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BSM Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 4 – Frank Frangie – 1010XL

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On the fourth episode of Season 3 of the BSM Podcast, 1010XL afternoon host and radio voice of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Frank Frangie stops by to discuss his career and the rapidly changing sports radio business. This conversation runs 28 minutes and includes a look at how Frank approaches his show, prepares for play by play assignments, guards against complacency, views the opportunity to work for a locally owned radio group, feels about challenges facing the sports media business, plus much more.

After challenging hosts and producers a few episodes ago to invest in their own development, Jason turns the tables in this week’s BSM 180 by pointing out how programmers and market managers can do a better job of responding to people and establishing relationships with future prospects and shares a personal example of how it can pay off.

AREAS COVERED WITH FRANK:

  • Biggest changes he’s seen in 30 years of broadcasting
  • The decline of newspapers and how he feels about it
  • The start of 1010XL and operating under local ownership
  • Guarding against complacency while featuring a consistent lineup
  • Why a large cast in afternoon drive is important to him
  • Making sure his on-air partners don’t disappear for long stretches
  • 1010XL’s commitment to developing women talk show hosts
  • What goes into a week of Play by Play prep for an NFL and CFB game
  • Balancing his roles as a talk show host and voice of a pro team
  • Jacksonville’s split between homegrown folks and transplants
  • How the local audience makeup affects the content strategy
  • Launching GridironNow and the challenge to make it profitable
  • Quick Hits: Jacksonville sports figures, Motivation, Concerns, Jags or Gators

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Frank’s Twitter handle: @Frank_Frangie

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BSM Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 8 – John Lund – KNBR San Francisco

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BSM President Jason Barrett connects with his former colleague John Lund on the eighth episode of Season 3 of the BSM Podcast. The conversation covers John’s career travels, what separates a good and bad PD, how hosts can help or hurt themselves entering a new market, why dominating the conversation doesn’t always help a show succeed, the most difficult moment of his career, and more.

AREAS COVERED WITH JOHN:

  • How he got his foot in the door in the sports radio business
  • What out of market hosts need to do to connect in a new city
  • Being willing to sacrifice your shot to make your partner look good
  • The qualities that separate a good and bad program director
  • What the biggest challenges are to programming a good brand
  • How do you adjust to working with a GM who operates differently
  • Balancing being critical and soft while hosting on a flagship station
  • What a talent should be doing to maximize their value thru sales
  • Quick Hits: Tom Tolbert, Best/Worst city, Producers, Divorce or fun features
  • The most difficult moment of his sports radio career and how he handled it

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John’s Twitter handle: @JohnLundRadio

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BSM Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 7 – Lance Zierlein – ESPN 97.5

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Episode seven of Season 3 of the BSM Podcast features a conversation with ESPN 97.5 morning host and NFL Network draft analyst Lance Zierlein. During the span of forty five minutes, Lance reflects on the twists and turns of his broadcasting career. He also offers insight into what goes into preparing for the NFL Draft, how he views media beefs between local hosts, why creating characters and delivering impressions is beneficial to a morning show, and much more.

TOPICS DISCUSSED WITH LANCE:

  • Listening to sports radio and eventually moving into it
  • How he landed a morning drive show with limited experience
  • Leaving 610 and moving to KGOW and how it happened
  • Why he left KGOW despite loving the atmosphere
  • Moving to SportsTalk 790 and why he made the jump
  • Considering an opportunity to host in the Bay Area
  • What the preparation process involves for a draft analyst
  • Introducing characters and impressions in morning drive
  • How he feels about public feuds between sports radio hosts
  • Sean Salisbury’s decision to not discuss anthem issues
  • Quick Hits: Why he does it, Smartest mind, Biggest concern, Favorite character

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Lance’s Twitter handle: @LanceZierlein

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BSM Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 6 – Anthony Stalter – 101 ESPN

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The sixth episode of Season 3 of the BSM Podcast features an in-studio discussion with 101 ESPN midday host Anthony Stalter. BSM President Jason Barrett talks to the St. Louis radio host about his broadcasting journey, the transition from behind the scenes to on the air, keeping a show consistent while a friend and teammate (Chris Duncan) battles thru health challenges, and more.

ISSUES DISCUSSED WITH ANTHONY:

  • When he started listening to sports radio
  • Getting his start in the business in Detroit
  • How he wound up moving working in St. Louis
  • What colleagues would say about his producing skills
  • How his producing background helped him as a host
  • Moving from producer to Chris Duncan’s on-air partner
  • What helped their relationship grow as on-air teammates
  • Going thru challenges as Duncan battles health issues
  • Adjusting to rotating co-hosts while Duncan is away
  • How he weaves in sports gambling content into his show
  • Why he thinks listeners have formed a connection with 101 ESPN
  • Quick Hits: Best/Worst traits, Hosts to study, Producer advice, 2nd best STL host

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Anthony’s Twitter handle: @AnthonyStalter

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