August 16, 2011
Welcome to the first installment of The Woodshed! I am very excited to launch this blog which will serve as an additional outlet of information and communication for WBKO viewers and local sports fans in general. In this blog, you will find news and notes you won’t always see during the sportscasts on WBKO because quite frankly, we don’t always have enough time in our daily sportscasts to discuss everything that’s going on. You will also find a small dose of opinion from time to time. While this blog will primarily focus on local sports (WKU, preps, Hot Rods, etc) I will periodically discuss the NFL, NASCAR and more.
Just to give you my background and credentials, I grew up in northern Kentucky and attended Boone County High School. I am a 2005 graduate of Western Kentucky University and with the exception of about six months after graduation, I have called Bowling Green my home for about ten years. My career at WBKO started in late 2005 as a news photographer. A few months later, I moved to third shift and served as the overnight tape editor and AM sports anchor. Shortly after that, I became the Weekend Sports Anchor, a position I held until this past July when I was promoted to Sports Director.
In my five and a half years at WBKO, I’ve been fortunate to cover some very exciting sporting events. My personal favorites are following WKU Basketball to the Sweet 16, the 2008 Ryder Cup in Louisville, covering WKU Football games at Virginia Tech, Navy and Nebraska, the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, and the Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.
I love the NFL. Let me say it again. I love the NFL. I’ve also watched NASCAR since I was three years-old. And yes, I was a die-hard Dale Earnhardt fan. And yes, I cried when he lost his life at Daytona.
I promise the rest of my entries will not be about me. I did, however, want to provide you with my work experience and background so that YOU know that I know what I am writing about.
Have a great Tuesday everyone and we will talk again soon!