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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