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EP 068: James Westling, Rocking M Radio

posted by Logan Anderson July 5, 2018 0 comments
      EP 068 James Westling Salina KS

In this episode I chat with James Westling, an up and coming broadcaster from Salina, KS. Topics of discussion include:

  • How creating his own fake magazine helped him fall in love with play-by-play.
  • Immediately changing his major after getting his first taste of sportscasting.
  • The challenges of starting his career in management.
  • Balancing his time between developing as a sportscaster and developing as a manager.
  • Why he’s passed up opportunities to stay in Salina.
  • Balancing long term opportunity vs short term security.
  • Keys to excellent time management.
  • Building a small college network.
  • Going back and forth between calling games as the voice of a team and a neutral network voice.
  • Getting his first fill in work for a NCAA DI team.
  • Keeping up with the speed of an NCAA DI game.
  • Building relationships to earn the fill in opportunity.
  • Tips to vary your vocabulary.
  • Finding out that his name was written wrong on his NAIA National Tournament credential.
  • Tips on broadcasting wrestling and volleyball on the radio.
  • Winning the Kansas Association of Broadcasters play-by-play award twice!
  • He shares his broadcast horror stories.
  • Be unique and authentic.
  • What he does to improve as a broadcaster.
  • How he finds people to provide feedback.
  • Who his favorite broadcasters to listen to are.
  • His broadcasting pet peeves.

And much more!

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