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EP 081: Len Clark, Sportscasting Entrepreneur & Scholar

posted by Logan Anderson January 3, 2019 0 comments
      EP 081 Len Clark Sportscasting Academic

This episode is with Len Clark, the former Indiana Sportscaster of the Year for the NCAA DI Evansville Aces. Since then he’s been a broadcasting and journalism instructor at Notre Dame, a podcaster for Irish Illustrated, an entrepreneur, and expert in emerging media technologies. We discuss a wide variety of topics including:

  • Randomly walking into a radio station and asking for a job as an 18 year old.
  • Receiving degrees from five schools and the value of education for a sportscasting career.
  • How his passion for teaching and academics led him to becoming the voice of the NCAA DI Evansville Purple Aces.
  • How the success of his student broadcasting program led to him giving up his position at Evansville.
  • Becoming one of the earliest proponents of streaming broadcasts in the mid 1990’s.
  • Taking jobs in Alaska and Nebraska.
  • We passive aggressively troll each other about our favorite college football teams. Nebraska and Notre Dame.
  • Getting involved with the Notre Dame media family.
  • How sports media in Europe compares to here in the United States.
  • The value of being an entrepreneur as a sportscaster.
  • The DISC System as a sales and business tool.
  • Using the DISC System as a networking tool.
  • His opinion of the future viability of sports audio.
  • The future of play-by-play and sports talk specifically.
  • The value of the NSMA.
  • Keeping up with rapidly changing technology.
  • Deciding which new tech products to latch onto and which ones to ignore.
  • Smart speakers and other broadcasting technology to know about for the future.
  • His broadcast horror stories.
  • His favorite broadcasters to listen to on a day off.

And much more!

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