Stiff joining WTKM in Hartford, WI

Brady StiffSuccess is when preparation meets opportunity. STAA client Brady Stiff has found success in the job market, joining WTKM Radio in Hartford, WI as Sports Director and On-Air Host.

Stiff landed the job through a connection at WGN in Chicago, where he’s been a producer since 2009. “I randomly ran into the general manager Tom Langmyer one night while I was there to produce a Cubs game (Langmyer has since left WGN).” Tom and I had never met before, so he proposed that I come in during the day sometime so he could get to know me a little bit.”

During that meeting, Langmyer mentioned that a friend of his at WTKM was looking for someone to fill the Sports Director/Host position. “[Langmyer] thought it would be a great opportunity, especially at the entry level. So I applied, went through the interview process, and landed the job.

“It’s funny, this never would have happened if I hadn’t run into Tom by pure chance that one night.”

This is Stiff’s first full-time job in radio. “Both Tom Langmyer and my eventual boss Dave Stout (owner of WTKM) stressed the need for me to be a broadcaster, not just a sportscaster. It’s an opportunity to break into a format that I wasn’t as familiar with before, while staying true to my roots in sports at the same time. I’m going to learn a lot, not just about radio, but broadcasting in general.”

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