Larry Kahn is the founder and lead NFL PxP voice for Sports USA Radio, a company that traces its earliest roots to Larry buying the rights to broadcast USC radio. That has blossomed into one of the nation's leading NFL radio networks.
Back on the producer train today with an awesome friend of the pod, Alex Bertsche. Alex is a Sr. Coordinating Producer for Big Ten Network, rising through the network after spending the first part of his career at CBS Sports.
Emma Tiedemann was supposed to be starting her new job as the AA voice of the Boston Red Sox this spring. Hired as the lead broadcaster for the Portland Sea Dogs, Tiedemann makes the jump after calling games for the Sally League's Lexington Legends. The granddaughter of the legendary Bill Mercer, Emma talks about his influence on her, her own experiences as a broadcaster and the new wave of female voices coming up through MiLB.
Glenn Geffner is one of the radio voices of the Miami Marlins, after having served similar roles in Boston and San Diego and in the minors with the Rochester Red Wings. He's got an incredible perspective having worked in PR in three of the four above stops as well. Glenn breaks down his path and approach on this week's episode of the pod!
Spero Dedes burst onto the national scene early in his career when he called the 2004 Olympics for NBC just three years out of college. He became the voice of the Lakers in 2005 and of the Knicks in 2011. Following his stint at MSG, Dedes joined CBS full-time and works the NFL and NCAA Tournament. A product of Fordham and the Marty Glickman school of thought, Dedes is one of many great former Rams in our business including Mike Breen and Michael Kay.
Pete Pranica has been the radio voice and is now the TV voice of the Memphis Grizzlies. On this episode of the pod Pete breaks down how he crafts the story-arc of a game, having fun with his analyst and team, making each game of an NBA season count, knowing more about teams than just LeBron James and more.
Ian Eagle is one of the reasons I'm in broadcasting. My career began in high school at the Bruce Beck & Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp and personally I think Ian is one of the top 5-10 pxp voices in the industry today.
The voice of the Brooklyn Nets and a voice for TNT and CBS, Ian is heard across the NFL and NBA and in college athletics on a regular basis.
Krista Blunk played basketball at the University of Evansville but has broadcast anything from hoops to soccer and volleyball as both an analyst and in the PxP chair. She breaks down how she prepares in each role, how having each role has influenced her performance in the other, the meaning of team and much more.
Mike Moore is the first of his kind to appear on PxPCast ... an executive producer and senior coordinating producer. Mike was one of the key players behind the launch of ESPNU in 2005 and spent much of his career as a senior producer with the ESPN family of networks. He now works with Moore Productions and on this episode of the podcast details the producer side of a broadcast. Topics we'll cover range from how a producer approaches a game, how a producer best tells stories and how producers and play-by-play announcers can best work together in that endeavor. So much to learn on this episode of PXPCast.
Pat Hughes is the first broadcaster in Chicago Cubs history to call a World Series championship and he's been with the team nearly 40 seasons, having worked previously with the Twins and Brewers.
On this episode, Pat dives in to the minutia of calling baseball on radio, the right way to weave in stories on the radio, having the right tenor and pacing in your voice and the best ways to be as descriptive as possible.