When You Talk Longevity, You’re Talking About Tim Staudt
I have been working with Tim Staudt off and on for almost 26 years. We have had a rollercoaster work relationship. He's taught me a lot of things that have helped me in my career for almost 26 years.
First and foremost, always listen to the people that are in charge. Sometimes, this might be tougher than it sounds. Because of so many different reasons. It doesn’t pay to have a contentious and tumultuous work relationship with your bosses.
Second, always work hard and never take anything for granted. Tim has been on the radio for 29 years and television for over 50 years. He is the longest tenured television anchor in the state of Michigan. Staudt also has many nicknames like "The Dean,” “Hotdog Guy,” “Mr. Touchdown,” and more.
Many people also try and impersonate Tim. They do this out of total respect for what he has accomplished and for his friendship. Tim is also in The Greater Lansing Hall of Fame and The Michigan Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Two very huge accomplishments. He has been around as a media member that watched Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. evolve into the player we saw from high school to the NBA.
Even though many people think that I have joked around with Tim a little too much, I will tell you this: I have the utmost respect for Tim and what he has shown me without him even knowing. There is no doubt Tim Staudt is one of a kind and I’m very lucky that he has shown me some very specific things that have helped me at my job. He has always had so many sponsors for his radio show and people joke about it. But his sponsors have been with him for many years because he has helped their businesses grow. Like I said, if you’re talking about longevity, Tim Staudt’s name has to be associated with that word.
Congratulations, Tim, on 29 years on the radio and over 50 years on television.