The Spartan Podcast

Frank_Beckmann_100.jpgFrom MSU Today: WJR‘s Frank Beckmann talks about being the youngest newscaster hired at the Great Voice when he was 22. He talks about his mentors in broadcasting and his career path to WJR. Frank tells us about his transition from news to sports and how he took over play-by-play duties for Bob Reynolds on Detroit Lions broadcasts and for Bob Ufer on University of Michigan football broadcasts.

Frank talks about WJR’s move to carrying MSU sports and how he believes keeping George Blaha on Spartan football broadcasts and Frank on U of M broadcasts is the right move. Frank dispells the myth that he’s anti-Spartan, too.

Frank thinks iPods and satellite radio are good for the industry he loves and tells us how he came to write a weekly column for The Detroit News.

Frank sat down with MSU Today following a June 2006 broadcast of his WJR radio show from MSU’s Forest Akers golf complex.

Hosted by Russ White.

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