Origins of Sports Gaming Media
Every business has humble origins, and Rod Myers, our founder, is no exception. It tells the tale of how one man moved forward with his vision and life experiences to start on a path that finally brought the business to where it is now.
Business Career Overview
In 1983, Rod began business career in the hotel industry. Working as an Income Auditor with such brands as Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriot and AmeriSuites, he eventually retired 1995 to pursue other interests (See Broadcast Career Below). From 2007 thru 2021, Rod spent time in the movie industry as a Studio Manager, Stage Manager and Booking Agent. But his love for sports gambling was too strong to stay away, so he ventured back into the business he loves so much, sports and gaming. Thus became the birth of his own company as it is known by today, Sports Gaming Media.
Broadcast/Journalism Career Overview
Rod began his broadcast career in 1982 as a Friday Night football reporter for a local radio in his hometown. In 1993, Rod re-entered the broadcast media and sports betting industry as a guest host on a variety of talk shows before taking on the permanent role of co-host on the Michaels, Miller, and Myers show on KJOJ-880AM in Houston. Rod also co-hosted an evening show with Ralph Cooper and James “Baseball” Montgomery on KCOH 1230 AM also in Houston. The year was 1996 when Las Vegas came calling for Rod once again when he was offered a writers job for the gambling newspaper, Vegas Sports & Gaming. It was during this time he developed working relationships with various media outlets to provide his insights to the sports betting aspect of the gaming business. This eventually led to another offer for this talented presenter, this time, in the form of a nightly TV show. Rod developed, created, wrote, produced, directed and hosted his own TV show called “Inside Sports w/Rod Myers”. Airing five nights a week from 7 pm – 8 pm on America One affiliate KEEN-TV17, the show ran from 1999-2001, and covered every aspect of the sports world, including sports wagering. The show was the top ranked program for the local station from month three of its inception to the final episode, a span of nearly 2 years. It was not long after the shows end that Rod was presented another hosting opportunity with “Sports Corner”, broadcasting from Sunset Station Casino and airing on the Cable Radio Network based in Los Angeles. He shared hosting duties with Danielle Fishel of “Boy Meets World” fame.
Rod and his company Sports Gaming Media now focus all of their efforts to providing pertinent information on sporting events scheduled on a daily and weekly basis, with an emphasis on data, stats, sports publications, radio and television broadcasting.