Category Archives: Sports

Podcast episode #18: Baseball Hall of Fame discussion with Jason Takefman

As mentioned in the episode, I very rarely discuss sports with others because they simply don’t want to hear anything other than their own opinions. So, it was a good chance to talk about them with Jason Takefman. It is, after all, my own platform to voice my opinions.

Challenging times, but I did it…

The year 2020 has been challenging for everybody, of course, and I’m not going to downplay that.

For me as a writer, it has been tough because I am one who relies on being out of the home in order to have the creativity to write — and motivation to do my research and keep writing.

Being stuck indoors hasn’t helped. I had a Barry Bonds manuscript that was due on December 1, 2020. I couldn’t finish and asked for an extention. I was given until December 24th. Finally, with the week of December 21st being a reduced work schedule thanks to the Christmas holidays, I was able to compelte the manuscript at last today, Wednesday, December 23rd. The manuscript and photo information have been sent to the publisher. What a relief!

The K.P. Wee Podcast with Barry Turbow

Barry Turbow, National Sales Manager for the L.A. Lakers and Dodgers Television Networks, joins this episode to share what media sales is all about. 

Barry, who began his career at Petry Television and whose resume includes two-plus decades’ worth of experience in the local, regional, and national advertising markets along with stints at ABC and FOX in regional sports marketing capacities, also discusses his career path to get to where he is today. 

Connect with Barry on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/barryturbow / Follow Barry on Twitter: @BarryTurbow  https://twitter.com/BarryTurbow

For more information about Debbie Antonelli and her son Frankie’s fundraiser for Special Olympics referenced at the end of the episode, please visit 24hoursnbn.com. Please help Debbie and Frankie (who is a multi-sport, multi gold-winning, Special Olympic athlete) in their efforts—your support can be a game-changer for these athletes! 

If you enjoyed the podcast intro music, please follow Roger Chong on Twitter/Instagram: @chongroger

Podcast Episode 5: Broadcaster Chris King

In Episode 5 of The K.P. Wee Podcast, Minor League Baseball broadcaster Chris King stops by to chat life in the minor leagues.

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The K.P. Wee Podcast: Episode 4 with Charlie Blaney

In Episode 4 of The K.P. Wee Podcast, California League president Charlie Blaney chats about how he got into baseball and offers tips to students and others on how to “get into the game.”

The California League is an eight-team circuit in Minor League Baseball, and Blaney is in his seventh decade in professional sports.