Phil Schaefer–Great Sportscasting Memories

Enjoying Post-Interview Lunch with Phil Schaefer

Phil Schaefer’s stellar sports broadcasting career launched early, even during his student days at Ohio State University. Soon afterward, he moved into broadcasting roles that eventually included WSB radio, University of Georgia football and basketball, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves, and the Masters Golf Tournament, where he was honored recently for hosting 45 tournament broadcasts.

As I explain at the outset of our interview, Phil and I met when I won a WSB contest to help him broadcast the Atlanta Golf Classic, then a regular stop on the PGA Tour. Ever since, we have remained friends.

In “The Communication Corner”–the program I host Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. for WBCX-FM, “The Voice of Brenau”–Phil shared comments about, for example:

–Brett Favre’s annual charade of “Will he or won’t he play?”
–An amazing halftime practice session commanded by Ohio State’s Woody Hayes
–Greg McGarity, University of Georgia’s new Athletic Director
–Radio as “theater of the mind,” long before TV sports broadcasting
–Keeping his broadcasts of events unbiased
–Why all the negative publicity about indicted athletes and coaches is not truly representative
–His media leadership with the Dekalb County School System
–Early acquaintance with comedian Jonathan Winters
–His contacts with the reportedly gruff “Bear” Bryant

For more information about Phil Schaefer–including how to order his book, Sins of a Southern Sportscaster–visit his Web site:

Phil mentioned some of the best-known coaches in the nation in several sports. In every case, they brought out the best in their athletes.

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To hear my interview with Phil, click the arrow below in the Podcast section of this blog page, located just above the Audio MP3 lettering.

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