Hundreds entered. Five are moving on.
65 Toss Power Trap Productions, the in-house production arm of the Kansas City Chiefs, has narrowed it’s first-ever “Rock The Mic” contest down to five finalists.
Part of the Chiefs 50 years in Kansas City celebration, the contest invited fans to submit a one minute demo reel for a chance to report live from the sideline during the second half of the Chiefs-Packers preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 30th.
The winner will become part of the Chiefs preseason broadcast team alongside Trent Green, Paul Burmeister and Josh Looney. They’ll travel to Green Bay, meet players and coaches, and go through the game production process from start to finish.
“As we celebrate our 50 years in Kansas City we want to celebrate alongside the fans,” said Vice President of Media and Marketing Rob Alberino. “As a production group we thought it would be a great idea to include the fans in our first year of preseason telecasts. The Rock the Mic contest was a perfect marriage of both of these things.”
Narrowing down the field of candidates was tedious process due to overwhelming fan interest producing far more than five viable finalists. But the preseason production team had to settle on five. Now it’s your turn to decide the winner.
Fans can vote for their favorite finalists by visiting the Rock The Mic contest page on KCChiefs50.com. Voting starts today and ends on August 23rd. A maximum of one vote per account is allowed once each day, so spread the word for your favorite finalist and start voting!
Last month, fans voted Adam Thomas and Harry Travis as the winners of Voice of the Kingdom contest. The country music, Chiefs-loving duo will sing the national anthem at Arrowhead Stadium before the Chiefs vs. Seahawks preseason game on August 24th.
The Chiefs recently announced the Tony DiPardo Fan of the Year contest as well. Stay tuned throughout the season for more contests celebrating 50 years in Kansas City!
Meet the Rock The Mic finalists…
He grew up listening to Mitch Holthus which is where his passion for commentating began. During home games he strives to improve by calling the games on a digital voice recorder. He is a full-time dad in the midst of a career change and is back in college.
What he said…
“This is more than a contest to me. I want to be a professional in this industry. The graciousness of the club to even think to offer this chance for someone is greatness itself. The fact that there may be a window for a non-conventional, upstart like me to showcase my skill set with the added incentive of performing for the Chiefs and Chiefs Fans, leaves me inspired. Lastly, I know it takes years to break into this industry at this level, so being able to get experience through this contest is a great gesture to whoever wins, all because of THE CHIEFS!!”
She attends Western Kentucky University and is expected to graduate in May 2013. She is an aspiring sportscaster and recently interned in the sports department of KMBC Channel 9.
What she said…
“An opportunity to be a sideline reporter would be, so very cliché, but a dream come true. I know that I can show my sports knowledge and on-air presence rather than tell about it, and would be honored to represent the Chiefs and Kansas City.”
She is a student at the University of Virginia where she works in the media department. From a young age she had a passion for football and even told her parents at age seven that she wanted to be a wide receiver.
What she said…
“My media job at UVa has absolutely stolen my heart and I can absolutely see myself going to the brink to pursue a career in sports broadcasting because it's never work, its passion. I appreciate the opportunity to put my foot in a bigger door, and would not take for granted a chance to spend a half on the field in Kansas City. Just watch out, you might catch me turning around to watch the game from time to time and straining to keep from shouting like the crazy football fan I am at heart.”
A native to Kansas City, he attended Chiefs games throughout his childhood. He will be a senior at Kansas University and is majoring in Journalism. His goal is to become a sports talk radio host or a sports anchor.
What he said…
“To have this potential opportunity to work with the Chiefs and 65 Toss Power Trap Productions is incredible. This would be an unbelievable experience as I work toward my dream and goal of working in the broadcasting industry.”
She is very enthusiastic about football and has learned the rules and strategies from her father who is a college football official. She is a student at Southwest Baptist University and is studying Social Work.
What she said…
“…I still have a huge interest in broadcasting and would be absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Chiefs broadcasting team on August 30th and am open to wherever that opportunity would take me.”