Through my two weeks on the job, mostly everything has been a learning process. My mentor and lead producer at Sports56, John Hardin has been teaching us how to correctly run two sport talk shows, Wolo and Bash and Sports Time with George Lapides.
So far, we have mostly just been watching John and learning how to operate the sound board. The soundboard controls everything that goes out on air. We also answer all the phone calls of listeners calling in to discuss different topics on the show. Anytime there is a phone interview on one of the shows it is our job to call the interviewee and make sure he is ready to go on air.
The biggest difficulty is imputing commercials. I have learned how to start the commercial breaks, but I do not know how to put each commercial into the computer system. Hardin told us he would teach us that step over the next couple of weeks.
The FedEx St. Jude Classic took place this week at Southwind and Sports56 broadcasted live from the tournament. I was allowed to go along with Dave Woloshin and David Basham, hosts of Wolo and Bash to help them out at the tournament. It was a great experience, especially since I have never been to the St. Jude Classic before.
So far I have really enjoyed my internship.