Wednesday, September 08, 2010

What's In A Broadcaster's Briefcase?

(This isn't my's a Maine Guide one by LL Bean. Mine is also from LL Bean but it's probably 10 years old)

Interesting column here by Suzanne Molino Singleton, wife of Yankees broadcaster Ken Singleton. "Mrs. Singy" reviews what her husband carries with him to each broadcast. I found it quite interesting, though probably not surprising.

Mine can include a laptop, along with various notes (no media guides exist for high school sports), a clipboard with more notes (have to have those advertising reads!) and score sheets, a binder of items for the current season (and some archives). Then I carry around various tools - Swiss Army Knife, a small radio, ear buds, throat drops and other emergency-types of things for my voice and well-being, some small cables, my glasses (for if my contacts are bothering me), pens, pencils and more!

I also bring a small suitcase of extra broadcast equipment, including headsets, as WGCH is down to one working pair.

In short, especially at our level, we do everything we can to be prepared but a lot of our preparation has to do with the technical side as well as the on-air side.


Nick Gagalis said...

Nice job with the post Rob! Do you have any pictures of the equipment or anything in the bag? I'd love to know what kind of notes you use, because I'm sure it's tough finding any information, let alone interesting stuff for high school sports. It must be a lot of work.

I'm preparing to do a similar type of post about what a Minor League Employee's car looks like post-season. I'm curious to see what you think.

If there's anything I can do for you, let me know!

Nick Gagalis

Nick Gagalis said...


Nice job with the post! If you have any pictures of the bag or your equipment, they'd be interesting to see. I'd love to know what kind of notes you take for your broadcasts, especially since there's no one else to collect information on the players and coaches.

I'm looking forward to your input on a post I'm doing soon: What a Minor League Employee's car looks like after the season. I'll let you know when it comes out.

If there's anything I can do for you, let me know.

Nick Gagalis

Rob Adams said...

Nick, I think it's a great idea! I started taking pictures of what's in my bag, and will try (can't promise, of course) to put them up with an explanation.

Let me know when you put that MiLB post up - sounds like fun!

Hope all is well.