Above is PASR 030: The One With Stugotz (Part 2).
“I think early on my biggest weakness was taking myself too seriously, but again, to Dan [LeBatard]’s credit, he kind of got that out of me.” – Jon “Stugotz” Weiner
Imagine a guy in love with sports radio, so much so that he decided he’d leave a nice little job at Madison Square Garden, in the shadows of his hometown, to pursue it.
Sure, it was Miami, but the tradeoff was that Jon Weiner would be paid in something that resembled a slight upgrade over donuts.
And then he loved sports radio so much that he’d start his own station.
And then, eventually, be on ESPN Radio.
You might believe it. But then again, with the character he plays on radio, you might not believe that this was Stugotz–the sports-loving, say-whatever-consequences-be-damned jokester who co-hosts The Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz on ESPN Radio.
- Stugotz lets us know what some of his favorite show benchmarks are. [2:00]
- Stugotz tells us who he thinks is great at sports radio, besides anyone inside his show. [5:19]
- “How do I do what Dan and Stu are doing…” Stugotz gives us some valuable advice on how to not only get your foot in, but also succeed in this business. [9:15]
- Everyone has weaknesses, but what is Stugotz’s? [12:35]
- Stugotz informs us of some of his biggest influences, outside of people at his workplace. [14:03]
- Stugotz reflects on that one moment where he realized he made it in this business. [16:33]
- Why was it such a significant moment when Stugotz was able to bring his dad to ESPN to watch him do First Take live? [18:22]
- How long was Stugotz going to give himself to make it in radio, and what would his alternative option be? [21:12]
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE…
FROM THE GUEST
- Stugotz’s twitter handle: @Stugotz790
- There is Bonus Audio from the podcast that you have not heard quite yet. The link is at the top of this page.
ONE FAVOR: YOUR TURN!
Time to get your thoughts on a topic Stugotz and I talked about…
Who, other than any co-hosts, has been most important to your show’s success, and why?
Leave your answer below.
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