(September 24, 2013) STAA client Jim Tarabocchia has been hired as Sports/News Director at KASL AM 1240 in Newcastle, WY. His new duties include daily sportscasts, play-by-play for various high school sports, and hosting a weekly coaches show and a bi-weekly sports talk show.
“I get everyday radio experience on and off the mic while getting to do football and basketball play-by-play,” says Tarabocchia. “It also gives me the chance to meet new people and network with people from different parts of the country.”
A 2013 graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Tarabocchia gained considerable play-by-play experience on campus radio station WEXP. He also spent last summer broadcasting baseball in the Florida Collegiate Summer League.
An STAA client since July, Tarabocchia learned of the Newcastle job in an email from STAA. “I quickly sent an email with my resume and demo to [Station Manager] Kevin Senger. From there I was lucky enough to get an interview and before you know it I’m here in Newcastle doing what I love to do.”
In addition to the job leads that come with his STAA membership, Tarabocchia also credits his STAA Talent Page for making the job market easier. “I have all of my materials [demo and resume] in one place. That helps keep me organized when I apply for a position. Going for a highly competitive job is tough enough but having my materials in one place makes it so much easier.
“STAA’s services have been a huge difference.”
(Visit Jims STAA Talent Page).