The wild and witty world of Mark 'Muds' Grant
December 30, 2014
Hosted by Pete D’Alonzo
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We'll go into the background check on Mark's development of how he became the San Francisco's number #1 pick back in 1981. Also, noting how he came from the suburbs of Chicago (Aurora), making the adjustments at a early age to establish a name in Major league baseball. What individuals influence his success ,and lasted as long as he did as a pitcher. The other topic of discussion will be, how he ended up in the broadcast booth an analysis. His dedication and preparation not only as a player, but as an announcer. I'm sure you'll enjoy his candid and humor viewpoints from our discussions over the course of the show.
Behind the Lens
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Our radio show will cover views and thoughts that aren’t normally spoken over the air. I investigate and pick the brains of my guests on scenarios that may have occurred during broadcasts or the lives and times of their playing careers. My approach will be a totally different interpretation from other individuals. My main perspective is making the program both informative as well as entertaining. There will be no holds barred on the topics covered. Many new innovations have been introduced in TV and many things have been taken away from the simplicity of the coverage. The guests will have the soapbox to emphasize the values and faults that have entrenched the airwaves. We will also touch on the transitions that have occurred in the interpretation of rules and the type of players’ physique and attitudes.
Part of my objective is to counter the validity of the subject matter so that you won’t be bored with rhetoric. The tempo of the show is upbeat and captivating!
I am a freelance television technician with a thirty plus year career in LIVE network sports TV. My educational background includes a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts at Widener University and graduate work in Film/Journalism at San Francisco State University.
Over the years I have covered many competitions from a wide variety of amateur and professional sports. I have also covered network news and features in Chicago and San Francisco. In 1988 I received an Emmy Award while working for NBC Sports covering the World Series. In addition, while with CBS Sports in 1990 and 1991 my team and I were awarded an Emmy for Technical Operations during the World Series.
My talents expanded with logging the necessary hours in obtaining the skills and art of camera coverage. This background uniquely qualifies me to present you with an entertaining and engaging sports talk show.