Originally Posted by Doggcow
I'm getting into the school of communication now and looking to begin my broadcasting career. I'm interested in sports broadcasting, such as sportscasts, commentary, daily sports news, and pretty much anything sports.
Anyone already in this career have any tips and info they could share with me?
Don't expect to be rich and famous any time soon. I did play by play for football and basketball at my college for 4 years and was also the sports anchor of our weekly broadcast. I also worked for the local AM radio station doing high school football games.
I was offered a job working in Butte, Montana but turned it down because I couldn't see myself working in Butte. Since then I have taught broadcasting and the one tip I can give you if you want to be talent is you have to bust your ass every single day. There are thousands of people trying to get the same position you are going for and the only way you set yourself apart is by working hard and putting more effort than those around you (working for less pay doesn't hurt also).
Get an internship right away so you make connections and also understand the business. Your broadcasts in college will not be the same as in the real world of broadcasting. The more people you know in the business will help you get your foot in the door. After that the rest will be up to you.