers; Wes Durham, Atlanta Falcons & Georgia Tech University; Chris Ferris, VP-Broadcast Division IMG, Paul Keels, Cincinnati Reds & Ohio State University; Chuck Swirsky, Chicago Bulls; Mike Keith, Tennessee Titans; Bob Licht, New Orleans Hornets; Chuck Barrett, University of Arkansas; and Bill Roth, Virginia Tech University. Read More
When Jeanne Zelasko called me one morning in October 1993, I felt like my big break had finally arrived.
Three months earlier, I had moved back to my hometown of San Diego after three years of entry-level radio in McPherson, KS. For the final two of those three years, I had been trying unsuccessfully to get on board at San Diego’s XTRA Sports 690 – just the second all-sports station in the country at that time.
Finally, I decided if I was going to get a job in San Diego I had to live in San Diego. So I moved west, introduced myself to station PD Howard Freedman, and told him I was interested in future opportunities. Read More
Our fourth annual event was rousing day, packed with info advice, and motivation. From the opening session with Pete Weber (Nashville Predators) to the closing talk from Bob Carpenter (Washington Nationals), the room was buzzing.
Below you’ll find notes from each session. No matter where you are in your sports broadcasting career, I guarantee you will find some useful nuggets. Read More
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