Name Ryan McLaughlin
About My name is Ryan McLaughlin and I have been involved in radio since February 2008. I got my first start in radio at the station on the campus of my Alma Mater (The University of Alabama at Birmingham - UAB: BlazeRadio. As a DJ, I was doing 3 shows a week (FRI, SAT, SUN)and went from simply spinning songs to hosting countdown shows to eventually coordinating the broadcasts of and serving as a color analyst and play-by-play man for our school's Intramural Athletics Broadcasts. In the Summer of 2009 I was named the General Manager of BlazeRadio and was responsible for the largest staff and highest listener ratings in station history. In 2010 I made my first venture into professional territory by interning with WJOX-FM in Birmingham, AL. I learned ways to craft my production skills, as well as tips on how to prepare for shows. After graduating in 2011, I became a Promotions Tech for Citadel/Cumulus Media and also became a part-time Board Op for WJOX and WAPI FM. In the Fall of 2011, I became the producer for Richard Dixon of WAPI-FM and the co-host for WJOX's "JOX Gameday Overtime" (eventually becoming co-host of JOX Gameday).

Starting June 2012, I became an admissions counselor for UAB, which is a full-time position. I have since discontinued my connection with WAPI-FM, but have continued to serve as a co-host for JOX Gameday.

I also write part time for a blog called "From The Rafters"
Website URL
Category Sports Announcer Personality
Nationality American
Contact Details
Email rkmclaughlin89(at)
Cell Phone No. 205.994.4998
Air Check
City / Town Birmingham
Street Address
Province / State Alabama
Country USA
[Availability & Optional Preferences]
Zip / Post Code 35244
Available to Start
Location Preference I would prefer to work in the southeast and east of the Mississippi river in general, however, I'm not big on location, just a chance.
[Education & Experience]
Positions Interested In? Any On Air Timeframe, Asst. PD position, or Production
Highest Education Bachelor's
Education Summary Graduated from UAB in Spring of 2011 with a Bachelor's in Mass Communication. Currently working on a Masters in Communication Management (as of SP14)
Work Experience Relevant Experience:
2/2008 - 6/2012 - Radio Personality (BlazeRadio)
6/2009 - 6/2011 - General Manager (BlazeRadio)
8/2010 - 5/2011 - Intern, WJOX FM
5/2011 - 10/2011 - Promotions Tech/Cumulus
10/2011 - 6/2012 - Producer, Richard Dixon of WAPI-FM
10/2011 - Current - Co-host: JOX Gameday (WJOX FM)
6/2012 - Current - UAB Admissions Counselor
Experience Years 3-6 Yr
Salary Range 29,000 - 40,000
Additional Notes
   I have more air checks if needed for other genres (talk, Urban, Top 40), can provide upon request.

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