When it comes to the ways members of the sports media got to where they are today, I can’t get enough. That’s why my interview with this week’s guest was be broken into two parts.
Before we deal with that, I’ve been teasing a major announcement for the past month or so, and it’s finally time to disclose that information. The Bridge will now be exclusively featured on Sports Radio America, a 24/7 online sports radio station that also features several other media elements, every Wednesday night from 7 to 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to broadcast my show on such a large platform and have some new segments in the works to feature on the show. The time limit will remain just about the same, as will the contact number and information for the show. The show will also continue to remain pre-recorded, though that is something that can change in the future.
The inaugural episode of The Bridge on Sports Radio America on Sept. 7 will be a ‘Best Of’ show of sorts, featuring some of the best interviews and conversations from previous shows to introduce new listeners to the show and recap how far we’ve come. Following that, things will be back to normal, and more information regarding the show will be available in next week’s episode.
For now, this week’s show debuts Part 2 of my interview with ESPN Radio’s Jorge Sedano. Part 1 focused on the early part of his career (which you can listen to at at www.lundinbridge.com/sedano), while Part 2 begins with what eventually led him to ESPN Radio, which included turning down two job offers before finding common ground. Other highlights include the most awkward interview of his radio career and if he plans to watch a Wade-less Miami Heat.
In Part 2, we get into ESPN Radio life, including
How the move from Miami 790 The Ticket to ESPN Radio happened, starting with an initial opportunity to work with ESPN U that fell through before networking while testing to be a Sportscenter anchor (10:50), turning down ESPN twice before making the move (15:54), the importance of being happy in making a life-changing decision (18:41), the biggest changes from a local show to a national one (22:42), what relationships with some co-hosts have been like (23:47), how Comedy Central (or sometimes CNN and secret pleasure shows) serves as an escape from the sports world later at night (26:11), doing interviews during the show (30:37), the full story of his most awkward interview of all-time with the one and only Dennis Rodman (31:37), where his speaking voice comes from (36:02), the biggest misconception about Dan Le Batard and what they talk about when they hang out (37:16), an example of another exaggerated Stugotz story regarding Monday Night Football (40:12), (but Stugotz not exaggerating the story that doing the Mike and the Mad Dog 30 for 30 was his idea (42:00)), how he wants to be viewed in the ESPN fraternity/sorority (42:29), paying the kindness afforded to him forward (45:19) and if he’ll still watch the Miami Heat now that Dwyane Wade is gone (50:05).
You can follow Jorge on Twitter here. The interview begins a little after the 10:30 mark.
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