Mike Schopp arrived back home, in Western New York, the Fall of 2000 primed to be one of the most versatile and talented broadcasters in the market. The Grand Island native has used an array of sports and life experiences to become one of the most trusted voices in afternoon sports-talk radio. As the host of the 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. shift on "Western New York's Sports Authority" – WNSA, Schopp has quickly won the hearts and minds of the area sports enthusiasts with his extensive sports knowledge and quick wit. Fans have turned to Schopp for his amazing recall on current and former Bills, Sabres, Bisons and Bandits teams. Schopp maintained more than a casual interest in sports and in 1995 started working part-time in radio. He spent time behind the mic as a play-by-play broadcaster for Rochester Red Wings baseball (1995), Americans hockey (1996-97), Knighthawks lacrosse (1997) and Buffalo Blizzard soccer (1997-99). In March of 1998, the Grand Island native was hired as morning sports anchor at WHAM-AM (1180), the top-rated radio station in Rochester. A year later he was awarded his own program the "Mike Schopp Show" on WHAM's sister station WHTK-AM (1280).