What keeps me going? – Meet Chris Gunther


My show began when I was on YSU’s Rookery Radio from 2013-2017. After graduating I continued to do my show as a freelance reporter covering professional camps for athletes, local high school basketball music festivals and interviewing celebrities such as MC Lyte, Michael Vick, Sinbad, Tommy Davidson and more. This year my show collectively reached 100,000 views on my social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


Key Takeaways

  • How I started my show
  • The challenges of landing celebrity interviews
  • What keeps me going

Meet Chris

Chris Gunther is a native of Youngstown, OH. He graduated from Ursuline High School, where he lettered in varsity basketball and continued his academic career at Youngstown State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. During his time at YSU, Chris had a weekly talk show on Rookery Radio entitled “The Chris Gunther Show!” where he interviewed celebrities in Gospel music, covered the YSU men and women’s basketball team, and won several awards including the “Rising Star Award” & “Who’s Who of YSU” After graduating from YSU, Chris was invited to cover the Stellar Awards in Las Vegas. He continues his show on social media conducting interviews with celebrities and professional athletes that have reached over 100,00 views collectively.



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