Well, I started my internship this week at ESPN Radio 1000 working on “The Show” on Tuesday and Thursday night. Actually, the biggest issue this week was weather. On Tues. it took me 3 hours to drive into Chicago where as normally it would take 1 hour due to the snow storm. Then on Thursday night, there was another ice/snow storm that came through. I’m typing this from home on my snow day. Getting to and from the city has been a chore up to this point.
Working at the station as been a BLAST. To this point, my responsibilities have been few, but getting to know the guys that work there has been really great. Jeff, Jeff, Adam and Savodeth (sorry for the brutal spelling dude) have been great at showing me how to do stuff. As things get further along, I’ll be able to go more hands on.
To this point, I’ve done a small bit of research for the on air guys, printing out box scores, pro bowl rosters, stuff like that. I also printed out a bunch of emails to pick from for the “winter classic” to be held at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and Redwings.
Last night, I cut up an Aaron Rodgers interview for our update guys to use during their updates. I’ll be doing a lot more of that in weeks to come. After the first of the year, I’ll also be interning for the talking baseball show on Saturday mornings.
I also had the chance to meet and hang out with Howard Griffith last night. He is a former NFL fullback and won 2 superbowl rings with the Denver Broncos in the late 90s. He was co-hosting “The Show” with Carmen DeFalco last night. A small brush with greatness and the opportunity to name drop for me.
So far so good. Sleep will be a needed commodity in the coming months, but Joni has been a saint about letting catch a nap prior to classes on Mon., Wed., and Fridays.