(December 13, 2011) STAA client Wade Neely is joining WJZM 1400-AM in Clarksville, TN as a sports talk host and reporter. Neely will be cohosting a daily Afternoon Drive show with James Horn and covering Austin Peay University athletics, high school sports and occasionally Nashville Titans and Predators football and hockey games.
Neely will also provide content for the Clarksville Sports Network, an online venture launching in 2012. Neely moves to Clarksville from WKSR 98.3FM-1420AM, Pulaski, TN where he has served as Sports Director since April 2010.
“This is an opportunity for me to move to a bigger market, get more exposure, and to work with some radio veterans and some sports industry veterans who will help me gain valuable experience,” Neely says. “I am looking forward to the opportunities.”
Neely learned of the WJZM job in an email from STAA. He immediately emailed his cover letter and the link to his STAA Talent Page. “The Talent Page makes it a lot easier,” Neely says. “It is so much easier [for employers] to click on that and have access to everything at once rather than wading through individual mp3 and resume files. It also gives [my application] a more professional feel, so in that sense, I think it my have separated me.”
Neely is a 2009 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.