About Cade Crenshaw
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved telling stories. Here’s my own:
After I was cut from tryouts for my middle school basketball team, I realized my career plan of playing in the NBA wasn’t going to work out. A few weeks go by, and our principal approached me with the idea of doing play-by-play of the games on the school’s new internet radio station.
It wasn’t long before you could tune into Razor Radio and listen to a kid, who had no idea what he was doing, broadcasting seventh and eighth grade basketball games. Of course, these games were sandwiched between beach music and one-hit-wonders from the 1970s that our principal loved to listen to.
Later, while I was in high school, I began producing and co-hosting a sports talk radio show on 101.7 WGOG-FM that aired for two hours each weeknight. After two years of running the soundboard and occasionally joining the conversation, I became the host. In this role, I was able to provide coverage from events like the College Football Playoff, NCAA March Madness, and the PGA Tour. Our notable guests included Heisman Trophy winner and NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, former University of North Carolina Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams, and MLB Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry. This new position also brought with it responsibilities in sales and marketing. Over the next two years, I had built a client base of over fifty regional and national companies, resulting in a 140% increase in revenue. Additionally, I oversaw the development of a company site that grew from 200 hits to 1.5 million within one year.
Over the last five years, I have called over 500 baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and softball games as a freelance broadcaster with the University of South Carolina (NCAA Division I), Allen University (NCAA Division II), Columbia International University (NAIA), and Southern Wesleyan University (NCAA Division II), along with a high school in the Columbia, South Carolina area.
I also have experience working internships with collegiate wood-bat teams. In 2021, I called 72 games in 75 days with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders of the Northwoods League. Then, in 2022, I spent the summer broadcasting baseball and creating daily game notes for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
In May 2022, I was recognized by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as an "All-American" in their Jim Nantz award competition. This honor named me among the top-13 collegiate sportscasters in the country.
That’s my story, and if you ask me, I’m glad I got cut from that middle school basketball team.