In radio for the most part, management advances to the top through sales not programming. Dan was a programmer who reached the pinnacle. He had a couple stints with CBS, retiring as President and CEO after his second tenure from 2007 through 2017. You would have to search deep to find folks inside or outside… Continue reading Ex CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason Talks Francesa; Legalized Gambling’s Effect On Broadcast Sports
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Richard Sandomir Delves into his: ‘The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper and the Making of a Classic’
Dick Schaap, Jimmy Breslin and others inspired Sandomir’s early work.
Sam Rosen: 21 Years Covering the NFL on Fox and 34 Seasons as Voice of the NY Rangers
Sam Rosen is one of the good guys in the business.
Billy Packer: Can’t Work Today Due to Political Correctness; Dean Smith Best Overall Coach
Packer demanded he be removed from Wake Forest Hall of Fame.
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Part III of the interview series with Billy Packer.
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Continuing along with the legendary Billy Packer who holds the record for network coverage of a team championship event.
Mike Patrick: Will Miss ESPN Crew; Opposes Putting Play-by-Play Team in Studio
Mike Patrick, whose name was almost interchangeable with ESPN for some 36 years, has left the network. Mike’s first ESPN assignment was in 1982.
Really! Brooklyn’s Andy Furman, A Cincinnati Radio Legend
Not all roads lead to where you think you’re headed.
Steve Levy, A Ubiquitous Iron Man: He’s Here, There, and Everywhere
Levy worked at WFAN in New York in the late 80s, before going on to establish himself at New York’s Channel 2, MSG Network, and ESPN.