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PASR52: Tom Waddle – ESPN 1000

Jason Barrett

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 “I think that the (Pro and College Sports) teams have tried to take more control over the access that the media has over the athletes.” – Tom Waddle

Tom Waddle was pretty sure what his next job would be when he retired from playing Wide Receiver in the NFL.

And, for him, the professional, arranged marriage with co-host Marc ‘Silvy’ Silverman on ESPN 1000 in Chicago proved to be just what the doctor ordered for a successful career after his playing days ended.

Hear Waddle’s thoughts on his own show, the sports radio industry and how to deal with a wife and four daughters in this edition of the PASR.

INSIDE THIS EPISODE

  • When he realized that working in media would become a second career
  • How his partnership with Marc ‘Silvy’ Silverman came about
  • The way he’d describe “Waddle and Silvy” to those who don’t know it
  • How the show and relationship has changed during the past 9 years
  • What he believes his PD would say the show’s strengths/weaknesses are
  • Describing his daily routine and how he prepares for the show
  • A look at the way a ‘Waddle and Silvy’ show meeting works
  • Whether he prefers discussing sports or non-sports subjects
  • What he believes his best attributes are as a talk show host
  • Why he never viewed the media negatively during his career
  • The sports radio hosts who impress him the most
  • Advice on being a father and handling four daughters
  • What he would’ve done if he hadn’t pursued sports media work

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