(September 11, 2014) After nearly a decade of broadcasting in Iowa, Brandon Lewis is moving to the Heart of Dixie. An STAA client, Lewis is joining the broadcast team at the University of North Alabama. He will serve as pre-game host for UNA football, color analyst on Lions football and basketball, and play-by-play voice for the university’s volleyball and women’s soccer programs.
While the opportunity to return to broadcasting college athletics was attractive to Lewis, he was also pleased to discover that UNA is an ideal employer.
“To be honest, a big factor was that they seemed just as committed to helping me achieve my goals as I was in making the radio broadcast and LionVision (Internet broadcasts) the best possible.”
Lewis’ time in small market Iowa radio has been well spent gaining experience in play-by-play, news, production, and an always-marketable skill for a sports broadcaster – sales. All of that experience, along with an assist from the university, helped Lewis land a second gig in his new Alabama home.
“I will be doing sales, production work, and voice tracking for KISS FM in Florence. About a day after I accepted the position at UNA, the Athletic Director was in a meeting with the General Manager and my name was brought up. He gave me a call right then and the manager and I exchanged information. After talking later that day, he said he was impressed with me and we set up a time to interview when I moved to Florence.
Lewis first contacted UNA after learning through STAA that their football and basketball play-by-play voice had resigned. The school already had a replacement lined up, but the athletic department did have broadcasting needs in other areas.
“It is truly amazing how this all came together.”
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