Play by Play Broadcaster
WKKI 94.3 FM – Celina, Ohio
November 2014 – Present
Play By Play Broadcaster
iBN Sports – Mentor, Ohio
October 2012 – June 2013
Broadcasted 2 games for 2012 Ohio High School State Semi-Finalist Mentor Cardinals football team
Play By Play Broadcaster
Northeast Ohio Predators
January 2014 – Present
As the Play by Play voice of the Northeast Ohio Predators I have been responsible for all of the audio gameday operations for broadcasts exclusively on www.neopredators.com. I have also been in charge of writing game stories/recaps for the website and drafting press releases to send to local media about the organizations games and charitable endeavors.
Interactive Communications Director
Lima Warriors Amateur Football Inc – Lima, Ohio
May 2009 – January 2013
When I started with the Lima Warriors I was a Color Analyst for games done exclusively on limawarriors.com, but have since become the voice of the team as their Play by Play Announcer, and eventually the Interactive Communications Director. One of the major duties I have been given is to prepare game previews and game summaries that are featured on the website, as well as conducting taped interviews and creating multimedia content for Limawarriors.com.
Since 2011 I have also taken on the task of managing and developing content, as well as helping to redesign the website itself.
Zsportslive.com – Ottawa, Ohio
March 2011 – Present
My role at Zsportslive has been to provide Play by Play Announcing for coverage of high school football, baseball, soccer, volleyball and basketball on zsportslive and wzoqradio.
Play by Play Announcer
June 2008 – Present
Since joining War Wrestling I have had many jobs to help and try to grow the brand. My current position is Play by Play Announcer at War Wrestling events that are produced and distributed for DVD as well as on IPPV.
WWRD TV-32 – Springfield, Ohio
November 2011 – January 2013
As the Sports Director of WWRD I was responsible for bringing the best and most intriguing local sports content in the Dayton area as well as to help pick which games would be broadcast. The work I am most proud of from my time at RTV32 came from working the sidelines during football season as well as play by play for soccer and basketball.
Master Control Engineer
Lima Communications Co – Lima, Ohio
February 2009 – August 2011
* Monitoring live events and taped syndication programming on four stations
* Responsible for managing daily recordings and preparing tapes for air
* Working with multiple departments to create the playback automation log
* Responsible for operation of four network stations(ABC,CBS,FOX,NBC), as well as running live sporting events and news. Also responsible for keeping transmitter readings as well as being helpful to news and sales.
* Backup to Satellite Coordinator when he is off or needs help recording as well as segmenting shows and setting up feeds.
TV 67 Inc.- Lima, Ohio
October 2002 – February 2009
* Responsible for operation of three network stations(ABC,CBS,FOX), as well as running live sporting events and news. Recording of satellite shows and prepping them for air also.
* Responsible for managing daily recordings and overseeing four stations unsupervised
* Segmenting programs for future air and encoding commercials for air
* Running live news broadcasts on a daily basis and troubleshooting all problems that may arise
Radio Disc Jockey
WCSM Radio – Celina, Ohio
January 2000 – January 2004
* Playing songs and commercials on live radio and responsible for listener interactions and requests
* Managing syndicated satellite programming and conducting transmitter readings on a daily basis
Michael Hirn’s Honors and Awards
2013 Rising Stars In #SportsbizSports Networker
- January 2013
Sports Networker has blessed me to be named one of their Rising Stars for 2013 to watch: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/2013/01/01/rising-stars-in-sportsbiz-in-2013/
Volunteer of the YearLima Warriors Football
- December 2012
I was named the 2012 Volunteer of the Year at the Lima Warriors end of the year banquet for work done behind the scenes and with our broadcasts/website.
Michael Hirn’s Skills & Expertise
Great People Skills
Play by Play