Alumni Spotlight: Michael Spillan-Colorado Media School 2012 Alumni
Meet Colorado Media School alumnus Michael Spillan, 2012 graduate of the Radio & TV Broadcasting program and 2019 graduate of the Sports Broadcasting program. Since graduation, Michael has been very busy!
Michael runs his own Podcasting Network, Elevation5280Sports, and hires Colorado Media School Interns, providing them a place to showcase their content, grow their following and build a network for success. Now under RockyMountainSportsNet., students are able to create their own 30-minute Sports Podcasts, gaining hands-on experience as they sharpen their skills.
Local Career Services Director Deborah Byrd caught up with Michael to talk about the many projects that he is creating for Denver’s Sports Station, 104.3 KKFN The Fan / ESPN Radio 1600. Now enjoying his second year with this industry leader, Michael is producing many of the daily shows. With his love of sports, Michael also produces KLAHR AND KOMPANY, on ESPN 1600 and has enjoyed the opportunity to host, as well. He is also on the Producers Podcast which features the producers at the Fan and can be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
In addition, Michael does Play by Play Announcing for NSPN.TV and the on-air Intermin Report during The University of Denver’s Hockey and Basketball game intermissions.
Michael’s advice to students and graduates is, “Take all opportunities and any shifts you are offered. Don’t turn anything down. You don’t know where these opportunities may lead you to!”
We invite you to follow Michael on Twitter: @michaelspillin and Instagram: @sportsjunkie25
To learn more about our programs and to meet our career-ready graduates, please Inbox local Career Services Director Deborah Byrd.