Kevin Wyart left Los Angeles in 2017 so that one day he could return. He aspired to work in sports radio but his home market isn’t one where entry-level broadcasters cut their chops. That’s why five years ago, Wyart moved to Winston-Salem, NC to gain experience as a studio host for Learfield. Now, he is returning to LA as a sports anchor for Fox Sports Radio.
“It is a network radio job located in my home market of Los Angeles,” Wyart enthuses.
Setting himself apart
The FSR opportunity came to Wyart in an STAA Job Leads+ email. He applied immediately, then took the critical step of following-up his application. “It was no coincidence that within a week of calling the contact person for Fox Sports Radio — listed in the sports radio directory in the STAA Member Community — that I received an email asking for an interview.
“Another thing I was able to do to stand out was use my board-op and producing experience to offer help in filling in as needed to help in running their programming.”
Help from STAA
Wyart has been an STAA member since 2014. “The job leads and emails with career advice are worth it alone,” he states. “Add on the Member Community with all the various tools and resources, along with the contact info for major employers, and it’s a no-brainer.”
One career challenge Wyart has overcome is the lack of on-air opportunities in his home market. “I had a great job with Learfield but was afraid I would never be able to find an opportunity to work in sports radio back home in Los Angeles,” he recalls. “The biggest thing I’ve learned so far is that if you put in the hard work and show initiative, people will notice, and it will lead to future opportunities. It may not always feel like it, but people take notice.
“I just grinded away doing the best I can, and the hiring folks at Fox Sports Radio were impressed by my work.”