Time for a new edition of the podcast. Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I are back to talk about the news of the week and talk with people in the sports media industry.
In this week’s episode, Keith and I talk about the opening of the NFL and some of the changes you’ll see on NFL TV this season.
In addition, we discussed the start of the college football season and how ABC fared in its premiere of Saturday Night Football.
We also talked about the machinations in the MLB TV negotiations and the competition between Fox and Turner to outbid each other while remaining in the baseball business
Keith and I looked at the soft launch of NBC Sports Radio this week and we also opined on Jim Rome signing with CBS Sports Radio.
And we finished our discussion with a look at Bobby Valetine’s contentious interview with WEEI in Boston on Wednesday.
Our guest this week is Dave Goren, the Executive Director of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Dave talked about the organization and its mission statement to promote sportscasting and sports writing, plus talking about the NSSA’s annual Awards Dinner which occurred earlier this year.
One piece of disclosure, I was Dave’s intern when he was the Sports Producer at WJAR-TV in Providence many moons ago. We shared a laugh over how long we’ve known each other.
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