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BSM Podcast Episode 3: Chris Dimino – 680 The Fan

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Barrett Sports Media President Jason Barrett shares his thoughts on KNBR cancelling sports updates and whether or not they still have value for sports radio stations. Chris Dimino of 680 The Fan in Atlanta also drops by for a chat about the highs and lows of his radio career and his approach to a variety of subjects related to hosting a sports talk show.

TOPICS COVERED WITH CHRIS DIMINO

  • How Chris landed his break after being a caller to Scott Ferrell’s show
  • Why programmer Mike Thompson liked him but not breaking the bank
  • Helping to create 790 The Zone with Steak Shapiro & Andrew Saltzman
  • The reasons why Mayhem In The AM became a popular show in Atlanta
  • Hosting 7 hours a day, in two markets, and the challenge of doing it well
  • His advice for hosts who are entering a new market & trying to get over
  • How 790 The Zone lost its identity when Lincoln Financial took the reigns
  • Being in the middle of a firestorm after a bit about Steve Gleason went awry
  • What he learned from the situation, being fired & how it’s affected him today
  • How he’d recommend to respond if faced with a tough career changing moment
  • Choosing to return 680 The Fan when 92.9 The Game was also interested
  • Building a relationship with new teammates after going thru a career low point
  • The possibility of a second run with his former partners on Mayhem In The AM
  • Not doing interviews with conditions & how it came into play with OJ Simpson
  • Quick Hits – radio host traits, 2 Live Stews, no love for ATL sports radio, PD qualities

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Chris’ Twitter handle: @chrisdimino

 

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Media Noise: ESPN Shake Up Adds Local Flavor to New York Sports Radio

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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.

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Sports Talkers Podcast: Tim Brando, FOX Sports

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Tim Brando is a signature voice of college sports in America. In this episode, he talks to Stephen Strom about changing networks, his family, and why Spencer Tillman is so important to him.

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Producers Podcast: Anthony Pagnotta, WFNZ

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WFNZ listeners better know Anthony Pagnotta as Flounder. He explains how he got the name and why it is good to be the butt of the jokes sometimes.

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