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EP 043: Dave Eanet, Northwestern University

posted by Logan Anderson July 20, 2017 0 comments
      EP 043: Dave Eanet, Northwestern University

For this episode I’m joined by the long time voice of the Northwestern Wildcats Dave Eanet. Topics that we touch on include:

  • How he ended up attending Northwestern as a student by accident.
  • How a minimum wage job in college helped him get a foot in the door in the Chicago market right out of school.
  • How news reporting helped him develop as a sportscaster.
  • How he got to the NCAA DI level making only three moves.
  • Why the key to being a good sportscaster is being a good writer.
  • The excitement of covering a traditionally mediocre team when they have a break through year.
  • Memories from the 1995 Rose Bowl season and making the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
  • How to avoid embarrassing late game calls.
  • What he loves about the Chicago market (including his favorite deep dish pizza).
  • How he got tricked into reading Vanilla Ice lyrics in front of a camera. Watch the video here.
  • Taking your job serious without taking yourself to seriously.
  • He tells Harry Carey and Mike Ditka stories.
  • Covering the Northwestern football team when they went to court and tried to form a union.
  • Using fax on demand services to prepare for games before the internet.
  • Competing with social media for listeners.
  • His broadcast horror stories from his career.
  • His favorite broadcasters to listen to on an off day.
  • Why he still listens back to every single game he calls.
  • Knowing when the time is right to retire.
  • Staying fit as a sportscaster.
  • And much more!

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