In "Next Up To The Mic," Max Kelton and Sam Brief shine a light on up-and-coming broadcasters who are surging to the top of the industry.
Featuring stories, aspirations and plenty of broadcasting shop-talk, "Next Up To The Mic is 𝐭𝐡𝐞 go-to podcast for young broadcasters.
Sam Neidermann ... on his journey, three pillars, love of the craft
The first episode of “Next Up To The Mic” features Sam Neidermann, one of the voices of Stony Brook University Athletics on Long Island, New York.
Sam's six-year broadcasting adventure calling some of the country's premier amateur sports has explored the Hoosier State, back roads of the US southeast, Cape Cod and now Long Island. He currently calls Stony Brook baseball, softball, and lacrosse on America East TV.
Neidermann is the former voice of Indiana University Softball and the Cape League's Cotuit Kettleers. In 2019, he described Cotuit's championship season and called the Cape League All-Star Game on NPR-affiliate, WCAI.
For two years, Sam called high school sports for the 47-year old radio tradition at Alexander Broadcasting in historic Selma, Alabama. At age 19, he worked with hall of fame play-by-player Eli Gold, anchoring studio intermission coverage for the Birmingham Bulls in their return to pro hockey in 2017-2018.
Sam first hit the air in December 2014 at Fishers High School on the Fishers Sports Network, a streaming network he helped launch with close friends and supportive faculty.
A yogi, avid Cracker Barrel fan (with visits to over 30 different locations - latest stop: Bensalem, Pa.), and proud Hoosier, Sam graduated with a B.A. in Media from Indiana University.
For more of Sam’s work, visit his website, samneidermann.com, and follow him on Twitter, @SamNeidermann.
"Next Up To The Mic" is hosted and produced by Max Kelton and Sam Brief.