Category Archives: Updates

Other stuff that I can’t classify. It might be career advancements, it might be announcements on future trips, or delays in the blog.

The Gem on The Queen’s Crown – The Debut

Greetings readers,

It’s time to share my podcast called “The Gem on The Queen’s Crown”, focusing on Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio sports. With my experience working and broadcasting for several area teams, I figured it was time to share my passion and support of these teams. I’ve shared the first episode of my podcast here on this post, titled “The Pilot Flies Tonight.”

I also created a Periscope video preview debuting my podcast.

Next episode, which should be recorded early this week, will be taking the idea that the listener can change one sporting event in local history. I feel like I’ve got a tremendous start to this idea, and with listeners’ help, I’ll have a dynamite episode!

Comments and suggestions are welcomed on my podcast, I hope you enjoy it!

Until next episode,

-Lee

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The Near One-Year Absence

Greetings readers,

[WARNING: THERE ARE A LOT OF WORDS IN THIS POST. READER DIGRESSION IS ADVISED.]

What’s happened to this sportscaster from Dayton, Ohio since my last post? …and exactly WHAT is the deal with airline food? One of these things, after the page break!

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My 700th Broadcast with the Post-Game Recap

Greetings readers, it’s been a while again.
Between the last post, I’ve reached another milestone in my broadcasting career. My last broadcast was my 700th, as the Dayton Demolition won 7-5 against the Berlin (NH) River Drivers. Also, I’m only five games away from broadcasting 100 professional hockey games in Dayton.
You can listen to my 700th overall call here.
Also, I had an opportunity to write the Post-Game recap for the Federal Hockey League Connection. I’ve placed it underneath.
Until next time,
-Lee

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Sportscasters Anonymous – The Inglorious Return

SA big logoGreetings readers,

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on my life and career. To spare the obnoxiously fine details, I determined that I need to be more thankful for everything that has happened. I have a loving girlfriend that supports me and my career, I work for TWO NCAA Division I schools in the Dayton area, not to mention broadcasting for several pro teams in the region. I also have a very good core of friends and family supporting my drive. I have it pretty good.

So why am I writing this post? Sometime last week, I realize that I don’t help other sportscasters like I used to. Remember “Sportscasters Anonymous”, the series where I wrote about tips for up-and-coming broadcasters (if anyone actually read them, which I highly doubt because I’m not a good resource for anyone to be honest.) I stopped when I realized someone who struggles for employment wasn’t really good enough to give advice. While I’m not saying this will result in the series’ revival, I wanted to issue this post for any sportscasters.

If I can be of any help, fellow broadcasters, feel free to contact me!

Need an extra set of ears? I’ll take a listen or watch a demo! Want me to read a press release? I’ll give it a look-through! Want to shoot the breeze, just to talk sports or career-wise? I’m always available to talk!

I realized that while I always try to network, I also need to help out in my career field more. I want others to know that I care and that I’m indeed a friend.

While this post was short, I felt it didn’t need to be a long, windy post to say that I’m here. Let’s talk soon.

Until next time,

-Lee

Five Years of My Website: A Personal Retrospective

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One of my last logos created for my blog.

Greetings readers,

While looking at my mobile stats, I saw a notification celebrating five years on WordPress. Of course, I was a day late but it’s still a big step for my career. I’d like to take you through my website’s adventures.

I remember starting this blog during a summer class (if you’re interested, this is my very first post introducing myself.) I started off blogging about things that were interesting to me, not necessary the most important issues in sports. I remember writing nearly everyday on various things in the sporting world. Eventually I stopped writing as often, because of jobs and general disinterest. I ended up cutting the original title of my blog “Sports in the Mowen Years” and making this my personal, professional website.

Sometime in the first year, I added my resume to the site. I call it my “Career Stats” page, mainly because I wanted something to tie in the original sports theme. I also have a front page, giving visitors a preview on myself. Lately, I’ve added a Demo page with almost every sport I’ve covered (I still have to pick a segment for Lacrosse and update some others.) I’ve also added my Press Releases to the blog.

My website has also been responsible giving me a couple of broadcasting opportunities, such as the Dayton and Cincinnati Dutch Lions and the 2015 Flyin’ to the Hoop Tournament. I’ve also met some good people from my Contact Me tab.

To wrap it up, I’m not sure if I’d be in the same place in my career if it wasn’t for my website. I can say it’s helped my writing skills, as well as getting my name out there. I recommend every broadcaster to create one, just to get your name and resume out there.

One addition I’d love to make is an easy-to-use calendar for my upcoming broadcasts. I have tried a couple calendars before, but I wasn’t impressed with them. If you have any suggestions to add on my website, feel free to contact me.

Thanks for reading! Here’s to many more years of my website. Until next time,

-Lee

The Debut of the Demolition

Greetings readers,

It’s a new time for Dayton hockey. The Dayton Demolition were unveiled yesterday (Broadcast from the Gem City Sports Network) (Footage from WDTN NBC Channel 2), replacing the Dayton Demonz. The Demolition will play at Hara Arena as a member of the Federal Hockey League, just as the Demonz done since the 2012-2013 season.

At the Englewood Buffalo Wild Wings, just north of the old hockey barn, fans got to meet the new owner Bill Dadds. Folks also got caught up with their friends and the new coaches of the Demolition, Head Coach Jack Collins and Assistant Coach/Forward Brett Wall. Both gentlemen are ingrained into the fabric of Dayton Hockey history. The Demolition’s colors will officially be red, yellow, and gray. The red color will stay from the previous season, as the Demonz were officially red, black, and white.

In the Federal Hockey League, there will only be one returning team from last year in the Danville (IL) Dashers. While there will be a team in Danbury, Connecticut again, it will not be the Whalers. Instead, they will be the Danbury Titans owned by Bruce Bennett. Also joining the league this year will be the Brewster (NY) Bulldogs, the Berlin (NH) River Drivers, and the Port Huron (MI) Prowlers. The 2014-2015 FHL Champions, the Watertown Wolves, will be inactive this season due to arena renovations.

I’m very excited to see what this 2015-2016 will bring. I hope you, the fan, are excited for it too. I’ll be sure to share as much as I can on my twitter, @theleewmowen. Follow the Dayton Demolition on Twitter, as more news continues to fly out during the off-season. Welcome in the Dayton Demolition!

Until next time,

-Lee

Running for the Broadcaster of the Year Award

Greetings readers,

I’d like to mention an award I’m in the running for, and I’d also like to ask you, the reader, for your help. I’m in the running for the 2014-2015 Federal Hockey League Broadcaster of the Year against four other nominees.

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