One Day Ticket to Sportscasting Success 2013
The One Day Ticket (ODT) to Sportscasting Success seminar features some of the biggest name talent and employers in sports broadcasting. It is annually the industry’s premier networking and learning event. The next ODT seminar is June 9th, 2014 in Salisbury, NC. The event is held during the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s awards weekend.
All-time ODT seminar speakers
Meg Aronowitz, ESPN
Tom Boman, Learfield Sports
Bob Costas, NBC
Wes Durham, Atlanta Falcons
Chris Farrow, ESPN
Don Fischer, Indiana University
Scott Masteller, ESPN Radio Network
Bill Roth, Virginia Tech
Brad Sham, Dallas Cowboys
Dan Shulman, ESPN
Wyatt Thompson, Kansas State University
Dick Vitale, ESPN
The ODT experience
ODT seminars are can’t miss events for sportscasters at all levels who want to maximize their earning potential. You’ll discover insider tips, tricks and secrets for getting to the top of the radio and TV sportscasting industries in play-by-play, sports talk show hosting, anchoring and reporting. Who better to tell you how to get where you want to go than people who are already there? Anyone seriously working to increase their market value won’t miss this event.
What you missed at ODT13
Select a speaker to review notes from their 2013 session.
ODT13 featured speakers included 2013 National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame inductees Dick Vitale of ESPN and Mitch Albom of ESPN and 760 WJR Radio in Detroit, veteran NFL play-by-play broadcasters Brad Sham of the Dallas Cowboys and Mike Keith of the Tennessee Titans, long-time Indiana University voice Don Fischer, Learfield Sports Broadcast Manager Tom Boman and additional speakers still to be announced.
Mitch AlbomIn addition to his radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR in Detroit, Albom is an Emmy-award winning ESPN television commentator, an award-winning sports columnist with “The Detroit Free Press”, and a professional musician. Albom is a best-selling author of several books including “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”. He appears regularly on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters and SportsCenter.
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Meg AronowitzMeg Aronowitz is a Coordinating Producer for ESPN Regional Television. In addition to overseeing ESPN’s high school football coverage, Aronowitz is in charge of the network’s coverage of college softball, soccer, volleyball, Olympic sports and multiple NCAA championships. She also manages ESPNU’s social media efforts and logistics for the Home Depot College Football Awards. Aronowitz joined ESPN in 2001 as an assignment editor for Major League Baseball. In 2005, she was promoted to senior production coordinator and handled MLB, the College World Series and the Little League World Series. Since assuming her current position in 2007 she has overseen the production of college football, Under Armour events, lacrosse, baseball, wrestling, ice hockey, swimming & diving and track & field events.
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Tom BomanAs Broadcast Manager at Learfield Sports, Boman is in charge of hiring play-by-play talent for more than 50 major universities. In 2011, he hired new play-by-play voices at the University of Oklahoma and the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining Learfield in 2007, Boman was Executive Director of the LA Dodgers Radio Network.
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Don FischerFor the past 38 years, Don Fischer has been the voice of Indiana University football and basketball. He’s broadcast three IU NCAA basketball championships and eight IU football bowl games. He has been named Indiana Sportscaster of the Year 25 times. He is a member of the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame and the Indiana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Mike KeithMike Keith is entering his 16th season with the Tennessee Titans. In addition to his play-by-play duties, Keith hosts Coach Mike Munchak’s weekly radio show and serves as host/executive producer of the Titans All Access television show. Keith has been named as Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year nine times since 2000, has won over 20 Associated Press state awards and has captured two national honors, including the industry’s most prestigious award: the Edward R. Murrow Award for nationwide excellence in sports reporting.
Scott MastellerOne of the most highly respected sports radio programmers in the country, Scott Masteller hires sports talk hosts and SportsCenter anchors for ESPN Radio Network. After starting his career as a minor league baseball play-by-play broadcaster, Masteller programmed sports radio stations in Lexington, KY, Salt Lake City, UT, Portland, OR and Dallas, TX before joining ESPN Radio in 2006. In addition to his network duties, Masteller also works with the ESPN owned stations in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and Dallas.
Brad ShamWhen Brad Sham took over as Voice of the Dallas Cowboys, Tom Landry was the coach and Roger Staubach the quarterback. While Landry and Staubach have long since retired, Sham is still the voice of America’s Team. Entering his 35th season as Voice of the Cowboys, Sham also serves as a play-by-play announcer for NCAA football and basketball broadcasts on Dial Global Sports. His 42-year broadcasting career includes numerous Cotton Bowl Classics, the Big 12 TV basketball network, NCAA basketball and football as well as the NFL and the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games for CBS Radio/Westwood One. Sham’s TV credits include FC Dallas and Major League Soccer, the NFL on CBS and FOX, the Final Four for NCAA TV in 2007-09, NASCAR on DirecTV, Arena League football and NFL Europe for Fox Sports Net and college basketball for ESPN Regional and the Big 12 Network.
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Dick VitaleCollege basketball’s top analyst and ambassador, Vitale joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season — just after the network’s September 1979 launch — following a successful college and pro coaching career. Vitale called ESPN’s first-ever NCAA basketball game — Wisconsin at DePaul on Dec. 5, 1979. He has been a college basketball analyst for ABC Sports since 1988 and has covered the NBA Finals and the 1992 Summer Olympics for ABC Radio.
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