Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Gloor’s Road To New Orleans

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH

One of the things that I’ve enjoyed doing prior to FAU’s Men’s Basketball Games is interview the oppositions announcer.

It started on January 28 when I spoke with Hank Dickenson of the North Texas Green Wave. A couple of weeks ago, I spoke with Corey Gloor, who is the Director of Broadcasting/“Voice of the Tulane Green Wave.”

If you’re a good announcer, then you need to be able to wear multiple hats. I learned this when I became friends and colleagues with the late Chris Roberts, who was the voice of the UCLA Bruins, who called football, basketball and baseball.

Gloor began his broadcasting career on Janesville, Wisconsin where he served as a co-host for “Jock Talk” a nightly sports talk show. 

I began my career as a producer in 1979 as a producer at WXYZ in Detroit for the late Ron Cameron’s “Sports Talk” and it’s quite the challenge listening to the fans frustrations when things weren’t going well when Detroit’s Sports teams were struggling in 1979.

Gloor also served as the play-by-play voice of the Beloit Snappers—Single A Affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois.

Most recently, Gloor has spent the last six years as the radio play-by-play broadcaster for East Carolina University baseball on LEARFIELD’s Pirate Sports Network. During those six years, Gloor called four of ECU’s NCAA postseason tournament runs.

One of the things I like to do is speak to the visiting announcer to get a feel for that team and what that individual thinks about the FAU Owls.

Prior to FAU’s 79-73 victory over Tulane on Saturday, March 2, I spoke with Gloor and we went over his journey to Tulane University. He talked about working in Wisconsin and what it’s like to be an announcer in “The Big Easy” plus what’s in store for him down the road.

The video in this story is not only designed to tell Gloor’s story, but also give aspiring announcers some ideas of what they want to do to reach their goals.

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Scott Morganroth can be reached at southfloridatribune@gmail.com and you can follow him on Twitter/x @TribuneSouth. To see his broadcasts, just subscribe to the South Florida Tribune You Tube Channel.

Also, Scott’s new book “Lesson’s From The Microphone” can be purchased on Amazon, Kindle and Barnes & Noble. He talks about Old School Media vs New School Media.



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