Month: December 2012


How being a ‘hater’ can make you a better broadcaster

Are you your own worst critic? If not, what are you waiting for? As play-by-play announcers, we’re constantly trying to improve. The competitive landscape for jobs forces those of us who are looking to climb the ladder to find ways to deliver a more entertaining broadcast and improve in our craft. Of course as we …


Getting ready for your call – “How” you prepare is important

It’s taken me many years to develop a routine for preparing for my hockey broadcasts, and even after 9+ seasons, I am still adjusting my approach to getting ready for game day. But one thing that I have noticed is that everyone prepares differently, and what might work for one person doesn’t necessarily work for …


Tell me a story, not just what happened – the importance of a storyline

One of the things I didn’t learn about in terms of calling games until a little bit later in my career is about storyline, and how important it is during a play-by-play to include it somewhere as part of your call. We studied under Marty Glickman at Fordham, and a main focus of his education …