Blake Froling

Sports Director, ESPNUP

About Me

 

Experience

ESPN UP WZAM: January 2017-Present (Listen here)

  • Host of a daily sports talk show, SportsPen, from 4-5 p.m. Monday-Friday – recorded over 200 episodes
  • Play-by-play announcer for Westwood High School football and boys and girls basketball
  • Responsible for running station’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Broadcasted 2017 MHSAA 8-player football finals on November 18
  • Edit and voice radio advertisements, station promos
  • For past episodes and interviews, click HERE

Impact 89 FM Sports: September 2013-December 2016

  • Sports Director from April-December 2016 – managed a team of 32 volunteers
  • Play-by-play coordinator from December 2015-August 2016: set up training program at the radio station with 10 students involved, broadcasted men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball
  • Men’s basketball weekly podcast host since September 2015; beat reporter since September 2013
  • Over 100 articles and 40 podcasts published on the website

Spartan Sports Network: August 2013-November 2016

  • Field technician for football games since 2013
  • Assistant producer for Mark Dantonio Post Game Show since 2014
  • Board operator for other Spartan Sports Network broadcasts for four months

Crain’s Detroit Business – May-August 2016

  • (Click here for all content)
  • Full-time general assignment web reporter, with over 80 articles published
  • Three articles featured in the weekly print edition, including one on the front page
  • Assisted with photography and social media

Greater Media Interactive: May-August 2015

  • Writing intern during summer
  • Over 70 articles published for various radio station websites around the country, including WCSX and WRIF in Detroit

Skills

Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Audacity, Hindenburg, Cool Edit Pro, iMovie, Microsoft Office

Education: Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Electronic News – Graduation Date: December 2016

Awards

Twitter: @BFroling

Email: frolingba@gmail.com

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