I handle the weekday morning and midday news on 1150 WIMA.
I also take care of our news content on the web, Facebook, etc.
During the high school football season, I'm busy back at the station updating our text score updates, gathering final scores, and getting them on during Touchdown Ticker every Friday night from 10p-11p.
I also enjoy being the host of the weekly Buckeye Tailgate Parties during the football season.
Todd also throws me a bone once in a while as well, getting to do play-by-play for area games on our broadcast schedule.
Name: Jason D. Aldrich
Original Hometown: Gibsonburg, OH (Google It!)
College: University of Toledo, Communications, 1996
Previous Work Experiences: Program Director in Tiffin, OH
News and Sports Director in Findlay, OH
On-Air Personality in Findlay and Tiffin, OH
University of Findlay Play-by-Play 1997-2004
BGSU Football Sideline Reporter 2004-2008
News and Sports at WIMA Lima, OH 2008-Present
Favorite Sports Teams: Ohio State Buckeyes, Toledo Rockets,
Cincinnati Reds, Bengals, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets
Favorite Music: Mostly Classic Rock; Genesis, Rush, Foreigner, Steely Dan
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Fried Chicken, Burgers (I'm pretty easy)
I've grown to follow hockey a lot closer over the years, especially at the pro level, with the resurgence of one of my favorite teams, the Boston Bruins.
For someone who has never attempted to play the game, let alone ice skate (EVER!), these guys, (and now gals, too) are the last true tough athletes, when it comes to sports.
When you hear about baseball players skipping games due to a hang nail, or football players who have bad hamstrings or bad ankles, you hardly ever hear about a hockey player missing a game for a similar injury.
During this last playoff run for Boston, which ended as runners up for the coveted Stanley Cup, they had a guy who suffered a broken leg due to a puck striking it, and he played on it for a 2-minute penalty killing stretch.
Another player suffered a separated shoulder, and missed a few minutes, NOT a game or games, but just a few minutes.
A third player suffered a broken rib, went to the hospital, and was able to suit up and play just 2 nites later.
Stupidity? Toughness? What do you think?
They get paid enormous amounts of money to play a kids game. The Joe Theismann "leg bent the other way injury" is one thing.
Hockey players put pain aside for the good of the team, and to be able to skate, forward and backward, slam into opponnents, and slap and control a puck with the precision that they do is admirable.