Lacy ready for small town challenge

Andrew Lacy(October 21, 2011) Havre, Montana is a beautiful community with a quality standard of living. However, the fact it is relatively isolated from any major metropolitan areas proves difficult for some who relocate there. Scottsbluff, NE native Andrew Lacy believes he is up to the challenge. An STAA client, Lacy is joining the on-air staff at New Media Broadcasters in Havre.

“It’s a long way from home, but from what I’ve read, it’s really not that different from Scottsbluff,” Lacy says.

At NMB’s four-station cluster, Lacy’s duties will include sports, news, board shifts and production work. Instead of being overwhelmed by Havre’s locale, Lacy is motivated by the challenge. “Its a chance for me to go out there in kind of an unfamiliar place where there’s not really a safety net,” Lacy says. “It’s definitely going to be a challenge to see what I’ve got and try to improve myself.”

Both Havre and Scottsbluff are considered small – Havre with roughly 9,000 residents, Scottsbluff approximately 15,000.

Lacy, who joined STAA in March, is the fifth STAA client to be hired by NMB. It’s the third time he has applied with them. The first time, in May, he submitted a cover letter and the link to his STAA Talent Page didn’t hear back. The second time, he interviewed but didn’t get the job. However, NMB Program Director Geoff Cole told Lacy there might be another upcoming opportunity. Motivated by the encouragement, Lacy stayed in touch. When the new opportunity arose, Cole contacted Lacy and encouraged him to apply.

“A couple weeks later he offered [the job] to me,” Lacy grins.

(Visit Andrew’s STAA Talent Page).

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