Sports Media Weekly Podcast

Sports Media Weekly Podcast on Hiatus

I know Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I have been promoting our big 100th episode, but it will have to wait.

We are lining up a big guest for #100, but this person cannot join us for another two weeks.  I will be away on vacation beginning tomorrow, so, if all goes well, the podcast will resume the week of April 23rd.

On another note…I understand the iTunes feed for the show is not allowing for downloads.  I am working on the problem and hope to have it working ASAP.  In the meantime, you can check out all our past podcasts here.

Thanks four your support!

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Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 85- Best of 2011

Welcome to a very special end-of-the year edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I use this show to take a look back at some of the best interviews we conducted during 2011.

We re-play our talks with James Andrew Miller, Michelle Beadle, Curt Menefee, and Ian Eagle.

We hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane.  Ken and I will return next week for a fresh edition of the podcast as we begin 2012.

Happy New Year!

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 76- Tim Britton, Providence Journal

I am again riding solo on this week’s edition of the show as Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites had a prior commitment and could not join me.

In the news segment I briefly touch upon the flat ratings for Fox and the 2011 World Series, despite winning the battle over Sunday Night Football on NBC this Sunday.

I also look at how more regular season NBA games may be lost to the lockout and how NBC is getting set to move a portion of its sports operation to Stamford, Connecticut.

My guest this week is Tim Britton, Red Sox beat writer for the Providence Journal.  Tim takes us through his first season covering the Red Sox, his experiences on the road, and the drama that has surrounded the team since its epic 2011 collapse.

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 74- Dave Strader, NBC Sports/Versus

I am riding solo on this week’s edition of the podcast as Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites had a previous commitment and could not join me for the show.

There is no news segment this week, just our interview with Dave Strader, NHL play-by-play voice for NBC Sports and Versus.  Dave tells us what it’s like to just work for the network after many years of splitting his hockey duties with stints calling games for the Red Wings, Panthers, and Coyotes.

Dave and I also talk about the dynamics of having his game analyst at ice level instead of the booth, the opportunity for the NHL in light of the potential absence of an NBA season, and some of the teams he likes in this year’s NHL campaign.

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No 72- Steven Bennett, Sports-Casters.com

After our appearance at the Blogs with Balls 4 conference in New York, Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back with another Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

In this show Ken and I talk about an article in Adweek which indicates the NFL may not be interested in issuing another Thursday Night television package for the first half of next season.

We look at the upcoming MLB post season and the role TBS will be playing in the coverage.  We talk NHL Winter Classic as well as a look back at the Bill Belichick documentary on NFL Network and the Stave Bartman effort put forth by ESPN Films.

Our guest this week is Steven Bennett, co-host of the podcasts over at Sports-Casters.com.  Steve talks with us about how he’s been able to get some high profile guests in the first nine months of the show, how the Buffalo, NY area loves the Bills, and how the people of Western New York are not fond of Time Warner Cable.

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 71- Kyle Bunch, Blogs With Balls

After a week off Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

This week Ken and I look at ESPN’s extension to continue to telecast Monday Night Football through the year 2021 and the implications it may have for CBS, FOX, NBC, cable subscribers, and ESPN itself.

We also look at how the changing landscape of college sports conferences will have on television rights, specifically the Big East, which will soon lose Syracuse and Pitt to the ACC.

And we take a look at the new studio sports line-up over at Versus, as it continues to put up programming to compete with ESPN.

Our guest this week is Kyle Bunch, one of the organizers for this week’s Blogs with Balls conference in New York City.  Kyle talks about what the conference has evolved as it enters its fourth edition.  He also goes over the line-up at this year’s event and how the perception of blogs has changed in the last few years.

Ken and I will be at the conference and will have a complete wrap-up next week.

Sports Media Weekly Podcast Off This Week

It’s been one of those weeks for myself and Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites.  So as a result, we will be unable to produce a Sports Media Weekly Podcast this week.

We are confident that the show will be back next week, better than ever.   Well, maybe we’ll just be back.  We can’t guarantee the “better than ever” part.

Thanks for your support and understanding!