Rob Sanderson

Currently located in Corpus Christi, TX

Available for travel / willing to relocate

Broadcasting snapshot

 

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to get into sports broadcasting. I got my foot in the door at age 15 when I joined "The Pain Clinic" (WHTK-AM) as a co-host in July of 2001. Half of my high school days (junior and senior years) were spent taking a Radio & Television Broadcasting course, which included internships with a local radio station and commercial production house.

 

My college years were spent in the fourth-largest media market in the U.S., Philadelphia, as a student at Temple University's School of Media and Communication. During my time at Temple, I was a play-by-play voice for Temple's Division I sports programs including baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse and field hockey, while also serving as a sideline reporter and host for Temple's prestigious men's and women's basketball programs. I anchored and reported sports reports for Temple Update, the school's weekly television news program. I also took on an executive producer and lead anchor role for OwlSports Update. 

 

I began announcing hockey in 2005 after growing up playing the sport and working at an ice rink. TV play-by-play for high school games in Rochester would be my first official hockey work in 2005. Since then I have announced hundreds of hockey games of all different levels across the United States. My interest especially peaked during my 2008 internship at CSN Philadelphia, assisting with hockey broadcasts and highlight shows. During this time I was able to shadow different NHL broadcasters, including Flyers TV voice Jim Jackson.

 

I spent the past five seasons covering the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans. I hosted their pre-game, intermission and post-game shows on FOX Sports 1280, and also filled in on play-by-play for the team. In addition, I also appeared on broadcasts for the Utica Comets (play-by-play), Adirondack Flames (color analyst) and Hamilton Bulldogs (intermission guest). In June 2015, I added newspaper writing to my résumé, covering the Manchester Monarchs' AHL championship run in the Calder Cup Finals for their local paper, the New Hampshire Union Leader.

 

In August 2015, I took the next step in my hockey play-by-play career by accepting the Broadcaster and Media Relations Coordinator position with the Chicago Steel of the USHL, the nation's top junior hockey league.

 
 
Current position

Corpus Christi IceRays (NAHL)

August 2018 - present

Broadcaster and Media Relations Coordinator

2017-18 USHL Media Award winner

Previous position

 

Chicago Steel (USHL)

September 2015 - June 2018

Broadcaster and Media Relations Coordinator

2017-18 USHL Media Award winner

 
American Hockey League experience

 

Rochester Americans

Play-by-Play Announcer: February 22 & March 8, 2014

Radio Host: 2013 - 2015

Radio Co-Host: Feb-May 2012 & 2012-13 season

Host of pre-game, intermission and post-game reports for all "Amerks" broadcasts. Filled in on play-by-play for two full games in 2014, as well as multiple partial games (2-12 minutes each, due to technical difficulties with the main ISDN feed). Was originally a co-host/reporter from February 2012 - May 2013, then took over as host starting with the 2013-2014 AHL season.

 

Utica Comets (94.9 KROCK WKLL-FM)

Play-by-Play Announcer: March 22, 2015; December 26, 2015; December 27, 2015; February 5, 2016; February 6, 2016

 

Adirondack Flames (Hits 95.9 WCQL-FM)

Color Commentator: February 13, 2015

 

"Drop The Puck" (FOX Sports 1280 WHTK-AM)

2010 - 2012

Radio host of an all-hockey talk show featuring interviews with NHL, AHL, NCAA players, coaches and broadcasters. Sold sponsorship packages for the show. Managed website, social media, graphic and apparel design. Full archive of the show is available at dropthepuckradio.com

 

 

Other hockey broadcasting experience

 

Nazareth College Golden Flyers (FOX Sports 1280 / NazAthletics.com)

2012 - 2015

Play-by-Play Announcer

Radio and webcast voice for home and select road men's ice hockey games, as well as lacrosse, volleyball, soccer and field hockey.

 

FASTHockey.com

2009 - present

Play-by-Play Announcer

Some games/tournaments I have called:

-2015 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp (Lake Placid, NY)

-2015 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship (Buffalo, NY)

-2015 USA Hockey Tier I 16U National Championship (Amherst, NY)
-2015 USA Hockey Disabled Festival incl. Adult Sled Hockey National Championship (Amherst, NY)

-2014 MJHL Columbus Day Showcase (Long Island, NY)

-2011 IIHF Men's World Junior Championship pre-tournament (Rochester, NY)
-2010 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship (Chicago, IL)

-2010 USA Hockey Tier II Youth National Championships (Rochester, NY)

-2009 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament (Rochester, NY)

 

Atlantic Hockey Conference (Time Warner Cable SportsChannel)

2013 - 2014

Color Commentator

TV analyst for Atlantic Hockey tournament semifinal games

 

Brighton-East Rochester Barons (ERCN TV-12)

2005 - 2006

Play-by-Play Announcer

TV announcer for high school hockey games

Skills

 

Radio & TV Broadcasting

  incl. COMREX/ISDN/other connections

Media Relations

Social Media

Graphic & Apparel Design

Website Creation & Maintenance
Statistics

Radio Sales

Marketing & Promotions

Travel Booking

 

Software

 

Microsoft Office incl. Excel

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Audition

Adobe Premiere

Final Cut Pro

AVID

Cool Edit Pro

TweetDeck

Audacity

and many more

Newspaper writing

 

New Hampshire Union Leader

Manchester, NH

June 2015 (four stories - print & online)

Covered the Manchester Monarchs' championship run in the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Finals (Utica, NY)

Internships

 

Comcast SportsNet

Philadelphia, PA

Spring 2008

Logged NHL games and assisted in production of TV highlight packages and scripts

 

The Write Creative

East Rochester, NY

Spring 2004: Production

Voiced and edited radio commercials for various U.S. markets

 

90.5 FM WBER

Fairport, NY

2003 - 2004

Disc jockey for alternative radio station

Education

 

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts

BTMM: Broadcast, Telecommunciations and Mass Media

2004 - 2008

Play-by-play and public address announcer, Temple Athletics

Reporter and anchor, Temple Update (sports) & OwlSports Update news shows

Co-founder, "Cherry Crusade" student fan organization

 

Eastern Monroe Career Center

Fairport, NY

Certificate of Completion

Advanced Radio & TV Broadcasting

2002 - 2004

 

Pittsford Mendon High School

Pittsford, NY

2000 - 2004

Miscellaneous experience

 

The Pain Clinic talk show (FOX Sports 1280)

Rochester, NY

Co-host

2001 - 2015

 

Professional wrestling announcing

United States and Canada

2004 - present

Companies worked for include:

-WrestleCircus (live streams on Twitch.TV)
-2CW: Squared Circle Wrestling (two iPPV broadcasts which trended #1 worldwide on Twitter)

-Pier 6 Wrestling (Rochester's CW-16 WHAM-TV)

-WrestleVision (my18 WBGT-TV)
-Ballpark Brawl
-Next Era Wrestling

and many more

 

My18 Rochester WBGT-TV

Rochester, NY

Indoor football camera operator, production assistant and TV commercial voiceovers

2001 - 2008

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

© 2015 Rob Sanderson.

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