Tue. Sep 18th, 2018

PASR19: Damon Amendolara



“There’s a conventional way to do things and I don’t want to do it that way.  I want to do things that are a bit different and do challenge convention.” – Damon Amendolara

Damon Amendolara’s climb up to national sports talk radio host is well-deserved, if for no other reason than he’s willing to be creative and take chances with things that might be unorthodox on the air.

In other words, a missed shot is better than no shot at all when it comes to Damon.  That and his obvious talent for the industry make it no surprise that he is a budding star in the sports radio world.

We talk about those creative juices, roadblocks to success, whose great in this medium and a lot more.

Check out more of the show notes below to get a feel for what you will hear in this edition of The PASR. I hope you enjoy and, as always, leave a comment to get out anything that this podcast had you thinking along the way.


  • We start early in the phone call, in what we thought was going to be the pre-interview. Damon talks about how he found the podcast and how the podcast got started. [2:52]
  • Damon talks about how he got interested in the sports radio industry. [4:59]
  • Damon describes the moment he thought sports radio could be a career. [8:23]
  • Damon talks about the continuous discomfort that comes with the sports radio business. [10:29]
  • Damon talks about how his style has evolved over the course of his career. [11:31]
  • Damon talks about the “good radio funnel” and what is at the bottom of that funnel. [14:26]
  • Damon talks about his biggest sports radio weakness. [17:29]
  • Damon on whose great at sports radio. [19:02]
  • Damon gives his sports radio host pet peeves. [21:06]
  • Damon talks about what he would be doing for a career if not sports radio. [23:36]
  • Damon talks about how different radio is now with the advent of the internet. [26:39]




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