(September 30, 2013) Andrew Morgan is staying in his home state for his next sportscasting job. An STAA client, Morgan has been hired as Sports Director at KRDZ 1440 in Wray, CO.
Wray is just three hours from Fort Collins, where Morgan graduated from Colorado State University in 2011. Since then, he has been an online reporter covering CSU sports for university’s athletic department. Now, he is moving into radio.
KRDZ has employed several STAA clients in the past so when the position sports director position opened, STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik contacted station Owner/GM Wayne Johnson for permission to share the opening with STAA clients. Morgan received the notification, applied, and was eventually offered the position. There was just one issue. He had already been offered another job in TV news in another state.
Morgan sought help from STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik in weighing the pros and cons of both opportunities. “Andrew and I spoke three times over a 36 hour period,” says Chelesnik. “Both positions offered several of positives. Ultimately, though, I think it was Andrew’s passion for radio that won out. And while I know staying in his home state wasn’t a priority, it certainly didn’t hurt.”
In his new gig, Morgan will broadcast play-by-play for high school football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball and wrestling. He will also deliver sportscasts during KRDZ’s morning show and noon programming, plus host some sports talk programming.
(Visit Andrew’s STAA Talent Page).