(August 31, 2016) For four years, Anthony Nachreiner has done whatever necessary to keep his sports broadcasting dream alive. While working part-time on air, he’s paid the bills working as a bank teller, stocking shelves and serving ice cream. “I have been itching for something full time in this business so I can put all my focus into one job,” Nachreiner says. Now, he has that opportunity. An STAA member, Nachreiner has been hired as sports director at 600 AM KGEZ in Kalispell, MT.
Nachreiner’s new responsibilities include high school football and basketball play-by-play and launching a daily sports talk show. He applied for the position in early June.
“I interviewed three times and we talked about the possibilities in the market and my experience with both play-by-play and producing The Mark Moses Show in Melbourne, FL,” Nachreiner says. He adds that the patience he’s learned in the job market paid off. “A year ago I would have been bouncing off the walls waiting for answers. Now, even though I applied to this job, I kept applying to others while I waited to find out of I would get the job.”
After graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2012, Nachreiner moved to Melbourne, FL for a high school football, basketball and baseball play-by-play job. 18 months later, he added part-time anchoring and producing duties at cross-town station WLZR.
Since joining STAA in 2012, Nachreiner has made it a point to meet new people and develop his craft. “The connections and people you can meet through STAA have been such a huge help,” he says. “Being with STAA helped land me my first job with Mark Moses. The charts and pyramids for both sports talk and play-by-play are things I continue to use everyday.”
(Visit Anthony’s STAA Talent Page).