Behind the Scenes at Buzztime with James Minor
At Buzztime, we have a wide array of interesting, fun and passionate employees that all play a significant role in perfecting our product and keeping our customers happy! We’d love to give you the chance to take a peak behind the scenes at who exactly these amazing people are.
James Minor is the Senior Network Producer here at Buzztime. He coordinates everything that airs on the Buzztime Network whether it be the graphics, ads, or games themselves. James is considered a middle man at Buzztime because he makes sure everything that the other departments send out for broadcast is ready to air and flows properly. Throughout his 13 years here, he has drawn from his background in bartending and bar management to effectively keep the players and customers happy and engaged with our Network. James has also actually been an avid Buzztime player since 1993, so he works hard to make the Buzztime experience as valuable as possible, plus he loves the friendly and fun culture of the company.
More fun facts about James:
What is your favorite Buzztime game to play?
“Spotlight and Playback. They are challenging yet fun.”
What do you think makes for a great atmosphere at a bar & restaurant?
“Service makes or breaks it. If it is poor, it hurts the whole experience. Everything else at the location just adds to the experience like entertainment, events, and promotions.”
What attracted you to the hospitality industry?
“Started out working at a bowling alley and enjoyed the fun lifestyle. I like the creativity of the hospitality industry, it makes things fun.”
What is your favorite go-to drink?
“Bell’s Oberon is my all-time favorite beer, brewed in Kalamazoo, MI.”
What celebrity, living or dead, would you most like to have a drink with?
“Neil Peart or Jennifer Aniston, let the dead RIP.”
If you had a bar, what would you name it?
“JG’s Speak Easy”
If you had a super power, what would it be?
“Teleportation, for sure.”
What’s one cool thing about Buzztime you wish people knew?
“The company was named ‘Alroy Industries’ for a year before changing to ‘NTN Communications’ in 1985, which history has it, doesn’t even mean anything; not even National Trivia Network, like you’d think.”
“Also, the first game was our interactive predict-the-play football game, QB1. Trivia was only created as filler in between football seasons!”
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
“My drum set, a pretty lady, and unlimited beer.”
Tune in each week to catch the next behind the scenes segment of our Buzztime team.