radio, sports

WISE Sports Radio MLB update: June 15, 2020

The standoff between Major League Baseball team owners and players continues and may finally be nearing an end. But likely without a resolution as the players rejected the owners’ latest proposal and have essentially dared MLB to launch a 2020 season.

Yet as we discussed during Monday’s baseball segment on WISE Sports Radio, that really wouldn’t solve any of the disagreement between owners and players. Down the line, it will almost certainly cause more problems and could veer into legal territory.

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radio, sports

Back on Richmond’s The Fan to discuss ‘Long Gone Summer’ and remote sports broadcasts

Great to be invited by Wes McElroy back to The Fan in Richmond (910 AM, 105.1 FM) to chat about sports media. We talked a little bit about the next ESPN “30 for 30” film, Long Gone Summer, but I haven’t seen it yet so couldn’t offer much other than my own personal experiences watching the 1998 home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

But with the NBA and NHL returning soon (we still don’t know if MLB is coming back), Wes and I discussed what those telecasts might sound and look like with the broadcasters likely to work off-site from remote studios.

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radio, sports

Talking ‘The Last Dance,’ sports without fans on Richmond’s The Fan

The Last Dance concluded Sunday on ESPN and an audience starved for any kind of sports event averaged 5.6 million viewers for the 10-part Michael Jordan docuseries. Will we ever see anything like this again?

Wes McElroy from The Fan in Richmond (910 AM, 105.1 FM) invited me on his show to chat about that, sports telecasts with no fans (and maybe no announcers on site), and the Monday Night Football broadcast booth.

Thanks to Wes for reaching out and inviting me on. I don’t get to chat about sports media as much as I’d like on the radio (or podcasts) these days, so it was fun to do so.

writing

“It’s been informative and humbling”: My interview with Brad Marley about writing and podcasting

I’m a big fan of Brad Marley’s newsletter, which talks about writing and storytelling — notably from a marketing and corporate perspective. How companies tell their story is important in reaching clients and customers, and Brad has talked to a variety of writers about their work.

I suppose my writing fulfills a similar purpose, whether it’s for the outlets I work for or in promoting my own ventures, such as The Podcass and the Casselbloggy, my social media accounts and the LST Media shingle I’ve hung out for those endeavors.

So I was surprised and excited when Brad wanted to interview me for his newsletter and talk about, as he put it, the media niche I’m trying to create for myself. (It’s very niche.)

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Podcast

The Podcass 023: Astros’ sign-stealing, Parasite’s life-stealing, and never read the comments

Stepping into controversy, sign-stealing, and life-stealing on The Podcass!

First, a brief response to an Awful Announcing article I wrote (02:41). Then, baseball talk on WISE Sports Radio with the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal and MLB awards (09:18). We change it up with a review of Bong Joon-Ho’s new film, Parasite (24:39). And close it out with sports radio football chatter, digging into Colin Kaepernick’s workout and other Week 11 NFL headlines (31:34).

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