Starting Your Career in Broadcasting: Working on and Off the Air in Radio and Television

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Allworth Press, 2007 - Business & Economics - 221 pages
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Starting Your Career in Broadcasting is the complete guide to breaking into this competitive field--and staying there. It’s packed with advice from top personalities including Bob Costas, Chris Berman, Larry King, Jim Lampley, Bob Kingsley, Rene Syler, Troy Aikman, plus station managers and other broadcasting pros, all sharing stories of how they got their start in broadcasting. Often hilarious, sometimes moving, always insightful, these anecdotes offer first-hand guidance on making the right career choices. Chapters explore specific on-air and behind-the-scenes jobs; broadcasting schools and what they teach; what news and program directors seek in job applicants; tips for being effective on the air; how an aspiring broadcaster can buy airtime; weathering the ups and downs of a competitive industry; and much more.

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User Review  - MountHolyoke - LibraryThing

This book is very entertaining to read and maps out the path of getting into this exciting field! Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Chris Schneider is an award-winning sportscaster heard by millions each week as a talk-show host for CBS Radio in Dallas. For more than twenty-five years, he has worked on-air in major markets, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and London for USA Radio Network, ESPN, BBC, and others. He lives in Hurst, Texas.

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