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professionals in sports media.

Steve Mark:

 When I was with ESPN and SportsChannel, Steve was my contact for all things Houston: Oilers, Astros, Texas A&M football, and, the Rockets.

 After a distinguished career in Houston television, Steve Mark joined the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer in 2007 and serves as the team’s Director of Public Relations and as their radio play-by-play man.


A sports anchor for a local station has to know so many things about so many sports. So when he joined the Dynamo in 2007, Steve boost his soccer IQ and readjust to working in radio full time.


Play by Play:

On this night, Steve was calling a game between the Dynamo and the New England Revolution. His broadcast partner for the game was Steve Jolley, a former MLS player.

 Not only was it the first time Steve and Steve worked together, they had met  only minutes before the game!

- You would have thought they had worked together for years.

Dead Air:

 Sometimes, announcers just talk too much. Are you listening, Monday Night Football?

I asked Steve if talking too much is a danger in radio.


Getting Attention:

Never before have there been so many options for the attention of the sports fan. Similarly , the Dynamo has to outwork other teams for media attention in a crowded Texas sports marketplace.


 Again, I try to remember to make

"What advice would you like to give my students?"  my last question.

You want to drink water when you talk a lot but when you announce soccer games, you can't get up until the game is over.

Here then, the most practical advice any of these interviews has ever yielded.

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