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EP 062: John Ramey, University of Nevada

posted by Logan Anderson April 12, 2018 0 comments
      EP 062:John Ramey, University of Nevada
In episode number 62 we talk with radio play-by-play man for the University of Nevada, John Ramey. Topics of discussion include:
  • He talks about how the College World Series prepared him to broadcast Nevada’s Sweet 16 run.
  • How a winning team can help endear you to a fan base.
  • The influence of his father Hal Ramey, a prominent Bay Area broadcaster, helped him matriculate with the sportscasting industry.
  • How he can relate in some ways to Joe Buck.
  • What play-by-play broadcasters and offensive coordinators have in common.
  • Doors that were opened for him by his father.
  • Pursuing a career as a professional musician before going back to sportscasting.
  • How a career in music is similar to sportscasting and how they are different.
  • Comparing the rush of stepping out on the stage with starting a broadcast.
  • Why being a broadcaster is like being the bass player in a band.
  • The charm of the one of baseball’s hidden gems, the College World Series.
  • The honor of calling the final pitch of the final CWS game at Rosenblatt Stadium.
  • Why silence is critical for nailing big moments as a broadcaster.
  • His path to Nevada, including stops at UC Riverside and UCLA.
  • How persistently letting SID’s know that he was available to call fill in games led to Power 5 opportunities.
  • The process of landing his current position at the University of Nevada.
  • Why the most important ability is availability.
  • The lifestyle change, or lack their of, moving from Los Angeles to Reno.
  • How an STAA Member Makeover helped him adjust his job market strategy.
  • His broadcast horror stories.
  • What he listens for when he critiques his own work.
  • Broadcasting without a deep knowledge of the sport.
  • His biggest broadcasting influences.
  • How he handles social media.

And much more!

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