My name is Sean and I entered the world on a fall evening in October 1986. I was born and raised in the not-so-great state of Maryland. Unfortunately for me, I still reside in Maryland but I am always looking for a way out. When, not if, I leave Maryland I will definitely miss Old Bay seasoning more than anything else.
Life has not come easily for me. I was born with a developmental disability called Cerebral Palsy, more commonly referred to by its initials CP. As a result, I require the use of a power wheelchair for mobility. Having a disability presents as a challenge in some cases but not all. My disability is part of me but I live my life constantly striving to make sure it doesn’t, and won’t ever define who I am.
They say you only find one true love in life and are considered lucky if you ever find it. My first love is sports. I love sports. I love the drama, the competition, and everything else that comes along with them. I always have and I always will until the day I die. Growing up, baseball was always my first love and is the strongest bond between my dad and me. He was a Yankee fan growing up and raised me to be the same.
It’s always been my love for sports and the teams I’ve cheered for that have made me who I am. I knew at a very young age that I was born to be in sports or media in some capacity. I often kept scores at baseball games and could almost certainly beat an announcer to the punch while watching sports on TV.
I finally broke in on the media side of things as an intern for WNST radio here locally in Baltimore in October 2008. After departing in February 2009, I looked to work my way back in. I had major surgery later that month but during my six-month stay in rehabilitation, I never lost site of my goal. During that time I stayed in touch with my friend and industry mentor Rob Long, whom I met during his time at WNST. Rob had since relocated to Fox 1370 and encouraged me to join him when I was able. In September 2009, I came aboard joining Rob at 1370AM. During that time, I gained invaluable on-air experience as well as production experience behind the scenes. This was everything I wanted. I was finally able to express my opinions and point of view on what I loved – all things sports. By the time January 2010 came, I had a desire to take things even further. I wanted to put my thoughts and opinions out to a wider audience. I thought, what better than the World Wide Web! On January 23, 2010, this blog was born and has been running for two years strong.
In July 2011 the radio station underwent a format change and did away with the sports format entirely. This was devastating to me and gave me clear indication that I wanted to get back in school and chase the communications degree officially.
Then came January 2012 at which time I applied, got accepted, and enrolled in classes attending “University of Phoenix” Communications program. It is my goal to complete and gain an associates degree before ultimately returning to school to chase my bachelors degree in Communications. As of now, I have no idea what will happen or when or where I plan to relocate. I’d be happy to go south and work in Washington DC’s media market but I realize the further north I go, the bigger the media markets get.
Right now, I will keep going to school while trying to make this blog the best it can be.