Eagle Radio sports director speaks to students on Oct. 30


McKena McBride

Gerard Wellbrock spoke to students during PRIDE time on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The “Voice of the Tigers,” Gerard Wellbrock, spoke with students about his occupation on Wednesday, Oct. 30 during PRIDE Time. 

This year is Wellbrocks 18th season of being the play-by-play voice of the Fort Hays State University Tigers. Before that, he was a color analyst for six years.  

He graduated from Victoria High School in 1986 and graduated from FHSU in 1990.  

After graduation from college, Wellbrock spent two years at KKAN and KQMA in Phillipsburg as the morning show host and the play-by-play voice for the Phillipsburg Panthers. Wellbrock was then the play-by-play voice of HHS and Thomas More Prep-Marian from 1992-2001.  

He was the assistant news and sports director at Eagle Radio from 1992-1998 and is now the sports director at Eagle Radio. 

When asked by a student what his favorite sports to cover was, Wellbrock said it was a tough decision. 

“I really like them all,” Wellbrock said. “In their seasons, I can’t get enough, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be basketball. I just like the tempo of the games.” 

Wellbrock said that going into this occupation can make it hard to find a job and he advised the students that if they do not love broadcasting, to not go into the field. 

It’s highly competitive,” Wellbrock said. “You have to work hard, you have to own your actions [and] you have to love what you do because there may not be that big pay day at the end of the month.”