Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 14 — CBC’s Tim Thompson and Amy Van Dyken

Back with an all-new edition of the Fang’s Bites Podcast. It’s not like we’ve had a repeat edition, but I digress.

This week, two guests and the first is Tim Thompson, the montage producer for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. I had the opportunity to speak to Tim about the following topics:

  • How he got his start in the business;
  • Where he gets the inspiration for the songs he chooses for each montage.
  • The closest he came to deadline;
  • Licensing songs for the montages and also hitting roadblocks on putting his videos on YouTube;
  • The mood at CBC after word of job cuts;
  • Whether he’ll work at Rogers next season.

Our second guest is Amy Van Dyken, formerly of Fox Sports Radio and who did some free-lance work for Pac-12 Networks this past winter. Among the issues we discussed:

  • The Michael Phelps comeback;
  • Working for Pac-12 Networks as a swimming analyst;
  • Her reaction to leaving Fox Sports Radio last year;
  • Her active social media accounts;
  • Being a dog lover.

I love talking with Amy. She’s become one of my favorite guests.

You can find the podcast on iTunes by searching for “Fang’s Bites”. You can also go to Podcast Garden and find the episode page or you can find the podcast right here.


Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.