(April 13, 2012) Fortunate is the broadcaster who gets to move up to a bigger market and a desired location in one job – just like Blake Cripps. An STAA client, Cripps has been hired at KGSO and KQAM Radio in Wichita, KS as on-air host and play-by-play broadcaster.
At KGSO and KQAM, Cripps will work alongside fellow STAA clients Jay Sanderson and Jimmy Chavez.
“This is a good fit for me because of the huge jump up in market size, the chance to expand my resume with increased news experience, while still getting to do regular play-by-play,” Cripps says.
As a Kansas University grad who has spent the last four years at KUTT in Fairbury, NE, Cripps is extra excited to be returning to Kansas – and he didn’t even have to click his heels together to return.
“It is only about 10 miles closer in distance to Topeka [his hometown] than Fairbury, but Kansas is a state I love and a place I’d love to live and work in and being able to work there now always has the chance to open up future possibilities.”
Another bonus is the excellent high school sports action Cripps will be watching.
“I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing the Greater Wichita Athletic League in action. One Wichita school produced not only the 2010 6A football champion, but also this year’s 6A Boys and Girls basketball state champions AND the 5A Boys and Girls basketball state champions. It is a great league and I can’t wait to see it in action.”
Cripps has been an STAA client since April 2008. He appreciates the career planning and consulting that come with the membership and the ease of using his Talent Page.
“The STAA Talent Page has been an extremely convenient way to keep my resume and talent demo online in a place that is easy for your prospective employers to access. The advice that I’ve gotten is something you can’t get anywhere else.”
(Visit Blake’s STAA Talent Page).