Atlanta Hawks TV play-by-play voice Bob Rathbun tells the story of his first time on-air at age 12, why storytelling is still crucial for television, what he looks for during self critiques, and more.
Which social network sites are the most useful for sports broadcasters? Darren Goldwater, play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN3 shares his opinion, plus advice for those new to television play-by-play, and more.
The sterling track record of the Pawtucket Red Sox in hiring elite baseball play-by-play talent is well documented. In this exclusive interview, PawSox Vice President of Public Relations Bill Wanless explains the on-air and off-air qualities the PawSox look for when hiring a broadcaster.
ESPN Play-by-play announcer Adam Amin discusses his rapid rise to national broadcasts, how he preps for football broadcasts, how to ensure your broadcasts are continually improving, and more.
San Diego Padres Play-by-Play Broadcaster Andy Masur discusses the challenges he faced several years ago of joining an established broadcast team. He also shares advice on weaving stories into your baseball play-by-play and offers tips to up and coming sportscasters.
(Note: Andy is no longer with the Padres. Watch our follow up interview with Andy on what to do after you lose a sportscasting job you love.)
For sportscasters, building your personal brand is of great importance. In this exclusive STAA interview, 101 ESPN St. Louis Program Director Kent Sterling tells why it is important and gives the Program Director’s perspective on creating compelling sports talk radio. (Note: Kent is now in Indianapolis)
Boise State play-by-play voice Bob Behler shares tips on what to look for in a mentor, working with partners who are new to broadcasting, and more.
From Boston College to Providence College to ESPN Radio and now to NBC Sports Radio, John Rooke has made a great as a freelance sportscaster. In this exclusive interview, Rooke offers insight on the advantages and disadvantages to life as a freelancer, plus practical advice for those who want to build a successful freelance career.
One of the fast-risers in the TV sportscasting industry is ESPN play-by-play voice Joe Davis, a 2010 graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin. In this STAA interview, Joe shares how he achieved his rapid rise to ESPN, tips on working with and without a color commentator, and advice for young broadcasters on how to network for a successful career. (Note: Joe Davis is now with CBS)
Pittsburgh Pirates radio and TV broadcaster Tim Neverett discusses the best path to the Big Leagues, career longevity in the majors, how to fill time during minor league baseball broadcasts, staying organized, and more.