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Meet Chris Fisher
The next time you are awake in the middle of the night and look over at the clock and it says 3 a.m., think of me, because that's the time my alarm goes off every weekday morning. It's not the most ideal schedule, but enjoying what you do and the people you work with really helps.
I have lived in Kansas my entire life. I grew up in the town of Basehor, then moved to Topeka in 2002 to take my first full-time job in media at KTPK 106.9 Radio.
In 2004, I was named the station's Program Director and Morning Show host. I moved to a Late Afternoon air-shift on Country Legends 106.9 in 2010 before leaving for WIBW-TV in October 2011.
When I'm not at work, I'm usually doing something outside as I am an avid fan of the great outdoors. I love to fish, hunt and look for critters you might not see in the city every day.
Every year in August I host an annual benefit shoot called the "Sporting Clays for Kids." In the past four years, the event (along with my #justabuck campaign) has raised nearly $90,000 for Children's Service Programs at TARC. I am truly humbled to live in a community that is so supportive and generous when it comes to supporting a worthy cause.
A few other items worth mentioning would be that I've been a member of the Civitan Club of Topeka since 2008, I serve on the board of directors for the Kaw Valley Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation and Visit Topeka, Inc, and I'm on advisory boards for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shawnee County and Shawnee County Parks and Rec . I'm also a 2013 graduate of the Leadership Greater Topeka program and was named one of Topeka's "Top 20 Under 40" in 2014 by the Boy Scouts of America, Jayhawk Area Council.
I have a 10-year-old son Blake, who is a chip off the 'ol block as they say and he enjoys most of the same things his father does. Although, he tends to get a little bit dirtier than I do during the process.
My absolute favorite thing about being a member of the local media has been, and will always be the people. I have built so many wonderful relationships with listeners and viewers over the past several years and I hope that never ends.
Thanks for watching. Feel free to drop me a line anytime through email, Facebook or Twitter.
Have a great day!