Welcome to “The Flipside of the Microphone” – a new podcast series on Q4G. Think…. Inside the Actors Studio….. but instead of an actor – we talk with a member of the NASCAR Media. They travel from track to track each weekend sticking their microphones in front of our favorite drivers…. and I thought it would be interesting to flip the microphone around….. and get to know more about some of our favorite NASCAR journalist. Where did they grow up? What other jobs have they had? How did they get their start…….
We have talked to several journalist from the writer’s room but this week we move above the grandstands to the radio broadcast booth to talk with Doug Rice – the president of PRN – The Performance Racing Network. You can follow Doug on Twitter: @RiceMan61
Doug and I spoke about him growing up in Asheville, NC and our shared alma marta of Appalachian State University. Rice recalls starting his radio career in Statesville, NC and how he eventually ended up calling the action for NASCAR races on PRN.
What race that he called does he get asked the most about – what race that he called does he get never asked about…. but is still a favorite? All that, plus we talk about how technology is affecting the radio business.
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You can also check out the previous episodes of The Flip Side of the Microphone: Reid Spencer: from the NASCAR Wire Service, Lewis Franck from Reuters and Ryan McGee from ESPN and Jeff Gluck from SB Nation.com and Jim Utter from the Charlotte Observer and Marty Smith from ESPN.