Spinning your dial to 104.5 will tune your radio to the local station aptly titled, “Sunny.” Tucked away in a suite of offices on Kingshighway, the Sunny 104.5 team works to provide airwave content for the area. On any given day, you’ll find Matt Glenn, working to send out the latest sports coverage and news.

Spinning your dial to 104.5 will tune your radio to the local station aptly titled, “Sunny.” Tucked away in a suite of offices on Kingshighway, the Sunny 104.5 team works to provide airwave content for the area. On any given day, you’ll find Matt Glenn, working to send out the latest sports coverage and news.

Matt Glenn began his career with an interested in play-by-play sports announcements while living in Dixon, Illinois. Glenn spent eleven years there giving play-by-plays before moving to Rolla as a sales representative. After hearing a commercial advertising the position, Glenn received another opportunity to work with sports part-time on the air at 104.5. After putting in the hours and showing his passion for the field, Glenn became a full-time employee of the station. Now he works as the general manager of the station, using his sales experience and managing contracts with sports team and sponsors.

“It’s a lot of emails,” Glenn joked, but the general manager still finds time to play around on the air and share his love of sports radio with the community. Glenn still covers high school sports and said that’s where his passion has stayed throughout the year.

“I’m a sports fanatic,” said Glenn. “Anything to do with competition is my passion.” When first beginning his career in radio, he said he actually wasn’t that enthused with the medium. When living in Illinois, A friend hounded him until he finally agreed to join in covering an event. While at his first game, Glenn’s partner became sick and had to leave at halftime, forcing him to ride solo for the rest of the evening. Ever since then, Glenn’s been hooked.

“If you enjoy sports, or you enjoy music, then radio is a fun job,” said Glenn. He enjoys the technology, working with the recorded audio before sending it out over the air. There is a capable staff surrounding Glenn in the office, helping to write commercials, recording voice tracks, and running the collection of sound boards and hanging microphones that decorate the offices of the building. The level of support and enthusiasm in the office is one of the perks of the job for Glenn, as well as the community in which he works.

“What I really enjoy about this station is we try to get involved with anything in the community,” Glenn said. Even though sports remains a large part of his focus, he said he still places an emphasis on other areas of the community, such as education, interviewing teachers and students regularly.

“If we can be more involved promoting sports, education, and extracurricular activities, it’s a way to help kids keep themselves out of trouble.” Glenn said his biggest goal for 2017 is to promote more activities at the local school level, and to assist the local area in any way possible.

“That’s what we’re here for,” Glenn said, “to support the community.”