Time Out discovers a little more about radio in Dubai - meet DJ Ross Crist, whose jobs in Dubai include sports presenter on Dubai Eye and Dubai Sports TV
Time Out Dubai Staff
Ross Crist The sports commentator is a regular on Dubai Eye and Dubai Sports TV
Growing up in Pittsburgh were you destined to be sports-mad? Black and Gold runs in my blood. As early as I can remember I was following all the Pittsburgh teams. It’s not really a big city, but it certainly has lots of success.
What was your first sporting memory? Going to a game with my father. I was pretty young and full of energy and grabbed my father’s reading glasses and broke them. He wasn’t a happy camper.
What is the most exciting part of being a sports broadcaster? I like getting a chance to talk to players and pick their brains. Athletes are amazing individuals and I like to find out what makes them great. What was your strangest interview? I was in India last year and was asked by a local sports station to do some interviews for them. Most of the people they brought me didn’t speak any English. I didn’t quite understand why I was doing the interviews but it was still a blast.