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I am a co-host on The Drive with Charlie & Dan, the Capital Region's No. 1 rated sports talk radio show. I've held this position since April 2021.
On April 19, 2021, I made my professional sports talk radio debut, as one-half of the afternoon drive show on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Two years later, and I am still proudly in my position as co-host of the Capital Region's top-rated sports talk program, The Drive with Charlie and Dan.
"The Drive" finished in a tie for second place in the Neilsen ratings in the market during the fall ratings period for the station's primary demographic, Men 25-54. The show has welcomed such prominent guests as Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lawrence Tynes, Bronson Arroyo, Bert Kreischer and more.
One of our show's primary focuses has been establishing our brand within the Capital Region sports community. We average at least one remote broadcast per week during the calendar year, broadcasting from local area sports bars, retail stores and sports facilities.
In Q1 2023, The Drive with Charlie and Dan launched its official podcast, a huge step in our continued multi-platform brand development. The podcast features on-demand clips of past interviews and conversations, and is available wherever you download your podcasts.
I am the Brand Manager (Program Director) of 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio, responsible for all aspects of the brand, including on-air and online.
On the same day, April 19, 2021, I began my run as Brand Manager of 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio in Albany, New York.
The company that owns WTMM made my primary objective very clear upon hiring me in 2021: develop 360-degree content that can be utilized across all brand elements. Content should have some form of application on-air, online and on our app.
Since that time, I have worked tirelessly to re-imagine the 104.5 The Team brand and feel. Among the numerous changes that have successfully been made have been a fresh voice for station imaging and promotional elements, a blend of sports and lifestyle written content, a re-design of all social graphics and social media homepages, and much more.
I am largely a one-man team when it comes to running Team: all live show broadcasts, all game broadcasts, and all digital/social media strategies are either directly executed by me, or run by me before being executed by a member of our team.
I hosted an award-winning talk show on 98.1 WQAQ at Quinnipiac University for four years, and served as Station GM during my senior year.
Since September of 2016, I have been the host of From The Bleachers, a weekly sports show on WQAQ 98.1-FM. The show features myself, as well as three co-hosts and a Social Media Manager.
Over the show's run, I've interviewed such notable people as NESN's Tom Caron, Boston PD Commissioner William Evans, Olympic hockey player John McCarthy, Phillies play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy, and more.
As part of hosting the show, I run the in-studio board and telephone, as well as the music program, Zetta, on the studio computer. I am responsible for screening and airing phone calls, cueing breaks, and playing music in and out of said breaks in addition to my on-air duties. I am also responsible for editing the recorded audio from each episode, and posting the episode to our iTunes Podcast page.
In August of 2018, we re-branded our Twitter account, and launced a brand new blog/show website, with over 15 bloggers and 5 new sports podcasts joining our brand. FTB has grown from a simple radio show, to one of the most recognizable brands at Quinnipiac University.
CLICK HERE to visit From The Bleachers' website
CLICK HERE to visit the FTB iTunes page
CLICK HERE to visit FTB on Twitter
I served as the Radio Engineer for the Hartford Yard Goats on News Radio 1410 WPOP during the summer of 2017.
During the summer of 2017, I interned for the Hartford Yard Goats, the AA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, during their first season at the new Dunkin Donuts Park.
For this internship, I was the on-site Radio Engineer/Producer for each home broadcast. I was in charge of sending the broadcast to commercial and bringing them back on the air, as well as recording the broadcast, and cutting highlights for the post-game show and the next day's pregame show.
During this summer, I innovated the intern position, researching facts and statistics to help the on-air talent. I also created the "Radio Retweet" graphic, which allowed me to match an audio highlight with a visual for the Yard Goats Twitter account.
As a result of my work, I was hired the following summer as the Media Assistant. In this role, I coordinated interviews between players and local media. I was also responsible for a postgame interview with Yard Goats manager, Warren Schaeffer, after each game.