Patience leads Allison to PM Drive in Charlotte

Chris Allison(September 13, 2013) Eight months after interviewing, Chris Allison has landed the job he wanted. An STAA client, Allison is the new Afternoon Drive co-host at ESPN 730 in Charlotte, NC.

In addition to his show, Allison will cover the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Bobcats, and serve as a marketing representative.

The station is similar to the last two where Allison has worked — KSAL in Salina, KS and Sports Radio KGSO in Wichita, KS, where he has spent the past eight years.

“ESPN 730 is a locally owned station that believes in providing listeners with local content, along with a mix of regional and national stories that are current hot topics,” says Allison. “The station provides me the opportunity to work with a talented and friendly staff that works together to accomplish station goals. I’m also excited to work with local NFL and NBA franchises, as well as work in a college basketball hot bed!

“I first learned about the opening through STAA,” says Allison in reference to a job lead that shared exclusively with STAA clients. The station initially hired a local talent but the position re-opened last month. “This opening was posted in February, and through the last six months I developed a relationship with the station general manager,” says Allison. “Patience and persistence paid off, and I’m extremely confident it was worth the wait!

“Without STAA I simply would have never learned about this great opportunity. The service [STAA] provides for both talented and passionate personalities and station owners is unmatched and appreciated. The constant update of openings was very helpful to me as I entered this process. Thank you STAA!”

“Although the process took some time, it led to a dream job for me.”

(Note: another STAA client has already filled Allison’s former job at KGSO Wichita. Announcement pending.)

(Visit Chris’ STAA Talent Page).