Learn to Be a Sportsradio Talk Show Host – From a Pro Sportscaster
Let the Nation’s Only All Sportscasting School Teach You the Secrets of Sports Talk Show Hosting … in a Working Radio Station Right in Your Area
Quick summary of what’s on this page:
- Qualities you need to be a sports talk show host
- What separates good and bad sports talk show hosts
- Twelve secrets of sports talk show hosting
- How SMG trains you to be a sports talker
- How to get a free career consultation with no obligation
Do you like to talk sports? Can you do it for three to four hours on end? And more important, when you do, do your friends like to listen to you?
Do you have strong opinions on sports? And more important, can you back up your opinions with facts?
Do you have the nerve to talk sports to thousands of people at once? And more important, can you handle the heat when some talk back because they don’t like what you say?
If you can answer yes to all these questions, you may have the makings of a successful radio sports talk show host.
Sports talk is a big thing in radio these days. Stations that used to broadcast music or news are turning to sports. Some do nothing but sports 24 hours a day. And hosts like ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, CBS Sports’ Jim Rome, or FOX Sports’ Dan Patrick are some of the top names in radio.
How to Get into Sports Talk Hosting
Think you’d like to join the ranks of successful sports talk hosts? We wish we could say it’s easy, but it’s not. Even though there are more and more sports talk openings, especially in local radio, there are a ton of applicants vying for them. But there are things you can do to put yourself on an inside track to landing a spot.
The most important is to understand that sports radio is as much about radio as it is sports. There are specific skills you must master before any program director will let you near a mic.
We’re Sportscasters Mentoring Group (SMG), the one and only all sportscasting training program in the nation. And we can teach you all you need to know, quickly, affordably, and right in your local area.
We do it through the mentor-apprentice training model. It’s a classic way to teach new skills that pairs an experienced professional with a newcomer, right in the actual workplace. And we’ll explain the process below. But first, what are you going to learn?