(May 27, 2016) Just one year after graduating from college and moving to Colorado for his first full-time job, Josh Graham is returning home. An STAA member, Graham is joining 94.3 the game in Greenville, NC as Sports Director. He will be the face of the station on the Eastern North Carolina sports scene.
“My duties will include hosting a new local afternoon sports show, which will be tailored mostly to covering all things East Carolina. Also, I’ll be expected to do some local high school play-by-play,” he says.
Graham isn’t new to The Game. When the station launched in 2014 during Graham’s junior year at East Carolina University, he covered Pirates athletics for the station. Following his graduation last spring, Graham moved to Wray, CO for a sports director position that included play-by-play and sales. He used the opportunity to fine-tune his craft.
“Just like the old cliché goes for athletes, in order to be successful, you must be a student of the game. STAA allowed me to do that. The tools that were provided helped me enhance every aspect of my play-by-play. I swear there were times I’d even spend hours listening to the interviews, taking notes, and reading all of the pointers,” Graham says.
“When I left for Colorado last summer, [The Game] stayed in touch and when they saw a chance to enhance their local coverage, I guess my name was on their list, so they reached out to me.”
Graham anticipates that his prior experience in Greenville will come in handy.
“I built some strong relationships with some of ECU’s coaches, administration and also the local media, so that can only help me,” he says. Honestly, I’m very excited to continue fostering those relationships and to have Eastern North Carolina barbecue back in my life. All of that aside, I feel like I have a good understanding of my audience and what’s important to them.“
(Visit Josh’s STAA Talent Page).