Terre Haute, Indiana has been good to Landon Kleindorfer. It is there that he earned his undergrad degree from Indiana State. He earned his Masters at ISU and now he’s earned his first full-time job in the West Indiana community. Kleindorfer is joining DLC Media’s six-station cluster as a news and sports director.
“This with be a huge step for me,” Kleindorfer enthuses. “Not only because it is my first full time position, but also because I will be taking over as the voice of Northview High School athletics.”
Kleindorfer gained play-by-play experience in various sports on ISU’s campus radio station. He also calls games on The Valley on ESPN3, a broadcasting platform for the Missouri Valley Conference. “My experience running a college station and my broadcast experience through The Valley on ESPN was a huge benefit in the [DLC Media] hiring process,” Kleindorfer states.
A former high school football player, Kleindorfer joined STAA in March. “I was referred to STAA by Kelsie Kasper who is a fellow member and works for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.”
One of Kleindorfer’s favorite parts of his membership is the discussions within the STAA Member Community. “The benefits of STAA are limitless but I mainly enjoy hearing other people in the business give their insights and opinions on how to handle issues that come-up regularly.”
One issue that won’t be coming up for Kleindorfer anytime soon is relocation and the higher cost of living that will likely come with it. “I can stay in Terre Haute for at least [one more] year where the rent is cheap,” he grins.