(May 7, 2012) It’s never too late to start chasing your dream – just ask Tim Donohoo. An STAA client, Donohoo has accepted job as a News Reporter/Play-by-Play Broadcaster at KWHW AM/FM in Altus, OK.
Donohoo found the opening on the STAA job board. After submitting his application, Donohoo stayed in contact with KWHW’s General Manager, David Harrison.
“I just kept getting in touch with him, for a little while on a daily basis, through phone calls and through LinkedIn. I kept my name out there and showed my interest in the position. He (Harrison) liked my perseverance and air checks and everything fell into place,” Donohoo says.
Donohoo not only utilized the STAA job board, but also the resume and cover letter templates.
“I used other job sites; however, undoubtedly STAA is the finest. I will recommend your site to all.”
Moving to Oklahoma to join KWHW marks a career change for Donohoo, who is 51 years old and new to the sportscasting industry. He was an assistant producer at both KNUS and 87.7 The Ticket in Denver, CO. His only previous on-air job was hosting a soccer show for GoMileHigh.com in 2010.
“Since I was a little guy I’ve wanted to do news reporting and sports play-by-play. To be able to get a position such as this really means a lot to me. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid.”
“I’m older, so it hits home a little more for me than your average 20 to 25 year old. If I couldn’t be a foreign correspondent for CBS I wanted to do sports play-by-play. This is something I’m really looking forward to.”
Donohoo’s advice to other older sports broadcasters in the job market is to be persistent.
“Like I told my instructor at the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in Denver, I sent out 1,246 resumes and airchecks since last June. Perseverance – they’ve always said ‘keep your eye on the prize.’ I’ve done that and I’m proud that I’ve done that. If you really want something, don’t stop until you get it.”
“I just wanted to say thanks to STAA for helping me realize my dreams.”
(Visit Tim’s STAA Talent Page).