My conversation with Drew Carter, this years winner of the Jim Nantz Award for the nations best collegiate sportscaster. Last years winner and fellow Minnesota native, Katie Emmer, also makes a surprise appearance.
- The process of winning the Jim Nantz Award.
- Being the second straight broadcaster from Minnesota to win the award.
- Meeting last year’s winner Katie Emmer at a Vikings game.
- Going to Syracuse with the intention of being a writer.
- Picking a school far from home by picking Syracuse.
- Prioritizing on air reps vs schoolwork.
- Comparing weather between the Twin Cities and Syracuse.
- Getting his call from Jim Nantz.
- Going to the Super Bowl with WAER.
- Developing a quality reel as a student.
- Writing his acceptance speech to recite in front of industry heavyweights at the NSMA Awards Weekend in North Carolina.
- His philosophies of networking at events.
- His Jim Boeheim story.
- Future goals for his career.
- The effect of growing up in Minnesota where nothing good ever happens to sports teams.
- Balancing friendship and competition.
- How he uses social media to grow his brand.
- What he views as his weaknesses and areas to improve.
- Making a mistake dealing with a difficult minor league manager.
- Favorite broadcasters to listen to on a free night.
- Why he’s one of the only people in his group of friends to not stay at Ian Eagle’s house.
- His broadcast horror story.
- Being a part of the WAER Media Cup basketball team.
Katie Emmer, last year’s Nantz Award winner shows up and takes over the interview. They talk about:
- The doors opened by winning the award.
- The difficulty of covering field hockey.
- Stories about leaving their comfort zones.
- Reliving the moment Jim Nantz called them.
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