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EP 089: Ghizal Hasan, Cal State Northridge and Cal Riverside

posted by Logan Anderson April 25, 2019 2 Comments

New podcast conversation with Ghizal Hasan, the voice of Cal State University Northridge Basketball and Cal Riverside Baseball. Topics of discussion include:

  • Being named #9 on the list of the Top 10 Broadcasters in Los Angeles.
  • How he feels about being named one of the top broadcasters in the market but not catching a break for one of the glamour jobs yet.
  • The gift he received as an 8 year old that led to his love of sportscasting.
  • Explaining the business to his highly educated immigrant family.
  • Making the decision to move from New Jersey to Los Angeles.
  • Transitioning from being a writer to a broadcaster.
  • Going to film school at UCLA.
  • Using writing and film school skills in a play-by-play roll.
  • How the Hollywood writers strike indirectly led to his first play-by-play job.
  • Getting a job because the first choice refused to take a drug test.
  • Why “who knows you” is more important than “who you know.”
  • Why building long term relationships is more valuable than transactional networking.
  • The advice from George Lucas that is applicable to a broadcaster.
  • Disadvantages and advantages of being a minority in sportscasting.
  • The advantages of being in a large diverse market.
  • Why Vermillion is his favorite city in South Dakota.
  • Getting booed walking to the bus in Hawaii.
  • His favorite broadcasters.

And much more!

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Geoffrey Gorham April 25, 2019 at 6:29 pm

One of the most professional human beings both behind the mic and in life. He’s a witty, charming, compassionate person who always surprises me with a new way of looking at things. With many people today lacking basic critical thinking, Ghizal can convey a broadcast that can make you see so many aspects of the games you might have missed, while painting a great story to follow. It is going to be upward and onward for him. Great podcast guys!

Logan Anderson April 25, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Thanks so much for the kind comment Geoffrey!


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