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EP 105: Josh Appel, Sports USA Network

posted by Logan Anderson December 5, 2019 0 comments
Josh Appel, Sports USA

My Conversation with Josh Appel who covers the NFL for the Sports USA Network. Topics of discussion include:

  • Knowing he wanted to go into sportscasting as a 6th grader.
  • Learning the nuts and bolts of play-by-play as a high schooler.
  • Choosing South Florida as his college of choice.
  • Overcoming shyness to become a great relationship builder.
  • Interning for the Dan Le Batard Show.
  • Winning the Jim Nantz Award for best collegiate sportscaster.
  • How theĀ  Jim Nantz Award helped him launch his career.
  • Nonchalantly answering his call from Jim Nantz.
  • Being a Jim Nantz Award judge.
  • Landing an NCAA DI football and basketball job right out of college.
  • Getting his break doing network radio for Sports USA only two years out of college.
  • Landing an agent.
  • Making the transition back and forth from radio to TV.
  • Covering tennis for the first time.
  • Deciding which occasions to leave his comfort zone.
  • Feeling resentment from older broadcasters.
  • Stories from his time as a minor league baseball broadcaster for the Clearwater Threshers.
  • Four different broadcast horror stories!

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