Resume

Chris Pope

OBJECTIVE

To continue my broadcasting career while using my ability to tell stories to enhance the connection with the listeners and viewers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Extremely efficient in Microsoft Office
  2. Comfortable with Avid editing system
  3. Very effective with Burli Software and Newsroom
  4. Very confident with the Scott and Media Touch systems
  5. Familiar with all aspects of putting together a show including producing, directing, editing, writing, hosting, ENG, reporting, switching, prompter, and audio

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

2008-2010 – College of Sports Media
Graduated from the program learning all aspects of sports media while working with
Insight Sports (WFN, Game TV, NHL Network)

2007-08  – Brock University
Finished one year in the General Arts Program

2005-07 – Mohawk College
Graduated with diploma in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Worked as a Resident Advisor at the college residence and with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL

WORKING EXPERIENCE

September 2014 – Present
Rogers Kitchener Radio Group – Manager/News Anchor

– Read and write the Afternoon News
– Hunt down and report different stories daily
– Host my own weekend local sports show, “Head Start”
– Manage a staff of 15 people
– Do the scheduling, and deal with day-to-day issues
– Promote and represent the radio station around the city

September 2014 – April 2015
Host for Kitchener Rangers Hockey on Rogers TV

– Assist in the pre-show meeting with ideas and planning out the upcoming show
– Interview the players and coaches during and after the game
– Interact with fans when available to represent the station positively

February 2014 – Sept 2014
660News – News/Sports Anchor

– Read and write the evening news five days a week
– Promote and represent the radio station around the city

Sept 2011 – Feb 2014
News1130, 104.9 SONiC, 96.9 Jack FM – News/Sports Anchor

Anchor the news
– Anchor the sports desk on the weekend
– Assist in preparation for the morning show
– Weekend news anchor for 104.9 SONiC

March 2011 – Sept 2011
570News, 96.7 CHYM FM, 106.7 KICX FM – Anchor/Reporter

Anchor the news wheel
– Filled in as the afternoon anchor
– Produced and hosted a feature on the city’s baseball team: “Pope’s Panthers Prowl”
– Filled in as host of the Kitchener Rangers Post Game call-in show during the playoffs

September 2010 – March 2010
CKNX AM920, 101.7 The One and 94.5 The Bull – News Anchor/Reporter

Prepared and performed newscasts
– Interacted with the announcer on and off-air
– Filled in for the morning show when needed on both The One and The Bull
– Was an analyst on The Talk Show for the World Junior Tournament
– Colour Commentator for the Ontario Hockey Association Game of the Week

May 2010 – August 2010
Bodog Beat –Writer

Wrote daily pre-game articles advising people on certain betting lines
– Researched team and player history
– Met daily deadlines

Feb 2010 – May 2010
The Haze Fm – Colour Commentator

Covered the Mississauga Majors of the OHL at home and on the road
– Conducted pre-game interviews with coaches and players
– Hosted the post and pre-game show
– Hosted a weekly recap of the OHL

Feb 2009 – Sept 2010
Tennis Canada – Technical Producer for TopSpin Radio

Managed the audio board and switcher for a weekly podcast covering the world of Tennis
– Built the entire set for the show
– Ran the Twitter account
– Performed the same duty for our daily show during the Rogers Cup in Toronto

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

Goalie Coach for the Wingham Ironmen in the Western Jr. “C” League.
Helped coach many sports teams and helped run many hockey schools
Raised money and rode the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke
Umpired local baseball for various ages
Refereed local hockey for various ages

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