Maya Gavin has won the chance to start a career in sports radio. She has triumphed over more than 700 other entrants in a WSCR-AM (670) contest to find a new overnight host for the 1 to 3 a.m. time slot on Saturday mornings. Not exactly prime morning or afternoon drive time, but it's definitely an opportunity for Gavin to show WSCR program director Mitch Rosen what she can do in a regular on-air host role. Gavin majored in communications at the University of Iowa, and this new gig at WSCR marks her first professional job in radio. She has a day job in healthcare.
Gavin was one of four finalists for the WSCR overnight job. All four finalists appeared on air last Saturday and answered questions posed by listeners and by a two-person panel of judges that included Rosen and Score host Dan Bernstein. Afterward, Rosen said he was impressed with Gavin's intelligence and her passion for Chicago sports and, not unimportantly, her sound on air.
Will Gavin's new role lead to bigger things for the budding radio talent? Rosen cautioned against overly-heightened expectations. "First and foremost, this is a job for Maya and a chance to interact with Chicago sports fans. It's not about being famous," said Rosen. Gavin is expected to start her new job on a yet-to-be-determined date in September.