(October 28, 2016) The new PM Drive show at ESPN Radio Boise features a pair of STAA members. Just seven months after joining the station himself, incumbent host Joey Jenkins is being joined by Alex Gold weekdays from 2 to 6 pm.
Gold moves to Boise after two years at 580 WIBW in Topeka, KS. While he enjoyed his time in the Kansas capitol city, the decision to relocate was an easy one. “All-sports station, no sales and a four hour show, among plenty of other things, is what made this a no brainer,” he says.
Jenkins adds, “It’ll be pretty cool to have two STAA members working on the same afternoon drive show together.”
One aspect of the job about which Gold is especially excited is the opportunity to be coached. “This is something that I’ve never had, but wanted. It’s one thing to do a show and get better naturally through being on-air, but feedback is something I’ve wanted for a long time and I’ll get that in Boise,” says Gold.
Before being offered the job, Gold did on on-air tryout with Jenkins. They clicked immediately. “Joey and I had some really honest questions from the very beginning of the process about who we are as hosts and what we wanted in a co-host,” says Gold. “We both were on the same page when it came to what we wanted in a show and the elements we feel like are essential for success in this market.”
This will be the first time Gold has lived outside of Kansas. After growing up in the Kansas City area, Gold graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013. His first post-graduate job was a utility role at 610 AM Sports in Kansas City. After four months, he moved to Wichita for a sports talk host/account executive position with Sports Radio KGSO 1410. A year later, it was onto WIBW where he was a host, reporter and account executive.
Gold has been an STAA member since his sophomore year in college. As a senior, he earned honorable mention in STAA’s All-America program.
“The most valuable [part of my STAA membership] is the accessibility to Jon Chelesnik,” says Gold. “I have yet to be unable to reach Jon for advice on the phone and not have him be there. STAA has provided me with specific one-on-one advice whenever I’ve needed it during my career.”
(Visit Alex’s STAA Talent Page).