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EP 070: Paul Loeffler, Fresno State

posted by Logan Anderson August 2, 2018 1 Comment
      EP 070 Paul Loeffler Fresno State

This weeks episode features Paul Loeffler, the voice of Fresno State and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Topics of discussion include:

  • What you can accomplish as a sportscaster at conference media days.
  • Why complaining about a broadcaster to his father at 12 years old led to him becoming a broadcaster.
  • The time he was confused for a girl when doing Pop Warner Football public address.
  • Why he only applied to one school, Syracuse University.
  • Having lunch with Marty Glickman as a college student.
  • Getting the job as the broadcaster of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • His experience participating in the Scripps Spelling Bee as a child.
  • Preparing for the Scripps Spelling Bee.
  • Describing the situation when a young kid is eliminated.
  • How turning down a job after graduation in Syracuse was a blessing in disguise.
  • The influence and importance of his relationship with his father.
  • Growing up in a house without a TV.
  • Picking up his first NCAA DI gig as the baseball broadcaster for Fresno State.
  • Calling one of the biggest upsets in college sports history when Fresno State won the College World Series with a 31 loss team.
  • How and why he started his show “Hometown Heroes” where he interviews a different World War II veterans each week.
  • Getting veterans to open up and tell their stories.
  • He shares a few¬† inspirational stories from WWII veterans.
  • Using war terminology in broadcasts.
  • Why he donated a kidney to a friend.
  • Balancing family life while broadcasting during three different sports seasons.
  • The importance of his faith in both his career and life in general.
  • He shares his favorite broadcast horror stories.
  • What he does to continue to improve as a broadcaster.
  • His preparation process.
  • Building chemistry with an analyst.
  • His favorite broadcasters to listen to on an off day.
  • And much more!

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