Davidson Park Sports Report

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By: Stuart Lotz ’15
Men’s Golf

Stu Lotz

Stu Lotz

This past summer my friend and classmate Will Bartlett and I decided we should host a sports talk show on the campus radio, 91.5 WLUR.  We’re both huge sports fans and avid tweeters/bloggers so we figured this would be a good way to convey our general sports knowledge.  Will, a mass communications major, is a Tennessee fan from New Jersey (insert joke here) but has a great knowledge of the NBA, NFL, and pretty much every sports league out there.  I’m from Pittsburgh and consider myself a diehard Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt Panthers fan, but also have a great interest in the NHL, NFL, and college sports.

This fall we had a half-hour time slot on Wednesday nights to start out.  We figured out pretty quickly that 30 minutes was not enough time for us to cover what we wanted to do.  As the semester progressed, we experimented with the show.  We tried different time slots, allowed call-ins, and talked various sports.  We tried to find our niche and what topics we’re best at discussing.

Hosting a sports talk show had been a great experience thus far.  I believe it has improved my communication skills and made me a more comfortable and confident public speaker.  It has also taught me a lot about the business of radio and journalism.  Preparing for the show is a crucial aspect that I did not think was necessary in the first few shows.  I have learned that preparation is everything and to never go into something completely unprepared.  I am glad that we decided to host a sports talk show and look forward to evolving our show as time progresses.

Tune in Monday nights at 8 pm to the Davidson Park Sports Report.  You can listen in online at the following link http://www.wlu.edu/x50441.xml.

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