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EP 124: Ted Emrich, Westwood One & ESPN

posted by Logan Anderson August 13, 2020 0 comments
Ted Emrich: ESPN & Westwood One

In this episode I chat with Ted Emrich, who does work for Westwood One, ESPN, Fox Sports SW, and many others. Topics of discussion include:

  • His broadcast schedule during the pandemic.
  • Doing golf on the radio on a monitor.
  • Getting hired as a spotter by Westwood One as a high schooler.
  • Proving himself as a spotter during a big moment.
  • Learning through osmosis by spotting for Westwood One broadcasters at a young age.
  • The influence of growing up with his father and Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee Roger Emrich.
  • How getting a fill in radio job for the Dallas Cowboys felt like a tribute to his father.
  • Filling in on short notice for Ted Davis of the Milwaukee Bucks when he was ill in Dallas.
  • Getting his break at Westwood One by covering the London Olympics.
  • Keys to nailing short form interviews and how the process works at the Olympics.
  • Interviewing Kobe Bryant while he was on Team USA.
  • Doing play-by-play of Usain Bolt’s last Olympic races.
  • How to frame huge moments.
  • Why he loves the band Rush.
  • Overcoming voice anxiety.
  • Experiencing the crazed passion of Texas high school football fans.
  • His philosophy of treating people kindly at all times.

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