Interviews and articles about and including STAA and Owner Jon Chelesnik

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Matt McConnell asks Jon for advice, tips and information about the sports broadcasting job market. You’ll also learn a bit about Jon’s not-so-glorious Kansas State U. basketball career. 10/06/2020.

Ken Thompson interviews Jon about his own sports broadcasting and his time working with Jim Rome and Lee Hacksaw Hamilton at legendary San Diego sports talker, XTRA Sports 690. 03/13/2020.

Jon critiques the play-by-play calls of legendary fictional announcer of the Cleveland Indians Harry Doyle. We go through all of his clips from Major League 1 and 2. If you are faint of heart there is a bit of colorful language in this podcast, mostly from Harry himself, you are forewarned. 01/28/2016.

Jon appeared with host Korbid Thompson to discuss Jon’s own sports broadcasting career and how his career challenges led to the creation of STAA. Chelesnik calls it “the most insightful interview anyone has ever conducted with me.” 03/11/2013.

Jon appears with host Jeff Biggs to discuss Jon’s own sports broadcasting career, and the founding and success of Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. 01/13/2009.

Jon visits with The Coach Jon Cohn and The Big Dogg Joel Radwanski about how to create a career in sports broadcasting. 12/06/2008.

Gary Ayd chats with Jon about how STAA helps sports broadcasters advance their careers and how sportscasters can help themselves. 12/27/2011

Jon appears with Greg Bicouvaris and Keith Bennett to discuss women in sportscasting, the new Monday Night Football broadcast team and how Sportscasters Talent Agency of America helps professionals transition into sports broadcasting careers from other fields. 6/27/2009.

Jon appears with Ben Heisler to discuss the impetus for the founding of Sportscasters Talent Agency of America and how STAA works to help its clients get jobs. 12/08/2008.

Print Media

St. Cloud State ranked top sports broadcast school in the nation – St. Cloud State University
BSU College of Communication, Information, and Media Nationally Recognized For Esports, Sports Broadcasting Programs – Ball State University
Syracuse is the citadel of college sports and broadcast training; How about smaller schools? – Sports Broadcast Journal
Best Indiana schools for a sports media education – Inside Indiana Business
St. Cloud State ranked top sports broadcast school in the nation – St. Cloud State University
MLB reaches significant inflection point with streaming broadcasts – Southern California News Group
Adam Copeland joins Tom Tolbert as new afternoon drive-time co-host on KNBR – KNBR
Sports Talker Dino Costa is going rogue. Will others follow? – Forbes Magazine
Students meet sports broadcasting employers at media conference – TCU 360
Emerson College becomes launching pad for sports broadcasters – Boston Globe
Why Tim Tebow could be the next great thing . . . on television – Yahoo! Sports
K-State alum is the founder of STAA – The Kansas State Collegian
TV’s most influential sportscasters – Forbes Magazine
Chelesnik featured in Radio & Records Magazine – Radio & Records
Brewers choose Brian Anderson for TV – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Calling all auditions for Brewers – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mariners hire Aaron Goldsmith – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Virginia continues search for new sports voice – Charlotte Daily Progress
Boise State narrows play-by-play search – Idaho Press Tribune
STAA helping Otters fill radio position – Erie Times
STAA All-America Program (Various)
Teaching sportscasting from behind the mic – Palomar Telescope
Campus station debuts sports talk program – Palomar Telescope