(October 7, 2014) After a career spent largely in play-by-play, Sam Farber is moving to major market sports radio. An STAA client, Farber Farber has been hired as Morning Drive Sports Anchor at Los Angeles’ new sports station, The Beast 980.
Farber updates Southern California sports fans each morning 5:30 to 11:45 on “The Home Team” with Marques Johnson and Jeanne Zelasko, and on The Jim Rome Show.
Despite his heavy play-by-play background, Farber isn’t at all surprised to land a Los Angeles radio gig.
“I have a lot of radio experience on my resume, and many of the contacts I’ve developed in the past in radio in Los Angeles were working on my behalf in my pursuit of this job,” Farber says. “I’ve always pursued jobs that were beyond play-by-play because I knew limiting myself to one type of work would limit my chances of getting a big break.”
Farber earned his undergrad at George Washington University and his Masters at the University of Southern California. He has called minor league baseball for the Bowie Baysox, Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Inland Empire 66ers. He has broadcast various sports for Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Northridge and the University of Santa Clara, and he does high school football for Time Warner Cable in Southern California.
For Farber, the advantages of working in sports radio in Los Angeles are limitless.
“At the Beast 980, I’m on LA’s only live and local morning show, in a market where full time on air jobs of any kind are both scarce and highly sought after. I’m working with and learning from some highly skilled and accomplished on-air personalities like Marques Johnson, Jeanne Zelasko, Fred Roggin, Jim Rome, Amy Bender and Ted Sobel. Our crew of producers and editors put together by Owen Murphy is incredibly supportive and encouraging.
“I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate that I’ve received this opportunity at The Beast 980, and can continue to grow alongside all the talented people I get to work with every day.”
(Visit Sam’s STAA Talent Page).