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The Star Sitdown | Episode #22 – Andrew “Sports Prez” Zimmel (TXST Alum, KDKT Sports Radio Host)

The Star Sitdown | Episode #22 - Andrew Sports Prez Zimmel (TXST Alum, KDKT Sports Radio Host)

We’re back with a fresh episode of The Star Sitdown. Today, our guest is Andrew “Sports Prez” Zimmel. Zimmel graduated from Texas State in spring of 2020 and is currently the Production Coordinator at KDKT Sports Radio in North Dakota. In this episode we spoke about legalized gambling in sports, different sports broadcasters and the origins of the “Sports Prez.”
This episode was edited by Podcast Producer Zoe Fein
The Star Sitdown is a weekly podcast hosted by Podcast Editor Kim Davis Jr. highlighting interesting people and topics throughout the Texas State and San Marcos community.
Andrew “Sports Prez” Zimmel:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-zimmel-87762012a/
https://www.instagram.com/andrew_zimmel1/
Timestamps:
0:00 – Intro
1:03 – University Star’s TIPA Awards
2:17 – The history behind “Sports Prez”
4:07 – Andrew Zimmel’s passion for sports
6:48 – Gambling in sports
9:14 – Levels of sports analysis
11:06 – The absurdity of sports takes
15:13 – Andrew Zimmel’s sport broadcast journey
20:33 – Being multifaceted.
22:00 – Reflecting on college
26:41 – Podcasting advice
27:30 – Making comparisons in life
33:06 – “Every white guy either decides to do comedy or a podcast”
37:09 – The art of talking
39:29 – Talented sports broadcaster
42:08 – The timetable for success
45:36 – Providing resources for others
52:16 – Similarities between Zimmel and Davis
54:48 – Zimmel’s first podcast
55:30 – Family sharing creator’s content

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