(February 1, 2018) Matt Sabados kept two jobs during his senior year at Lindenwood University near St. Louis. One of them was running the board at KMOX for Blues hockey and Cardinals baseball. His schedule was busy but the payoff is worth it. An STAA member, Sabados is the new studio host for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies – AAA).
In addition to hosting the IronPigs postgame show, contributing to the pregame show and conducting player interviews, Sabados will run the board for all Lehigh Valley games.
“Definitely the experience I got on the board [at KMOX] helped me out on the technical side of things,” says Sabados. “It was time consuming, considering it was one of two jobs I held during my senior year of college, along with my football and basketball broadcasts, but clearly it paid off.”
Following his 2017 graduation from Lindenwood, Sabados moved to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he was Voice of the Braves. His heart was in baseball, though.
“I’ve been hoping to break into minor league baseball since I graduated college last May,” he says. “Obviously that’s fairly difficult since rookie ball and short-A are the only options coming right out of college, so I was pretty lucky to get a job back in college athletics after the summer.”
Sabados has been an STAA member for one year.
“I’ve always been a prompt person who likes to be one of the first in the door and the last out,” he says. “STAA makes it so easy to be one of the first ones in the door. With such great contacts and networking available, it’s easy to connect with the folks looking to make hires.”