Interview: Andy Masur, San Diego Padres

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.)

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Interview: Kent Sterling, 101 ESPN St. Louis

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)

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Interview: John Rooke, Freelance Sportscaster

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.

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Interview: Joe Davis, ESPN

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)

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Interview: Ben Higgins, KGTV

KGTV 10 San Diego Sports Director Ben Higgins shares some tricks of the trade, explains why it is important to interact with the athletes he covers, and tells us how he transitioned from radio to TV sportscasting.

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Interview: Marc Kestecher, ESPN Radio

Many people do sports updates but considerably fewer do them well. One person who excels at sports update anchoring is ESPN Radio veteran Marc Kestecher. In this interview with STAA, Marc shares some of the traits of great anchoring, and answers the question about how to get an anchoring job at ESPN Radio.

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Interview: Darren Smith, XX Sports San Diego

Darren Smith is one of the great interviewers in sports talk radio. In this STAA exclusive, the afternoon drive host at XX Sports Radio San Diego details some of his strategies. He also shares tips for developing trustworthy relationships with players and coaches, and for incorporating social media into your broadcast.

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