Episode 61: Cassidy Hubbarth, ESPN

June 15, 2018

It was great to chat with ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth. We talked NBA free agency, LeBron, NBA Draft/free agency, NBA Summer League, behind the scenes production vs. being on-air, SportsCenter for SnapChat. how important social media (Twitter in particular) has been to Cassidy’s career, and how to get more people watching the WNBA. Cassidy on Twitter: @CassidyHubbarth     https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Cassidy-Hubbarth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google…

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Episode 60: Scooter Vertino, SVP, Programming & Production at Turner Sports

June 6, 2018

  It was great to have Scooter back on the podcast. We covered a range of NBA production-related topics (relationships with talent, dealing with real-time Internet feedback, are they doing anything special for the small and more), TNT’s great playoff ratings, NBA finals fatigue/dream matchups, what to look for in the NBA summer league and more.   https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scooter-Vertino-060518.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google…

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Episode 59: Peter Schrager, “Good Morning Football”

May 30, 2018

It’s always a blast to catch up with Fox Sports’ and NFL Networks’ Peter Schrager.  Topics discussed include: GMFB’s new digs in Time Square, GMFB ratings, and GMFB getting some love. We also chatted NBA vs. NFL, Bryan Colangelo’s Twitter burner accounts and some of Peter’s TV viewing habits. Schrags also gave his three biggest NFL storylines to keep an eye on before the season starts. Peter Schrager on Twitter…

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Episode 58: Joe Ovies, 99.9 FM The Fan in Raleigh, NC (Will driverless cars disrupt the radio business?)

May 24, 2018

  This podcast was inspired by a Richard Deitsch mailbag column on The Athletic (https://theathletic.com/365498/2018/05/23/media-mailbag-why-al-michaels-will-stick-around-the-future-of-espns-michael-smith-world-cup-in-4k-and-more/) that included a great question from Gil Gross in NY on whether young people thinking of getting into radio should be worried about driverless cars. Technology disrupting businesses is always interesting so it was great to talk to Joe Ovies who makes his living doing radio on 99.9 FM The Fan in Raleigh, NC on the…

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Episode 57: Ryan Glasspiegel & Patrick Crakes

May 9, 2018

  Ryan & Patrick together again for a podcast mostly focused on employee salaries being made public inspired by this Andrew Marchand piece in the New York Post. ( https://nypost.com/2018/05/08/why-is-espn-paying-katie-nolan-seven-figures/ ). We also talked the ESPN+ acquisition of some UFC rights and password sharing. After we taped Ryan posted Four Thoughts on Katie Nolan Making More Than a Million Dollars a Year from ESPN ( https://thebiglead.com/2018/05/09/four-thoughts-on-katie-nolan-making-more-than-a-million-a-year-from-espn/ )   https://media.blubrry.com/stvr/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/sportstvratings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/PCRG050918.mp3Podcast: Play in…

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Episode 56: Richard Deitsch

May 3, 2018

Was great to catch up with Richard on a variety of sports media related topics and on moving to Canada and joining The Athletic. This was a “Never Can Say Goodbye” podcast where we kept talking (and taping) several times after saying goodbye. I could’ve edited to make myself look like a more skilled host but I left it in for the more organic Wayne’s World vibe. Topics discussed include:…

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Episode 55: Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

April 24, 2018

  It was great to talk to Derek Thompson who’s a senior editor for The Atlantic and the best-selling author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction for a short podcast. We discussed his recent piece in The Atlantic: Disneyflix Is Coming. And Netflix Should Be Scared (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/05/disneyflix-netflix/556895/ ). Netflix should be scared but Disneyflix has some of its own fascinating challenges that we discussed. Basically, how to…

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Episode 54: Ryan Glasspiegel & Patrick Crakes on the NFL Schedule

April 21, 2018

Ryan Glasspiegel from The Big Lead and first-time guest Patrick Crakes who is a media consultant and former executive at Fox Sports joined the podcast and on the heels of the NFL schedule release it was a lot of fun talking to them. Topics discussed: – NFL Draft & impact of being on the Fox Broadcast network – A look at the 2018 NFL Schedule: are the Monday Night, Thursday…

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