Saturday, February 2, 2013


Ever wanted to live your dream as a sports radio host? Think you can do the job better than me? It's time to PUT UP OR SHUT UP. I've introduced the On The Marks Radio Put Up or Shut Up Challenge. I needed a way to say thank you to my listeners in Huntsville and I thought this was the best way possible. Also, to the people who think that I am so terrible, it's your chance to back up your words. However, I'm not just going to give this away. I'm going to make you earn it.

The 1st step is to send me an e-mail (at either or with a sports take that is about 2 paragraphs long. I don't want a novel, I don't want to hear about how it's dream or your destiny. I want you to prove it to me. You have until February 16th to send in your entry. I will contact you if your e-mail makes the cut.

If you happen to pass the next step you will get your chance to do an audition where you are most likely comfortable at first, and that's through the phone. You will call in at the time I set up  (so listen to my show or follow me on Facebook or twitter) and you get 3 min (uninterrupted) to talk as if it was your own show. Myself, Ryan, and a secret celebrity judge will give their praises and critiques and then vote you to either advance you to the next round or eliminate you.

The next challenge will be to cut a promo. If you are able to advance to the next round, we will set up a time for you to come by the studio and cut your own promo/commentary (like the overtimes that use to air on the UMP). These will play during the week (Opening Drive, Midday, and Roundtable). I will then set up a poll to vote for the best commentary. Votes can also be place on The UMP's Facebook page. At this rate, we will narrow it down to the best 4 contestants.

When the Final Four is decided, the contestants will get an entire segment to their own in studio (they have the option to do a monologue, bring in a guest, and/or take phone calls. The segment will last 10 minutes for each contestant. They must do an verbal intro and outro into a commercial break. The order will be determined via drawing. I basically get an hour off to just watch.

The Final winner will be decided by vote of the listeners. The winner will win a chance to be my co-host for an entire 2 hour show.

It sounds like a lot of work, but you get the ultimate radio experience the further you advance. Get your entries in and good luck.

*Must be from the Tennessee Valley Area
*Must be 18 years of age
*Do not use profane language, leave that to me
*Have Fun with this. That's what it's for.