Jason Jackson is widely known to South Florida sports fans as the television host and courtside reporter for the Miami HEAT, and was recently named the NBA team’s radio play-by-play voice as well. The Ohio native and former ESPN anchor first took his talents to the Sunshine State in 1994, however, as a sports reporter for WSVN-TV, where he spent significant time covering the Miami Dolphins.
In The Tank, Jason reflects upon landing on the South Florida sports landscape at the same time as his sports hero, Bernie Kosar (12:00), vividly recalls his first and only, ill-fated Dan Marino Wednesday interview (16:37), shares his “Eureka” moment found during the famous Marino “Clock Play” (19:39), explains what covering legendary Fins Head Coach Don Shula was like through the lens of electronic media (22:58), and details how the HEAT, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal revived his broadcasting career (31:44).
Contributors to this episode include Sean Todd, aka DJ Prēc, and Dolphins Productions.
Theme song created and performed by The Honorable SoLo D.