Hauser leaves comfort zone for new challenges in Madison, SD

(August 8, 2019) Carl Hauser understands that growth comes through change. His desire for growth has led him to KJAM in Madison, SD.

As sports director, Hauser will cover high school and NAIA college football and basketball. He’ll also host coaches shows, broadcast baseball in the summer and host a daily air shift.

“Since I started in radio play-by-play nine years ago, I wanted to get into the college sports scene,” says Hauser. “Here at KJAM we cover our local NAIA school (Dakota State University) so it seemed like a great fit.”

Hauser leaves KZZJ/KKWZ in Rugby, SD where felt he had learned all he could. “I was able to do a lot there and called over 600 games in the five years I was there. I certainly learned a lot.”

Leaving his comfort zone in Rugby wasn’t easy for Hauser. “I had become ingrained in the Rugby community and made a lot of friends,” he recalls. “It took me awhile to understand that it would be okay to move on and that I was better off for those friendships and relationships.

“While perhaps not as big a challenge as others have faced, my personality and loyalty can get in the way. Applying for an opening and new step in my career was big for me.”

Hauser learned of the Madison opportunity through STAA. He joined STAA in June after being referred by former co-worker Dylan Corbet.

“I felt like I would be able to get some inside knowledge about job openings that I might not have access to otherwise. And I was right,” Hauser says enthusiastically. “I also thoroughly enjoy the tips and other tidbits around sports broadcasting. I’m looking forward to incorporating those into my upcoming games this fall.”

(Visit Carl’s STAA Talent Page).

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