Benway leaving hockey for sports talk

Bryan Benway(June 7, 2011) Bryan Benway has spent the majority of his career in play-by-play and TV sports anchoring. Now, he is trying something new. An STAA client, Benway is moving into sports talk radio.

“The Bryan Benway Show” will premiere on Monday June 13th on 1490 AM ESPN “The Zone” in Laredo, TX. The show is the first locally focused sports radio talk show in Laredo history and can be heard Monday thru Friday from 4-6pm on 1490am as well as online.

Benway’s focus will be on Laredo sports such as the Laredo Bucks, Laredo Heat, high school football, TAMIU, LCC, as well as regional teams like the Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Texas Longhorns and Texas A & M Aggies.

The 28-year-old Benway spent the last four years as the Laredo Bucks (Central Hockey League) Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting in Laredo, Texas, where he broadcasted the most regular season games in Bucks history (258). In January of 2010 Benway was selected as the television play-by-play broadcaster for the CHL All-Star game on the America One Network which reached nearly 10 million homes nationwide, including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.

In June of 2010 Benway gave the commencement speech at his alma mater, AuSable Valley High School, in Clintonville, New York.

A Jay, NY native, Benway was a finalist for the 2008-09 CHL Communications Executive of the Year.

From 2009-2011 Benway also hosted the popular weekly television show “Bucks Insider” on FOX 39 in Laredo, as well as appears frequently as a guest sports anchor on the local NBC affiliate KGNS-TV.

During the summer of 2007 Benway served as Assistant General Manager and Broadcaster for the Little Falls Miners Baseball team, of the NYCBL. He has also worked as an announcer for the Harlem Ambassadors show basketball team, announcing nearly 200 games in 34 states, seven Canadian Provinces, and Japan.

Benway is a 2005 graduate of Plattsburgh State University (NY) with a B.A in mass communications.

(Visit Bryan’s STAA Talent Page).