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,
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.
Greetings readers, welcome to the new year of 2015!
I’d like to share with you my outlook and goals for the New Year. Don’t worry, they’re all sportscasting related (I’m not any good with any other type of resolutions, trust me.)
First off, I’m going to go further than “get a sportscasting job.” In my thoughts, it’s too generic and too boring. By now, you might know I’m already on the quest for the career. This is more for what steps I’d like to take to get said job this year.
Now, my first goal is to write more. Towards the end of last year, I started writing more in my blog. It started off as another outlet to inform people to listen in to my next call, but then transformed into me sharing some personal experiences of some events. For example, the 1st day of the 2014 TVS Tip-Off Tournament. That brought in some looks and a friend liked my personal touch on my recaps (and another way to share my broadcasting work too, I may add.)
Originally, this blog was about topics with my opinion added to them. Why did it stray so much, you ask? I don’t know if I got “bored” or just thought nobody was reading it, so articles became few and far between. It also didn’t help that work took a lot of free time out of my hands.
This year, I’d like to share more. I’d like to share my experiences as the broadcaster about what I see during a call. I’ll try my best to write at least two to three times a month, maybe more. If I can share an experience you can’t find anywhere else, I think that’d be something fascinating to read.
Secondly, I know I’ve shared my plans for this for about twenty centuries (because podcasting has existed that long, am I right?), but I feel like this will be the year I start my podcast! Originally, I wanted it to be about Dayton-area sports and nothing but. In case you don’t know, Dayton’s not a bad lace to be a sports fan. Cincinnati isn’t too far, but Dayton itself has hockey, baseball, basketball, football; a little bit of everything! We have great high school sports, collegiate teams, and pro teams too.
Now, I’m starting to question if I shouldn’t just have a podcast where it’s just me enjoying sharing stuff that interests me (mainly sports.) Suggestions are always welcome (either as a comment on this post or if you’re connected with me on social media.) Either way, it’s time for me to enter the world of podcasting. Hope you join me, whenever this happens!
Third, I’m hoping to meet more broadcasters and more people in the field this year. I’m very lucky to have connected with the ones I know of today, but I’m always looking to expand my network and make new friends. I need to be more social on Twitter (not to mention more interesting, am I right?)
These are three things I’m reaching for in these next 365 days! I hope you join me for the journey!
Until next time,
I’m back with another experience post. As the High School Basketball season has returned to the State of Ohio, my broadcasts began in a place where I have called home for a majority of my life: West Alexandria.
My next call is TONIGHT at 7:00, as the Dayton Flyers take on the visiting George Mason Patriots. You don’t want to miss a second of the action, check out the video broadcast (FREE) here. I have the call alongside Mary Werden tonight, as the Flyers look to improve to 2-0 in A10 play.
Hope you can tune in! Until next time,
Dutch Lions Fall 2-1 in Stoppage Time to the Colorado Rapids Reserves
I had the opportunity to do color commentary for the Dayton Dutch Lions on August 23rd. It was the Dutch Lions, winless at home this season, taking on the Colorado Rapids Reserves.
If you’d like to watch that game, here it is from YouTube:
Until next broadcast,