Hello, and thank you for visiting my website! My name is James Westling and I am the lead play by play announcer for Rocking M. Media, the largest locally owned media company in the state of Kansas. I have over a decade of play by play experience at various levels, including D1, and D2.
I serve as the play by play “voice” of the syndicated Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Radio Network, which can be heard in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.
It’s also my pleasure to contribute as a fill-in play by play announcer for Kansas State University, and Learfield Sports. In addition, I’m the play by play announcer for ESPN3’s coverage of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. I am a two-time winner of 1st place play by play from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, in 2017 and 2016.
Hired in April 2009, my full time position is Operations Manager for Rocking M. Media’s seven station cluster in Salina, Kansas. In 2015, I worked with the league commissioner to spearhead the launch of the KCAC Radio Network, which features eight affiliate stations.
Prior to joining Rocking M. Media, I was the Operations Manager for Steckline Communication’s KIUL/KYUL in Garden City, Kan. and provided play by play for Garden City Community College during the 2008-2009 sports season.
I was born and raised in Topeka, Kan. and graduated from Washburn Rural High School. I then attended Kansas State University and was the Sports Director for KSDB Manhattan, the on campus K-State student station, from 2007-2008.
I graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Leadership Studies.