Wyoming SportsTalk Today with Larry Proietti & Brett Henderson every Monday-Friday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on 1480 KRAE. They'll be tackling all of the major local & national sports news of the day. We encourage you to be a part of the discussion each morning - you can reach them in studio at 307-514-1071 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Along with the show in the afternoon, Brett will also be providing the play-by-play for Cheyenne Central, East & South High Schools during the football & basketball seasons.
In terms of Brett's background - I graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO with a degree in Finance & Marketing. After working some jobs that made me question my career path and my own sanity, I decided it was time for a change. I attended the Ohio Center for Broadcasting and told myself I would move anywhere to get my start in the radio business after I graduated. Well, anywhere turned out to be the tiny town of Winner, SD. I worked there for 2 years as the Sports Director. It was a good learning experience as I got to call high school play-by-play and host a Saturday morning coaches call-in show. In the summer of 2010, I took a job in Fort Dodge, IA as a Sports/News Director. I continued with play-by-play responsibilities for high school basketball, football, baseball, and softball. As the News Director I covered the state & local news for a 7 station cluster. It was another good learning experience for me which helped me land my current position here at KRAE. In my free time I enjoy playing golf, spending time with my friends, and tossing the frisbee to my dog Jada at the park."
Larry Proietti started in radio way back in the mid-60's doing kiddie commercials for KKIS, Pittsburgh. The radio station was next to his mom's coffee shop. "I learned a lot from all the announcers, as well as the owner of the radio station at that time. However, when I was in high school or my first year of college, I never gave radio a second thought.
During, my sophomore year at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California, I decided to go to work for our college campus station and I found my true calling. I did it all - announcing, news, sports play by play, and more. Later that year, I got my first part-time job at a commercial radio station KBAI-AM, Morro Bay, California. From there it was off to California State University, Chico, where I got my first full-time job doing afternoons at KSNR-FM, Red bluff in 1978.since then it has been a great ride with other stops in Colorado, Wyoming and now here in Kimball, Nebraska.
Throughout the years it has been a pleasure working with many people both in management and those in the trenches (announcers). I've learned a lot through my 30+ years in the business.
Most recently, my work with KRRR-FM in Cheyenne was a crowning achievement in my career. We took a struggling radio station in a rated market and turned into a market leader.
But, recently my thoughts have turned to the local ownership role. So when, the opportunity became available I decided to jump into this new venture. But, a coach is only as good as his ballclub, so I brought on-board 3 more people, who I know and trust that will help me become successful, as we bring radio to the people the way it used to be. Locally owned and operated. My staff is on the ground floor of something that will continue to grow bigger and better each and every day."