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BSMP2-1: Josh Innes – SportsTalk 790/Sports 1280

Season 2 begins with an explanation of why the podcast went on hiatus for two months. Jason then introduces a new feature called The 5 in 5 which covers 5 topics in 5 minutes. Stories discussed include Mike and the Mad Dog’s 30 for 30, Mike Francesa’s claim that Michael Kay’s ratings win was a fabrication, the slow death of written content, Clay Travis’ choice to reject FS1 and stay true to his principles, and ESPN’s decision to air the O.J. Simpson parole hearing.

The first guest for Season 2 is Josh Innes. He can be heard weekday mornings on SportsTalk 790 in Houston and middays on Sports 1280 in New Orleans. This conversation runs 56 minutes and tackles the trials and tribulations of Josh’s career and covers a number of different subjects related to the sports media industry.

TOPICS DISCUSSED WITH JOSH INNES

  • How growing up with a father in radio influenced his desire to pursue the business
  • When he started collecting a check and what his initial responsibilities were
  • Gaining national attention as a fill-in for Jim Rome and how it developed
  • Moving into afternoons at 610 with Rich Lord and the challenges it produced
  • The first 90-days in Philadelphia at WIP and having a target on his back
  • Dealing with Tony Bruno’s exit and the rumors that circulated from it
  • Why he believes he was a magnet for media attention in Philadelphia
  • What he learned from the situation when Andy Bloom was let go as PD
  • Becoming clickbait for Houston newspapers and handling negative press
  • Studying successful radio personalities and why he believes in doing it
  • Battling social justice warriors and how he sees sports radio evolving
  • The way social media can damage your show and your career
  • Quick Hits – Best host, PD advice, Dream market, Wisdom for young people

FROM THE GUEST

Josh’s Twitter handle: @JoshInnesShow

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