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Young Grad Finds Audience for Comedy and Sports

Josh Brisco
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Josh Brisco behind the mics at ESPN Kansas City Sports Radio.

Joshua Brisco (’17), ESPN Kansas City talk show host, didn’t always have an audience. Based on his college career though, it would not have been hard to predict that this young alum would end up informing and entertaining others through a career in media. 

As a reporter then editor-in-chief for MNU’s newspaper, TheTrailblazer, Joshua practiced his journalist skills for three-and-a-half years of his education. As part of MNU’s improv team, he honed his comedy and learned how to think and respond on his feet. He even created his own Kansas City Chiefs’ podcast with college buddies. At MNU Joshua found that discovering his talent was part of his development. 

With the guidance of his professor, he learned a lot about broadcasting. So, when an internship presented itself, he was ready to work at ESPN Kansas City Sports Radio. There he learned the technical aspects of the job but knew he wanted more personality in his own show someday.

Joshua’s audience is larger these days on 1510 AM and 94.5 FM in Kansas City. He shares his thoughts surrounding Chiefs’ football and all things sports, on his two-hour daily show (Almost) Entirely Sports. Inspired by sports talk show host Dan Le Batard, Joshua likes to share his own unique perspectives on sports beyond the usual statistics. He loves to banter and finds energy even in the angry comments from listeners that sometimes unfold on his show. As it turns out, Joshua’s love for journalism, improv and sports, combined with his education and experience, helped him create the radio personality he coveted.

“Attending a smaller school gave me the experience to do bigger things,” Joshua beams.

Encouraged to try new things, his MNU professors offered the resources, guidance and support that helped reveal his calling. “Every experience I wanted was open and available to me. It turns out the size of the school was perfect for me,” he reflected.

Joshua found himself at MNU. With this discovery, he hopes to encounter even bigger audiences as he shares his love for sports, news and people.

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