“It’s okay to be unhappy but what are you doing about it?” – Erik Kuselias
One of the best things about this podcast is finding out exactly how some people get into the sports radio business.
Erik Kuselias is no different.
Kuselias went from being a lawyer to being a sports talk host almost overnight. Nevermind at ESPN.
From family sayings that fuel him to finding different ways to both educate and entertain, Kuselias lays out his career plan on this edition of the Podcast About Sports Radio.
INSIDE THIS EPISODE:
- Starting as an attorney but realizing that it wasn’t a field he loved
- Teaming with his brother to do a one-hour per week local talk show
- How he landed on the radar of ESPN Radio and earned an opportunity to audition
- The one thing that helps him be his happiest in life
- Being influenced by Mike and the Mad Dog
- Lessons he learned at ESPN Radio that he still uses today
- Things that personalities do that drive him nuts
- When he knew he finally had made it as a broadcaster
- What a normal broadcast day looks like for him
- How he prepares, writes, and approaches his opening monologue
- The biggest differences between his time at ESPN and NBC
- What he believes his biggest strengths and weaknesses are
FROM THE GUEST
- Erik’s Twitter handle: @FantasyEK
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Jason Barrett is the owner and operator of Barrett Sports Media. Prior to launching BSM he served as a sports radio programmer, launching brands such as 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and 101 ESPN in St. Louis. He has also produced national shows for ESPN Radio including GameNight and the Dan Patrick Show. You can find him on Twitter @SportsRadioPD or reach him by email at JBarrett@sportsradiopd.com.
Producers Podcast – Billy Gil, The Dan Le Batard Show
Billy Gil relives the show’s exit from ESPN, talks about what he has learned about being part of the cast on a big show, and explains the value of being polite.
Brady Farkas is a sports radio professional with 5+ years of experience as a Program Director, On-Air Personality, Assistant Program Director and Producer in Burlington, VT and Albany, NY. He’s well versed in content creation, developing ideas to generate ratings and revenue, working in a team environment, and improving and growing digital content thru the use of social media, audio/video, and station websites. His primary goal is to host a daily sports talk program for a company/station that is dedicated to serving sports fans. You can find him on Twitter @WDEVRadioBrady and reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seller to Seller: Adam Shifrin, Westwood One
Jeff Caves is a sales columnist for BSM working in radio, digital, hyper-local magazine, and sports sponsorship sales in DFW. He is credited with helping launch, build, and develop SPORTS RADIO The Ticket in Boise, Idaho, into the market’s top sports radio station. During his 26 year stay at KTIK, Caves hosted drive time, programmed the station, and excelled as a top seller. You can reach him by email at email@example.com or find him on Twitter @jeffcaves.
Media Noise: ESPN Shake Up Adds Local Flavor to New York Sports Radio
Demetri is joined by Derek Futterman and Garrett Searight this week as Media Noise does a deep dive into ESPN Radio’s lineup change, taking both a national and New York-centric view.
Demetri Ravanos is the Assistant Content Director for Barrett Sports Media. He hosts the Chewing Clock and Media Noise podcasts. He occasionally fills in on stations across the Carolinas. Previous stops include WAVH and WZEW in Mobile, AL, WBPT in Birmingham, AL and WBBB, WPTK and WDNC in Raleigh, NC. You can find him on Twitter @DemetriRavanos and reach him by email at DemetriTheGreek@gmail.com.