the one year that I’ve been off daily radio, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the future of radio and talking to smart people in the media universe to gauge their thoughts. My question has been pretty simple: what will radio look like in five years? And I keep coming back to this answer — radio won’t look like it does now, not even close. We’re rapidly moving towards an era when all media is on demand at the exact moment that the consumer wants to see it.
That’s how my kids already consume all of their media, they expect every television show and movie ever made to be watchable at the exact moment they want to see it. The idea of scheduled programming is absurd to them.
I talked to tons of people about what my radio future should be and everyone under the age of forty said to not even worry about being on a radio dial, just do a podcast and let people find it. For months I wrestled with the decision of whether to do national radio show or do a daily podcast. But then something crazy happened, technology leapt ahead this spring. The first time I went on Periscope I saw the future.
Which led to some thrilling new opportunities.
That’s why I’m excited to announce my “radio” future.
Starting soon we will debut Outkick the Show, a daily one hour show that will broadcast live on Outkick, Fox Sports, Periscope, Facebook, and YouTube — replete with all your live comments — as well as turning the show into a daily podcast that you can download to listen to at your convenience.
The plan right now is to broadcast live each weekday at 12 eastern, 11 central, 10 mountain and 9 pacific. The show will air from my house, which means that I probably won’t even wear pants. I will, however, be able to take calls, interview guests, and conduct all of the typical business of a radio show without traditional commercial breaks and with live video as well as your streaming comments which I will respond to in real time, in typical Periscope press conference fashion.
Oh, and there will be no FCC restrictions on this show.
In addition to a daily weekday show we will also be doing post-game shows outside of that regular time spot that are flexible in nature. Some will be scheduled in advance, others I’ll decide to do on the spur of the moment. Big game ends in a controversial manner? Bang, we’re live with Outkick the Show. Coach retires or is fired, player arrested, it’s live show time. And it won’t just be sporting events either: presidential debates, VMAs, the Oscars, you name it, we’ll have a live show for you just after the broadcast ends for most big television events.
To read the rest of the article read Clay’s column where this was originally published
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.
Scott Hastings Details How Inside The NBA Video Came Together
“They got three people, two camera guys, a sound guy, and a producer. And she’s got the whole thing storyboarded out. I added some of my own flairs to it.”
Inside The NBA analyst Charles Barkley and Denver Nuggets analyst Scott Hastings have an interesting relationship. During a game in 1990, Hastings took a swing at Barkley during a mele between the Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers. Earlier this year, Hastings admitted he “sucker punched” Barkley during the altercation, with the two jokingly setting a date of May 19, 2023 for a boxing match.
During a recent Nuggets visit to Atlanta, Hastings stopped by the Inside The NBA studios to film a segment to provoke Barkley.
During Polumbus, Hastings, and Dover on Altitude Sports Radio Wednesday, Hastings detailed how the segment came to be.
“I said ‘We should do something and show up at the studios’ because of the Charles and I thing,” Hastings said. “We get there and one guy lets us in and waits for us at the loading dock. They got three people, two camera guys, a sound guy, and a producer. And she’s got the whole thing storyboarded out. I added some of my own flairs to it. There’s probably another 10 minutes of footage — maybe five to seven minutes. We got to the hotel at about 5:15 PM and asked if we could be there by 6:00 PM.”
Hastings said the Inside The NBA studios are located directly beside where the Nuggets were slated to practice, so he could both attend practice and go to the studio, which he called “cool”.
“You could play a two-on-two game. It’s that big. It’s probably not ‘NBA three’ wide, but we’ve all played on narrower courts. Honest to gosh, you’d have enough room — if you put a hoop at the big screen where they run to — you could play a game. It’s like an old catholic school court with the carpet up to the side.”
Evan Roberts: MLB Network Dropped The Ball During Aaron Judge News
“B.S. network. Not a real network. Tell your friends. They are not a real network if they can’t get breaking news when the biggest free agent signs a contract.”
After a whirlwind 24 hours, Aaron Judge signed a contract to remain with the New York Yankees earlier this week. The news happened early in the morning, and WFAN afternoon co-host Evan Roberts said that was no excuse for how poor the coverage was from MLB Network.
“They didn’t go live with it,” co-host Craig Carton said. “He reported it on social media, and they didn’t put him on TV for more than an hour after he had broken the story.”
When told that MLB Network simply put a scroll along the bottom of the screen alerting viewers to the news, Roberts was flabbergasted.
“Are you kidding me?,” Roberts asked. “It’s bad enough that SNY bad-mouthed Jacob DeGrom at the end and then decided to play a…tribute video right before our show. I don’t like the badmouthing of Jake, but at least they gave you live coverage. SNY gave you something. You’re telling me MLB Network didn’t give you any coverage?”
When Chris McMonigle mentioned the news dropped at 5:15 AM PT, Roberts didn’t care.
“Wake someone up,” he countered. “You’re not a real network. If you are — and you can tell your friends at MLB Network — if you wanna be a real network — and see now I gotta throw bouquets at SNY. As much as I didn’t like their coverage, they gave you breaking news coverage. Great job, SNY.”
When told that the DeGrom news happened at 7:00 PM ET, Roberts shouted “it doesn’t matter!”, saying MLB Network should have been on top of the Judge news.
“What were they playing? Major League? A League of Their Own? B.S. network. Not a real network. Tell your friends,” continued Roberts. “They are not a real network if they can’t get breaking news when the biggest free agent signs a contract.”
Carton said the network put a scroll on the screen with the news of Judge’s signing, which Roberts concluded was not enough.
“Tell MLB Network to call our friends at SNY and they’ll give ’em a lesson on how you just break into whatever coverage you have, and you give live coverage. Even if the coverage is bad, at least they’re giving it to you.”
Tony Rizzo Tired of Everyone Thinking ‘The Really Big Show’ Is ‘The Aaron Goldhammer Show’
“Well, Chuck, you and Aaron Goldhammer are gonna have a good old time. I am done.”
The Really Big Show on ESPN Cleveland is a staple in the market, with the pairing of Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer winning the top spot in BSM’s Top 20 in 2021 as the best mid-market sports radio midday show. Rizzo, however, was not happy with a recent comment from Charles Barkley about the show.
During Inside The NBA earlier this week, Barkley said “My boy Aaron Goldhammer had me on his show on ESPN Cleveland”, and that did not sit well with the veteran host.
“I’m done at the end of this year on the Really Big Show. All over,” Rizzo joked. “I worked my whole life at doing this and everyone thinks it’s The Aaron Goldhammer Show. I’m done, I’m really done. I’m serious, I am done. Good luck with your new show. I hope you can sell jewelry and windows, I hope you can do it. I’ll be rooting for you.”
“Thanks. Sounds like you’ll be rooting for me,” Goldhammer replied sarcastically.
“I have other things that I’ll be doing, but I am done,” continued Rizzo. “I ain’t worked 35 years for this guy to hijack every interview I’ve done. Sick of it.”
“My first show I’m gonna come on and say ‘You know, I was talking to my boy, Tony Rizzo, he used to guest host the show.”
“Well, Chuck, you and Aaron Goldhammer are gonna have a good old time. I am done,” Rizzo concluded.