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Join Jonah Sigel as he breaks down the latest in the new surround Sports Media with knowledgeable insight and unique interviews with legends in the sports media world!

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Join Jonah Sigel as he breaks down the latest in the new surround Sports Media with knowledgeable insight and unique interviews with legends in the sports media world!

    Richard Griffin's Insights on MLB Transformation

    Richard Griffin's Insights on MLB Transformation

    What happens when a seasoned baseball journalist transitions from the inner workings of team PR to the front lines of sports media? In this episode of Press Row, we sit down with Richard Griffin to explore his riveting career, from his early days with the Montreal Expos to his influential role covering the Toronto Blue Jays. Richard shares his firsthand experiences navigating the challenges of both worlds, offering unique insights into the evolving landscape of baseball journalism. Tune in for a deep dive into the current buzz surrounding Shohei Ohtani and the unpredictable MLB winter meetings, with Richard's seasoned perspective guiding the way.

    • 58 min
    Kenny Mayne on His ESPN Journey, Sports Media Evolution, and Resilience

    Kenny Mayne on His ESPN Journey, Sports Media Evolution, and Resilience

    Join us for a special treat as the iconic Kenny Mayne, renowned ESPN broadcaster, graces our podcast with his candid stories and infectious humor. We traverse Kenny's remarkable path from a humble gopher at a Seattle station to becoming a beloved figure in sports media. Kenny charms us with anecdotes about early sports highlight shows, the skepticism he had about a 24-hour sports network, and the quirky story behind his ESPN job offer. His reflections on his Seattle upbringing and early career form a fascinating tapestry of persistence, determination, and the power of staying true to oneself.

    • 54 min
    From Seattle to Vegas: Jon Morosi's MLB Journey

    From Seattle to Vegas: Jon Morosi's MLB Journey

    Ever wondered how baseball could be more thrilling and accessible? Join us as we sit down with John Morosi from MLB Network, who shares his recent adventures and insights from the world of sports. We chat about MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s vision for expanding media accessibility and the tantalizing prospect of growing the league to 32 teams. You’ll also hear the latest updates on ballpark projects in Tampa Bay and Oakland and the success of international MLB events like the London series and the World Baseball Classic.

    • 53 min
    Behind the Mask: Kevin Weekes on Goalie Challenges, Broadcasting, and NHL Future

    Behind the Mask: Kevin Weekes on Goalie Challenges, Broadcasting, and NHL Future

    Former NHL goalie and current broadcaster Kevin Weekes joins us to share his remarkable journey from Toronto's rinks to the broadcast booth. Kevin opens up about his parents' immigration from Barbados and the immense sacrifices they made to help him pursue his hockey dreams. We discuss the unique challenges and scrutiny goalies face, and how standing out in a specialized position can be both a burden and a blessing. Kevin also gives us a peek into his new digital marketing venture, Speaks, which he co-founded with his wife.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Inside the Rink With Nick Kypreos: Dissecting NHL Coaching Influence and Management Power Plays in Hockey

    Inside the Rink With Nick Kypreos: Dissecting NHL Coaching Influence and Management Power Plays in Hockey

    Ever wondered how the fast-paced world of sports broadcasting manages to keep up with the non-stop action of the NHL? Well, buckle up as Sportsnet 590’s Nick Kypreos joins us to pull back the curtain and offer a play-by-play on the recent transitions in sports media. We've swapped Zoom for Google in our broadcasts, elevating our game to new heights of fidelity and tech prowess, and Nick dishes on how we've adapted our content strategy to engage a national audience, moving beyond a Maple Leafs-centric view to encompass the thrilling diversity of hockey stories coast to coast.

    • 1 hr
    Inside the Crease: Glenn Healy on the Evolution of Hockey, Player Rights, and Life After the NHL

    Inside the Crease: Glenn Healy on the Evolution of Hockey, Player Rights, and Life After the NHL

    Join us as we pull up a chair with the formidable Glenn Healy, former NHL netminder and steward of the NHL Alumni Association, for a riveting exchange on the shifts in sports media and the safeguarding of player rights. Our dialogue traverses the evolving relationship between players and the league, where Healy's unique vantage point as an athlete-turned-advocate unveils the intricate dance of collective bargaining, the impact of icons like Wayne Gretzky, and the steadfast commitment required to preserve the triumphs earned by those who skated before us.

    • 58 min

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