(September 29, 2015) When Milan Jordan told his daughter that he has been hired as host of the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network, the three year old little girl replied, “I’m gonna work for the Pink Jackets.”
While the significance of Daddy’s accomplishment might have been lost on his daughter, it is not lost on Jordan.
“I am excited to be part of a professional organization that has one of the up-and-coming teams in the NHL with legitimately high expectations,” says Jordan. “Not many people can call themselves a network host of a professional sports team. I am humbled and beyond thrilled to be doing something I truly love to do.”
From 2004 to 2013, Jordan worked for the Blue Jackets flagship station, WBNS in Columbus. While he is now an employee of the team, Jordan believes his time at the station helped his pursuit of the Blue Jackets gig.
“I had a good relationship through the years with members of the network and others in the Blue Jackets organization,” he says. “I’d like to think that certainly helped me land the job.”
Since leaving WBNS in 2013, Jordan has spent the past two years doing a variety of freelance sportscasting. Despite the challenges and frustrations of not having full-time work, he has never wavered in pursuit of his goals.
“Sportscasting is my dream,” says Jordan. “I will not let anyone or anything stand in the way of me pursuing my dream. I’ve had plenty of non-broadcasting jobs in my life, but none have come close to be as fulfilling for me as sportscasting.”
Jordan has been an STAA member since the company’s formation in 2006. “I appreciate all the help and advice [STAA] has given me over the years to help me get to this point.”
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