Reid Magnum Named STAA All-American

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    by Web manager
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    Mon May 23 2016

WSUM's very own Reid Magnum placed 4th in the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America's (STAA) Jim Nantz Award. This competition recognizes the most outstanding collegiate radio and TV sports broadcasters, encouraging sportscasters to strive to achieve their best.  Each spring since 2009, the nation's most outstanding collegiate sportscaster is presented the Jim Nantz Award, named in honor of the award winning CBS sports broadcaster.

Reid is a recent graduate of UW-Madison with a double major in business. He was the Sports Director at WSUM for 4 years, starting his freshman year all the way through the end of senior year. His position as the Sports Director included play-by-play calls of men's and women's basketball, hockey, and soccer, as well as football, softball, and volleyball. He has also called Wisconsin Women's hockey for iHeartmedia for the last three seasons.

Reid has also been a host for three years of “The Student Section,” WSUM's signature sports talk show, and has trained dozens of sports DJs to become their own sportscasters. Recently, Reid trained Alec Garcia to take over as the station's next Sports Director. With the opportunity of becoming a sportscaster for UW-Madison student radio, Reid has called the Badgers' runs to the final four, Rose Bowl, Big Ten Championship games, and so much more.

By finishing in 4th place, Reid was one of five sportscasters to be named as an STAA All-American. This amazing accomplishment can be added on to his outstanding career at WSUM. He is also a winner of multiple Wisconsin Broadcaster Association awards of excellence for his work in sports play-by-play and sporting news. He has also been nominated for national awards at College Broadcasters Inc., and the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for play-by-play in football, volleyball, hockey, and basketball.

The 2016 National Sports Media Association (NSMA) awards weekend will be June 18th thru the 20th in Salisbury, NC, where the Jim Nantz Trophy will be presented. Reid will be one of 20 esteemed sportscasters who will be recognized during the event. More information can be found at