(July 14, 2011) The moment Chris Tubbs saw the job description for a sports talk host, sports update anchor and play-by-play broadcaster in South Dakota, he knew he was the perfect fit. As it turns out, the radio station agreed. An STAA client, Tubbs is joining Backyard Broadcasting’s six-station cluster in Sioux Falls.
“I knew everything they were looking for were things I had already done,” Tubbs says. “I was confident once they took a look at my stuff that I would stand a pretty good chance.”
Tubbs will be co-hosting a daily sports talk show from 3-6 pm on 1230 KWSN. He will also broadcast sports updates prior to the show, host coaches shows, and handle various high school and college play-by-play. He replaces fellow STAA John Gaskins, who recently took a sports talk job in Lincoln, NE.
“I really enjoy what the job will be,” Tubbs says excitedly. “The Sioux Falls area is fantastic. It’s a family friendly atmosphere and it’s close to family. It’s a good opportunity for [my family] to put down some roots. It’s just as much about my wife (Kim) and my daughter (Hannah, 1) as it is about me.”
Tubbs’ resume includes time at several stations throughout the Midwest. Most recently, though, Tubbs has been in business for himself as co-owner of TJ Sports Online (www.tjsportsonline.net), a website featuring The Sports Lounge Show and play-by-play for various high school, college and professional sports in and around the greater Minneapolis region.
Tubbs originally joined STAA in 2007. He has consistently taken advantage of the range of services that come with being a client.
“To have [the STAA] name recognition and experience and contacts behind something like this is so helpful. Anyone who is looking for a job or is looking for help would be absolutely foolish to not use your services,” says Tubbs.
As for his new job, Tubbs can’t wait to get started.
“There are no negatives to this position,” Tubbs says. “When considering the pros and cons, everything I came up with was a pro.”