Many people don’t like change. Trevor Grady, though, embraces it. The Ohio native and Penn State University grad is moving to Missouri to join KCHI radio in Chillicothe.
“My title is Sports Director/Afternoon Drive Host,” Grady smiles. “My responsibilities include providing play-by-play coverage for Chillicothe High School’s football, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer teams. I am also the on-air host for afternoon drive.”
Moving to Missouri carries some trepidation, but even more excitement for Grady.
“There are certainly daunting parts of moving to a state that I have never lived in, but I am always excited to meet new people and see new places. I grew up in Ohio, but was eager to get a change of scenery for college. I feel similar at this point in my life and am very excited for the next chapter in Missouri!”
It’s the second time the KCHI position has opened in recent months. The previous hire left after several weeks to be closer to family. Grady moves into the job less than one month after joining STAA.
“Trevor made a good impression when I spoke to him upon joining STAA. His experience matched what KCHI needed, so I suggested that station owner Patti Leatherman contact him,” recalls STAA Owner Jon Chelesnik.
Grady joined STAA upon the suggestion of his college roommate. “Jake Starr referred me to STAA. He is a member and is always using STAA to further his career.”
I joined STAA because I saw how many valuable job leads, broadcasting tips, and resources that STAA provided and I knew it would be extremely helpful to have access to them myself,” Grady recalls. “My thoughts were validated quickly as I found my first job within a month of joining!”
Grady graduated from Penn State this spring. During his time in Happy Valley, he called radio play-by-play for 11 PSU varsity sports and TV games on Big Ten Network+.
The variety of opportunities is what drew Grady to KCHI. “Getting to provide play-by-play coverage while also getting tons of experience live on the radio everyday was extremely enticing,” he grins. “I also had the chance to come out to Chillicothe before accepting the position, and it is definitely a family at KCHI.”