Five Tips you Need to Follow if you Want a Play-by-Play Job

Breaking into play-by-play announcing seems to be the most daunting of all career choices. It’s easy to become focused on the big sports and the big names and think, ‘I can’t beat that’. Well, that’s true, right now you can’t (just being honest). Guys like Vin Scully, Kevin Harlan, Jim Nantz and Mike Tirico have […]

Aspiring Sports Broadcasters – Listen Up!

There are fine lines, subtleties some might say, between successful sports broadcasters who rapidly climb the market ladder and the myriad of voices and faces that stay put in the small market netherworld. After 25 years of major market sports broadcasting experience and talent coaching, David Brody can diagnose the difference. “I can’t tolerate arrogance,” says […]

What the New NBA TV Deal Means for Sports Jobs

While we all struggle to digest the enormity of the new NBA broadcast rights deal, extending the current contract between the league and both ESPN and Turner Sports for the mind-altering price of $2.66 billion per year (up 186% from the current $940 million a year deal), there is another highly relevant topic worth discussing […]

A Day in the Life Working in Sports Radio

As the executive producer (EP) of the Tim Brando Show on SiriusXM radio, Dave Druda has a laundry list of daily responsibilities that ranges from scheduling guests to formatting and guiding the show production. An executive producer plays a vital role in uniting the forces on staff; technically savvy enough to interact and understand the […]

Why (And How) You Should Pursue a Career in Sports Radio

Ask a broadcast radio veteran how the industry plans to combat the rise of Pandora, Spotify and other portable music listening options and they’ll tell you all about their on-air personalities and ability to be hyper-local. I’m not sure I buy that differentiator for most music channels, since their hosts are often relegated to 10 […]

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