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Happy Trails Mike

Jeff Garretson - August 26, 2016 2:03 pm

Mike Hammett

Mike Hammett

Since he first stepped into a broadcast booth – his dream has been to become the voice of an NCAA Division I sports program.

Next step up is in Oklahoma.

Now the voice of the KW Coyotes is moving south to call the action for the Bulldogs.

KSAL’s Sports Director Mike Hammett spent some overtime behind the mic Friday with Rich and Jeff – talking about his new job in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

“The thing that attracted me down there is a chance to move up to NCAA Division II play-by-play and that’s with Southwestern Oklahoma State University.”

Hammett joined KSAL and the family of Alpha Media radio stations in 2011 and has been twice honored with the Oscar Stauffer Sportscaster of the Year Award in 2011 and 2016 as well as winning multiple Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards for his work in the pressbox and in the studio.

“It’s going to be a challenge but I’m looking forward to it – the fourth day on the job here we go because the Southwestern actually plays Thursday night to open their season instead of Saturday,” he said.

Hammet joins a group of stations owned by Wright Wradio, that include KWEY 95.5 FM/1590 AM, KCLI 93.3 FM, KKZU 101.7 FM.

Pat Strathman will move over from AM 580 WIBW in Topeka to become KSAL’s Sports Director and newest voice of the Salina Central High Mustangs and KWU Coyotes.

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