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EP 142: John Liddle, KRLD Dallas-Fort Worth

posted by Logan Anderson May 26, 2022 0 comments
John Liddle, KRLD

This episode features John Liddle. He’s a news anchor at legendary station KRLD in Dallas. He also does games for numerous outlets in the DFW market. Topics of discussion include:

  • The pros and cons of giving up a DI job to take a news job at KRLD, a prestigious station in the DFW market.
  • How breaking up a promising on air partnership led to high profile sports broadcasting opportunities.
  • Doing a table shuffleboard broadcast when ESPN 2 rebranded to “The Ocho” for a day.
  • How calling table top shuffleboard reminds him of calling golf or bowling.
  • How occasionally not knowing terminology leads to creativity in description.
  • Covering NBA G-League games.
  • Doing PA work and how play-by-play skills crossover.
  • Keys to doing good PA work.
  • His experience singing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America at professional sporting events.
  • Getting a $100 handshake from a courtside high roller after singing the anthem at a Mavs game.
  • Bouncing back after having his voice crack singing in front of a Texas rangers home crowd.
  • The difficulty of going through a divorce as his career is taking off.
  • Deciding what sacrifices are worthwhile.
  • What he would tell himself in his mid twenties.
  • Transitioning from primarily a radio broadcaster to TV.
  • Video streaming as the new gateway into sportscasting as opposed to radio.
  • His repeated run-ins with former President George W. Bush.
  • What about sports broadcasting makes him happy.

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