Ed Walker passed away this weekend after listening to the final episode of his program, “The Big Broadcast,” on WAMU with his family. The Radio Hall of Fame member founded the station at American University in 1950 and was the host of “The Big Broadcast” for the last 25 years. Walker had planned to retire so he could focus on his cancer treatments.
Flip Saunders, longtime NBA coach and executive, passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. Saunders coached in the NBA for 17 years and in college for 11 years. Many around the basketball world have shared their condolences with his family and have praised his work with the league. Flip will be remembered for the way he turned around the Minnesota Timberwolves and for his impact on the league as a whole.
A good newscaster has to know how to deal with technical difficulties and Robby Donoho, a sportscaster at WCBI in Tupelo, Mississippi, did just that. The station was having problems with their graphics, so Donoho used what he had with him to fix the situation. He grabbed a marker and a sheet of paper and wrote the scores in place of the missing graphics.See Donoho’s improvisation here: http://www.
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ESPN is letting go to approximately 300 people in the upcoming weeks. The network has had large cuts like this in the past but maintains that the interest in sports around the world is unchanged. They say that the way ESPN works is changing, making it harder to know who is necessary. These cuts are in addition to several big name journalists that have left ESPN recently like Bill Simmons who moved onto HBO.Read more about the ESPN job cuts here: http://www.nytimes.com/
2015/10/22/business/media/ espn-to-lay-off-300-workers- reacting-to-shifts-in-sports- viewing.html?_r=0
In just over a week, Craig Sager, the longtime sideline reporter of the NBA, will be back for the first night of the new season. Craig has missed time over the last few seasons to treat his cancer and has seen support flow in from around the world. Craig will be on the sideline for the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors game on October 27. Craig is working hard to get back to work and is looking forward to being back on the sideline where he belongs.
Read more about the great Craig Sager and his return here: http://national.suntimes.com/national-sports/7/72/1957223/craig-sager-return-tnt-nba-opening-night
Carlisle Roddey, who has done the play-by-play for the Chester Cyclones for 44 years, is finally back after recovering from Sepsis. He had only missed 1 game in the 44 years prior but had to miss a full two months while getting back to full health. Carlisle, to his disliking, took it slow coming back, but is now ready to continue his favorite thing to do for the Cyclones.
Read more on Carlisle Roddey and his story here:
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