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TOPIC:  Old Time Radio-- Sports Broadcasting   #11
"By
the Light of the Fire "

RADIO HISTORY AND BROADCASTING  ACTIVITY

The Sportscast
    Only a person thoroughly familiar with sports and the smart vocabulary of sport fans should attempt to give the public a picture of games in action.  Nimble wits and versatility and a grasp of the English language are requisite characteristics of a good sportscaster.

The Sports Review
   
The sports review is similar in style to a newscast.  Practically every station has someone to review the leading sports events either daily or weekly.  Most stations maintain some authority on the staff to act as commentator.
    The various news services furnish stations with different types of sports reviews.