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This project began in 2007 after hearing the constant negativity on sports talk radio regarding athletes (ie- steroids, drugs, big egos, etc) – I'd had enough! One day I had a conversation with Leo Brown, GM of 1380am Realife Radio (most in Lexington still know Leo by his old radio name “Freakdaddy” when on Z-103FM) Well, I told Leo of my frustrations and inspired by the EWTN show “Life on the Rock” and the great apostolate of SportsLeader, I decided to put together a radio segment showcasing superior athletes that had great character and beliefs. Leo was very encouraging and provided the production equipment and editing to make this project work.
The “raw” interviews usually last between 10-20 minutes. The drawback is because of station breaks and national feeds, my segment can only last 2 minutes. Not 2:02 or 1:58 but two minutes exactly! Editing down to 2 minutes is extremely difficult when people have so many great things to say, but I did the best I could while keeping the integrity of the piece intact. I am very proud to say from it's humble beginnings on 1380am in Lexington we are now broadcast on 28 stations in 8 states thanks to securing a title sponsor. I guess people still want to be inspired and hear of good things athletes do.
That’s about it, except for the final product of course. I hope you enjoy these segments and simply ask that you pass it on to your friends and especially young people.
THANKS FOR LISTENING AND EMAIL ME IF YOU KNOW OF AN ATHLETE WORTHY OF THE SPORTSLEADER SPOTLIGHT!
Lou Holtz - Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach
Roger Federer - Tennis Legend, 6x Wimbledon Champion
Jack McKeon - Manager, 2003 World Series Champ Florida Marlins
Dermontti Dawson - 7x Pro Bowl Selection for the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
Mary Jo Fernandez - Tennis Great, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist
Cotton Nash - UK All-American, Played in both MLB & NBA
Brian Boyle - IronMan Triathlete, Champion Swimmer
Dan "Rudy" Ruettiger - Notre Dame player, Life story became famous movie
Niall O'Callaghan - Thoroughbred Horse Trainer with 80+ stakes winners
Rich Donnelly - MLB Coach 25 years (Pirates,'97 WS Champ Marlins)
Joe Zelenka - NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars
Rocky Boiman - NFL's Indianapolis Colts
Jacob Tamme - UK Football - 1st Team All-SEC
Alyson Habetz - Louisiana Hall of Famer & 2 Sport Collegiate Star
Tom Allen - Director & Executive Producer of Champions of Faith: Baseball
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