I traveled across the country, so after a travel day into whichever city we were working, we would head to the arena 8-10 hours before tipoff, puck-drop, kickoff, etc. and expand the television truck. Depending on the size of the event, 15-30 would begin to take the equipment (Cameras, Audio Equiment) and begin to set everything up for a live sports broadcast. My job was to assist these crew members with setup, teardown and any issues that would arise during the broadcast.
During my apprenticeship, I learned what it takes to build, maintain and run mobile television studios.
The hardest part of the job is the schedule, you could easily work for 16 hours, 4 to 5 days straight with very little sleep.
The part I enjoyed the most was meeting new people in new places.