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It’s all in the name, or is it the number—or is it both?

We’ve discussed game prep quite frequently on this blog, but one area that is a key to the success of any play-by-play announcer, especially on radio, is that they know the names of the players. There’s nothing more frustrating when you’re listening to a game on radio, and the play-by-play announcer has trouble identifying who …

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Hockey Interviews – Stepping stones for broadcasters and players

First off I will take a minute to introduce myself – my name is Nate Lull and I am the play-by-play broadcaster for the NCAA Division-1 Men’s Hockey program at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. The Golden Griffins play in the Atlantic Hockey Conference with other schools such as RIT, Air Force, and Holy Cross …

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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 …

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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 …