Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 84- Sports Media Year in Review

Its the final edition of the year for the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I spend the entire show going over some of the sports media news that made headlines in 2011.

We talk rights fees as the NFL, NHL, Olympics, World Cup, and UFC put new deals in place over the last year.

We also talk about ESPN’s influence in college sports and growing competition from the likes of NBC.

We touch upon the media coverage of the scandals at Penn State and Syracuse as well as the hype around the new book on the history of ESPN.


Sports Media Weekly Podcast #31- Rich Waltz, Florida Marlins

Sports Media Weekly Welcome to the latest edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

On this week’s show Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I delve into the make-up of the prime time NFL schedule and what it means for the major media partners of the NFL.  We also touch upon whether the NFL is making a good move in shifting this year’s draft to prime time.

Also on the docket, the re-signing of Chris Berman with ESPN, The apparent victory for CBS in a potential bidding war for the rights to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and the impact on sports media of the late International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Our guest this week is Rich Waltz, television play-by-play voice for the Florida Marlins.  We discuss with Rich his career in the business, what  it’s like covering the Marlins when attendance at the ballpark is low, and his love of the Beatles…