A former Oil City resident who now lives in Brookville has published a book that asks the simple question, “Was Anybody Really Listening?”
“There were many times when I would be doing the sports radio show in West Virginia and I would be asking myself if anyone was out there listening at all,” said John Pozza, who is a Venango Christian High School graduate.
“Later I began to look at the media overall and asked if anyone was listening to what I was saying,” Pozza added.
“Of course the technology has changed,” he said. “When I started doing sports for television I had to go to the game, film the entire game just to get a few highlights and then run back to the office 45 minutes away, edit the tape and have it ready for the 11:15 sports reel. Digital changed all of that. There is no more tape and you can upload the highlights from your phone,” he added.
Pozza says he wouldn’t change a thing in his career.
“It has been a great experience,” he said. “I would tell anyone getting into the business not to expect immediate success. It takes time to build a resume.”
He credits the Watershed writing group in Brookville with giving him the confidence to publish.
Pozza used Amazon to publish his book, which is also available on Amazon.