(June 6, 2013) Will Grubb is walking off his college campus and into the sixth largest radio market in the country. An STAA client and recent University of Nebraska graduate, Grubb is joining Sports Radio 610 in Houston, TX as a sports update anchor/reporter.
Grubb is the fifth STAA client to join KILT since 2009 and the second this year. In March, Patrick Creighton joined the station as a sports talk show host and update anchor.
For Grubb, the new job is also a return home. “Having grown up in Houston, I’m very fortunate to get the chance to cover my hometown teams,” says Grubb. “Covering Houston sports fits the ‘dream come true’ cliche for me. Also, Sports Radio 610 has a great reputation when it comes to talent. They have consistently demonstrated themselves as the leader of the Houston sports radio market.”
While Grubb is a recent college graduate, he is by no means a sports radio rookie. He’s been co-hosting mornings at 93.7 The Ticket in Lincoln, NE since 2011. He learned of the Houston opportunity in an email from STAA.
“Never expecting a chance to return home so early in my career, I decided to apply,” says Grubb. “From there it involved a lot of networking. I had multiple contacts within the radio and television community in Houston who helped get me in touch with the program director at the time, Gavin Spittle. Over the next couple of months I continued to stay in touch. Gavin ended up leaving for another job in Dallas but a few months later I got a call offering me the job.”
Grubb encourages other sports broadcasting job seekers to work hard and network. “Contacts I made while interning in college ended up making a difference,” he says. “I woke up at 5:30 every morning throughout my senior year to prep for and host a morning show. It wasn’t always the easiest thing, but it helped differentiate me form my peers.”
(Visit Will’s STAA Talent Page).