136: How To Be A Sports Talk Radio Host with Zach McCrite
Want to know how to be a sports talk radio host or play-by-play announcer? Then you’ll dig my 6th interview on How To Make It In Sports Media as I talk with Zach McCrite, Sports Talk Radio Host of 107.7 The Franchise in Oklahoma and The Podcast About Sports Radio.
In the interview Zach McCrite and I talk about:
- Doing play-by-play for the 2007 McDonald’s All American game which included Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, James Harden, and Kevin Love.
- Tips for how to be a good interviewer when hosting a show. He shares a great story about getting Amani Toomer to open up.
- How he got his start in sports media and landed a gig as a sports talk radio host.
- How to make your personal sports media brand stand out by not being afraid to swing and miss.
- How he got big sports media personalities to appear on his podcast.
At the end we also have a lightning round where Zach answers a bevy of sports questions.
Follow Zach McCrite on Twitter @BigEZ.
Some pull quotes from the podcast that stood out to me were:
- “Ask questions constantly, be a sponge.”
- “Fail enormously. Don’t be bland.”
- “Get something out of athletes no one else does.”
You can check out the other interviews from my How To Make It In Sports Media interview series:
- 5. Liz Loza, Yahoo Fantasy Sports
- 4. Dan Clasgens, FoxSports 1360, ESPN 1530 & GetSportsInfo.com
- 3. Todd Heyden, Co-Founder of Sports Lock
- 2. Larry Brown, Founder of LarryBrownSports.com
- 1. Jim Weber, Founder of LostLettermen.com
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