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KSAL Staffer Wins Sports Award

KSAL Staff - February 10, 2016 12:09 pm

A KSAL staffer has won a prestigious sports award.

Mike Hammett has been selected as the 2016 Oscar Stauffer Award winner, honored as the Sportscaster of the Year by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

The Oscar Stauffer Award honors a sports broadcaster and newspaper reporter for their outstanding coverage of high school athletics in Kansas. The KSHSAA has been honoring a sportscaster and a writer with the award since 1975.

Hammett has been Sports Director at KSAL since 2011. He is the play-by-play voice for Salina Central and Salina South High Schools, as well as for Kansas Wesleyan University. He fills in as the play-by-play voice for Kansas State University baseball. Hammett also hosts “In The Zone”, a weeknight sports talk show on KSAL.

This is the second time Hammett has won the Oscar Stauffer Award. He was also the broadcast winner in 2011, while working in radio in Hays.

The 2016 Sportswriter of the Year award winner is Joanna Chadwick, a writer for The Wichita Eagle.

Mike Hammett’s Winning entry:



Sandra Brandenburg

February 10, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Congratulations to you!!

Robert Protzman

February 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

I have worked with Mike for three years. He is a quiet unassuming man here at the office. But, as I visited with an area school Athletic Director just this afternoon what I heard were words describing how professional Mike is when working with his coaches and student-athletes. I heard how much he cheerleads for our radio stations. I heard how much positive Mike puts forth in promoting the schools he covers – showing the good things Salina has to offer. No one is more deserving than Mike Hammett and I am proud of the work he is done – I am also proud of the young family that has grown by two since his arrival at Alpha Media and KSAL!

Robert Protzman

February 10, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Wow, I just read the whole story. It’s been five years rather than three. Time flies!

Larry Larson

February 11, 2016 at 9:17 am


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