(October 4, 2011) Riley Corcoran is getting the unique opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a new sports radio station. An STAA client, Corcoran is hosting Afternoon Drive on Boise, Idaho’s new Sports Radio 630 The Fan.
The Fan, owned and operated by Peak Broadcasting, will focus on local high school sports.
A recent graduate of Washington State University, Corcoran joins the station on-air Monday–Friday 4p-5p then be joined by Dave Tester from 5p-6p. In addition to the daily show, Corcoran will provide unique local content to 630thefan.com.
The opportunity at The Fan was first posted on the STAA job board in early summer. Many weeks later, Kevin Godwin, Sr. Vice President/Peak Broadcasting Idaho called STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik to ask which STAA clients might be a good fit. Godwin had used STAA in the past when Peak Broadcasting was hiring a play-by-play voice for Boise State University.
“Riley’s name is one that I shared with Kevin,” Chelesnik says. “That same day [Director of AM Operations/Peak Broadcasting Boise] Jason Wilmot called me and Riley’s name came up again.” Corocoran, a 2011 Honorable Mention STAA All-American, also submitted an application on his own behalf, including his STAA Talent Page.
“To start in a market like Boise is a great opportunity for me to begin my career,” Corcoran says. “To have my own radio show from 4-6 Monday-Friday gives me a lot of on-air time to perfect the skills I developed at Washington State. There will be a heavy emphasis on local sports and that is something I am comfortable doing.”
“I’m excited to have Riley on our team,” says Wilmot. “He understands the importance of covering local high school sports and creating relationships with local coaches.”
Sr. VP Godwin added, “When we looked around the market, it was obvious to us that local high schools were being ignored. Adding Riley to the station gives us an exclusive live and local presence with a unique point of differentiation within the broadcast and advertising community.”
“I am very grateful for the opportunity and look forward to starting my career on the right foot,” says Corcoran.
(Visit Riley’s STAA Talent Page).