(August 14, 2014) Justin Myers is moving from market No. 149 to No. 15 without having to leave the Pacific Northwest. An STAA client since 2011, Myers is joining 710 ESPN in Seattle. He’ll host a sports talk show weeknights from 7 to 9,- and produce The Bob and Groz Show daily from Noon to 3.
Myers moves to the Emerald City from Eugene, OR where he has hosted daily shows since 2007.
“The most attractive part [of the opportunity] is being able to host in a major market but not being thrown into the deep end. I will be working with two established and talented hosts in the afternoon (Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby) that I am looking forward to learning from, and also getting the chance to host in the evenings. It is really an ideal situation,” says Myers.
STAA shared the job opening with clients in late June. The station received more than 100 applications. During the interview, 710 ESPN Program Director Mike Salk made it a point to tell Myers how much he appreciated the convenience of reviewing Myers’ demo and resume on his STAA Talent Page.
“With a large number of applicants, I truly believe it gave me an advantage. The easier it is to hear your stuff the better shot you have to get an interview,” says Myers.
A 2000 graduate of Western Oregon University, Myers is excited to continue his career in a part of the country he loves. “It’s great being able to work in a major market and still be close to home (southern Oregon). Plus, coming in with knowledge of the Northwest sports scene I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity.
(Visit Justin’s STAA Talent Page).