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Wednesday, April 27 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Breaking into Broadcasting Live in the Field: Tips for a Freelance Sports Announcer

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Audio broadcasting requires not only the right equipment, but hours of preparation prior to heading to the field for broadcast, where it's important to research information about the team, including their standing, trends heading into the game, information about the schools themselves and the coaches for talking points during the broadcast. Once at the field, it's important to talk with both of the coaches and ask specific questions about the team and players. Since I broadcast for a specific team, I try to include at least a student-athlete interview as part of a short pregame show, so it's important to know some things about the player before you walk into it. Lastly, keep in mind who your audience is and what type of broadcasting you're doing. Audio broadcasting will require more description about what's going on in the field, whereas television broadcasting allows more freedom to tell stories and introduce background information.

Hosted by: Professor Maryanne Shults

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Nathaniel Percy

Crime and Public Safety Reporter (also freelance sports announcer), Southern California News Group
Nathan Percy is a news reporter for the Orange County Register, covering multiple south county cities; but before switching beats in May, he covered community sports for the Register for two years. Prior to that, Nathan worked at a small bi-monthly community newspaper, The La Habra... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
TSU Alvarado