Is ESPN Looking For An S-Bag Replacement? (We Can Only Hope)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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Radio Talk Show Host

Employer:ESPN
Location:Bristol, CT
Job Status:Full Time
Salary :no information provided
Posted/Updated:3/27/2007
Job Category:Media/PR/Broadcasting



Personality Sports Talk Show Host to drive content targeted to ESPN Radio fans that is both informative and entertaining.

Job Responsibilities:

Hosting a nationwide sports talk show on ESPN Radio. Must be able to creatively develop topics, have good interviewing techniques and understand basic broadcast formatics. Applicants must be able to recognize, develop and comment openly on the major sports topic or topics of the day. It is the job of the sports talk host to keep the program moving and to create a sense of urgency and anticipation to everything they do on the air. Must be willing to work with affiliate radio stations and other content partners to provide promotional assistance in growing their talk show program. Must be willing to travel periodically for remote broadcasts for major sports events as well as events for the affiliates and clients of ESPN Radio. In addition to a regularly scheduled talk show, this person should be available for other assignments germane to ESPN Audio distribution across all ESPN Platforms.

Required Qualifications:

Must have extensive sports knowledge and a keen interest in current events. Must speak clearly and be able to articulate opinions and commentary in a easily digestible fashion. Must be open to coaching on broadcast techniques and subjective feedback on his/her on-air performance. Must have knowledge of basic FCC Rules and Regulations. Must have good understanding of sports radio and the importance of being a personality in order to generate ratings.

Desired Qualifications:

Previous Major Market Sports Radio experience preferred.
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Hmm let's go over those qualifications again in relation to S-Bag......
  • -Applicants must be able to recognize, develop and comment openly on the major sports topic or topics of the day. (Umm.....Me Tube)
  • -Keep the program moving and to create a sense of urgency and anticipation to everything they do on the air. (I think about 70 minutes of Dice K talk, and including the joke "Dice K is Nice K, just about killed that)
  • -Must have extensive sports knowledge and a keen interest in current events. (I guess it doesn't matter where you get it from.)
  • -Must be open to coaching on broadcast techniques and subjective feedback on his/her on-air performance. (Why do I have a feeling that this has never happened?)
Okay.....I told you I wasn't going to give him anymore press, but I couldn't help myself with that post. I PROMISE that's my last one (unless he shuts me down).

P.S.- I'm pretty sure formatics is not a word.

Yes, the date listed was before the "Incident", but as a great leader once said...."We Must Accept Finite Disappointment, But We Must Never Lose Infinite Hope"- Martin Luther King

P.P.S- Forgot to link the source....Yes, it is a real job posting found at Work In Sports. (Password Required) WIS actually found me my first job out of school so I owe them for sending me to Philly to work in Women's Soccer.....for free.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:47 PM

11 Comments:

Well, it's clear this is a different job description than they use to hire college football studio analysts, as I saw one requirement that is CLEARLY not in Lou Holtz's contract: "Must speak clearly and be able to articulate opinions and commentary in a easily digestible fashion."

Frank said...
Apr 10, 2007, 5:33:00 PM  

My guess is that this is for The Sports Bash. John Seibel just isn't interesting enough to host his own drive-time show. I'm not saying that Kuselias was good, but he is way better than Seibel.

CC spent his ENTIRE show today talking about Don Imus. Just terrible.

GMoney said...
Apr 10, 2007, 5:38:00 PM  

Hey, Imus was on the front page of espn.com this morning. Obviously, ESPN realizes that when a nationally syndicated radio host does something incredibly stupid, it deserves extensive coverage.

YL Adam said...
Apr 10, 2007, 7:34:00 PM  

How did Mike Golic get a job with those criteria?

Contemptster said...
Apr 10, 2007, 7:52:00 PM  

no the criteria are diffferent for former players the list was originally long but the tv stations (multiple) shortened them when certain players came.... obvious jokes soon to follow.

knowledge of the game
not being a cranky jerk (theisman eliminates)
speaking english (shannon sharpe)
not being useless deadweight(mike golic)
not being a self absorbed prick (jerome bettis)
any thing i missed

DrDoom said...
Apr 10, 2007, 8:50:00 PM  

someone better apply before imus snatches this up

Apr 10, 2007, 9:34:00 PM  

ive heard cowherd is desperate to get on TV and get out of bristol. i wouldnt be surprised if he's bailing ... or being politely pushed.

Anonymous said...
Apr 10, 2007, 10:51:00 PM  

As much as I'd love to think Colin Coward is being shown the door, it's more likely one of their other godawful hosts.

Wasn't SportsBash Kuselias' show until not too long ago?

Apr 11, 2007, 12:09:00 AM  

Yes it was, he left it to do Nascar Tonight on ESPN2.

GMoney said...
Apr 11, 2007, 9:38:00 AM  

In all honesty this has to be a search for Erik Kusileas' replacement, because the guy they have now on that show is F-ing horrible

Apr 11, 2007, 2:04:00 PM  

I LIKED Kusieas (sp?) At least he was borderline intelligent (wasn't he a lawyer?)

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2007, 1:53:00 AM  

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