This episode features my conversation with Adam Young, the TV Voice and Director of Broadcasting at New Mexico State. Topics of discussion include:
- His unique director of broadcasting position.
- His role, or lack their of, when New Mexico State qualifies for the NCAA Tournament.
- The relationship he has with their long time radio announcer.
- How his love of sports led to an early start in the industry.
- Notes from his preparation process.
- How he decides what nuggets of info make the broadcast.
- How often is it ok to repeat information and storylines.
- How to avoid “Antonio Gates-ing” a story line.
- The advantage of getting reps while still in high school.
- Being part of the last generation of broadcasters who had to send physical tapes and CD’s as demo material.
- Realizing the importance of a personal website early.
- How finishing runner up the first time he applied for his current job led to getting it on his second try.
- Why mindset is a huge factor when jumping back and forth between radio and TV.
- The importance of varying vocab on streaming broadcasts.
- The importance of word economy.
- Finding great references and mentors.
- What does success mean and what is next?
- Balancing things outside of sportscasting that bring happiness.
- Missing out on the enchilada festival, food in New Mexico, and the pros and cons of St. Louis style pizza.
- His broadcast horror stories.
- His favorite broadcasters from his hometown of St. Louis.
- The importance of a great support system.
- Making friends and building a social life after moving by yourself to a brand new place.
- Interviewing an assistant coach that later became his wife.
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