STAA Sports Talk Pyramid

The STAA Sports Talk Pyramid will help lay a strong foundation for your sports talk show. You can also use the pyramid as a self-critique guide.


Video: Keys To Network-Caliber Sports Talk Show Hosting

This presentation of the STAA Sports Talk Pyramid features audio examples of techniques and strategies to turn your show into a ratings and revenue generating machine.

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Supercharge the Entertainment Value of Your Sports Talk Show

Giving your listeners something they can’t hear anywhere else is the key to your success. Discover how to entertain your sports talk audience.

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Instantly Increase Your Sports Talk Ratings

Learn how to increase your TSL – Time Spent Listening – the critical yet largely neglected ratings component.

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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)


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.


Interview: Bruce Gilbert, CBS Radio

One of the most brilliant minds in sports talk radio is Bruce Gilbert, VP News/Talk/Sports CBS Radio Dallas. He is also my former boss at ESPN Radio Network. In this “must see interview” for sports talk hosts, Bruce discusses what makes a good storyteller, how sports talk hosts can get to know their audience, why PPM has been good for the sports talk industry, and how and when to handle salary negotiations. Even if you’re not a sports talk host, there is some outstanding info in here for you.


Interview: Zach McCrite, 107.7 The Franchise-OKC

One of the easiest ways to build your sports talk ratings (and put money in your pocket) is by keeping your audience listening longer.

In our feature interview this month, sports talk host and STAA client Zach McCrite of 101 ESPN St. Louis discusses how to execute great teases. He also shares tips for how to prep smart for your show and how to use social media to improve your show.