I host a weekly, hour-long talk show for CommRadio. My co-host and I cover a variety of sports topics at the local and national level. This clip is an excerpt from my opening statement after LeBron James won his fourth NBA title (with added visuals for social media).
Part of the fun about working with CommRadio is that I get to call play-by-play for a number of Penn State sports. This includes getting to travel on the road for some football games, which is what I did for Penn State vs. Maryland in 2021. Here are some of my best calls
Little League World Series Play-by-Play
The Williamsport iHeartMedia radio station, known to local residents as NewsRadio 1400 WRAK, had been broadcasting every game of the Little League World Series for 73 years. They were gracious enough to let me shadow them during their calls of that year's games. After two days of observing, they put me on air to call a consolation game between Kentucky and Australia. It was my first time ever calling a game of any kind on the radio.
Connorsations is a full-length podcast that I posted weekly on SoundCloud. I created the podcast in my sophomore year of college during the coronavirus pandemic. The premise behind the show was to give people something to listen to while in quarantine, but to also learn more about some of the fascinating people I've come in contact with in my life. Here's my discussion with ESPN and CBS Sports basketball analyst Debbie Antonelli.
Penn State Player Spotlights
CommRadio has access to the audio from each Penn State football, basketball, and hockey press conference. Every week, one person will select a player worthy of a feature and use their press conference soundbites to produce an audio story. I've gotten to put together a handful of these spotlights during my time in CommRadio; here is one I produced on standout hockey player Nate Sucese.
Instagram Live is great because it allows me to interact with an audience in real time through the provided comment section. It's also a beneficial way for me to practice articulating thoughts on the fly while connecting with people in the process. Often times, I will record the audio from my live sessions and use them for future reference.