About me


My name is Zachary Cantrell.  I have wanted to work in the sports and media broadcasting arena for many years and I believe I can bring an energy, dedication and a knowledge of sports that will benefit your organization.  I attended Bowling Green State University and I was a member of the Radio Sports Organization there.  While there I hosted or co-hosted numerous sports radio shows along with a general information radio show which covered everything from sports to music. That last show was awarded the Best Radio Show of 2017. I called just about every sport that BGSU has to offer.  From football to basketball to swimming, I have called them all as either a play by play person, an analyst or a sideline reporter.  I was awarded Best Football Broadcaster of 2017 for my efforts.  I have appeared on ESPN3 calling BGSU men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s swimming and diving.  When I wasn’t calling a game, I hosted halftime shows which consisted of analysis of the team play as well as providing scores and updates for all sports. I also did promos for the various shows and for the radio station.  While there I also received my FM qualification so I am proficient at running the boards and working behind the scenes.  I am more than willing to do what it takes, whether it is behind the scenes or in front of a microphone, to be a success in this business.
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                              Board Certified FCC Certified Statistical Analysis Proficient in Microsoft Office Creative On-Air Personality Story Telling Customer Service Interviewing and Hiring Staff Well-prepared

EXPERIENCE


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WTVN 610 AM                                                                                                       Worked through the Hilliard Bradley Career Mentorship program to cover high school football and basketball. Covered Ohio State athletics including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, volleyball and tennis as well as the Columbus Clippers. Responsibilities included post-game interviews, recording press conferences, and uploading soundbites for the Morning Show to use.

Sep 01, 2011

ON AIR PERSONALITY

ESPN3 UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION INITIATIVE                                                                          While at Bowling Green participated in the ESPN3 University Production Initiative 2016 Performed play-by-play and color commentary on ESPN3 for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and women’s swimming and diving.

Jun 01, 2015

ON AIR PERSONALITY

88.1 FM WBGU                                                                                                              ​ Hosted/co-hosted on-campus radio shows: The Source, The Orange and Brown Show, and The Ohio Boys. Provided listeners with segments about national and BGSU-related sports, predictions for upcoming games. Accepted and broadcasted live phone calls from listeners and answered questions live on-air. Produced and self-produced radio shows, as well as other on-air staff programs. Named Top Radio Show for The Ohio Boys.

May 01, 2017

STAFF MEMBER

BOWLING GREEN RADIO SPORTS ORGANIZATION                                               ​ Provided on-air play-by-play and color commentary for school athletic events. Produced segments and reported from the sidelines of live events including traveling with flagship sports to provide live coverage for away games/events. Covered all athletic events including football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, women’s volleyball, and swimming and diving. Served as the Promotions Director during the 2016-2017 school year; duties included being active with social media posts, marketing, and engaging new potential members. Named Football Broadcaster of the Year for 2017.

May 01, 2017

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WBNS 97.1 FM - THE FAN                                                                                 ​ Assisted in covering Ohio State Athletics including camera work, interviewing players, and attending press conferences. Recorded interviews with players and members of the athletic staff utilizing times before and after practices and games. Created podcasts for listeners each week, with content emphasis on local sports. Edited and uploaded soundbites for on-air use during live radio shows.

Aug 01, 2017

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