David Frerker is a 28-year-old graduate of San Diego State University. Frerker majored in Journalism with an emphasis on Media Studies and minored in History.
David is an only child. He is a 2009 graduate of La Jolla High School in La Jolla, CA., where he was a member of the football team. During his time at La Jolla High David became the youngest Eagle Scout in the history of La Jolla Troop 585. A newspaper story on David and his four other friends court of honor can be found here.
During his freshman year at SDSU was inducted into the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity (ΦΔΘ) as a founding father. During his time in Phi Delta Theta California he served on the executive board as the Brotherhood Chairmen in charge of a $3,000 budget.
His interest in Sports Journalism was sparked when he and some friends created Facebook pages for San Diego State Sports: Official SDSU Football Fan Page and Official SDSU Basketball Fan Page. As pictured below with the group member count. David could not have imagined how far he would have the possibility to go when the two sports groups were created.
Official SDSU Football Fan Page (1,360 members)
Official SDSU Basketball Fan Page (3,513 member).
David uses these Facebook groups to help promote San Diego State Basketball and Football in the community. This is a safe place where families can go to ask questions about sports and talk with other Aztec fan’s across the world.
Shortly after building the two Facebook groups into successful thriving groups David was given the opportunity of a life time. He was given an opportunity by “Rod Luck” to give updates on ESPN 1700 San Diego regarding the San Diego State University Sports Teams. He was a guest on Rod Luck’s Sport’s Talk that aired every Saturday from 9 to 10 am.
David moved further into the world of Sports Journalism when he was contacted by a sports blog named FanSided.com. David was brought on to be the Senior Editor of SurfTheSpear.com (No Longer Exists). The day he took over the website it was averaging a little over one hit per-day. He used the website for the purpose of sports writing, podcasting, video highlights and more. He built the website into something special through the use of social media.
He released press releases for events in the community. Unfortunately, FanSided.com decided they did not have the resources to keep SurfTheSpear.com running. He was also told that San Diego was not a big enough market. David was able to achieve over 50,000 hits in just four months. The day SurfTheSpear.com was taken off the web it was averaging over 1,000 hits per day.
David had the unique opportunity to help create and work on a friends social media application. This social media website is called, Barc. This social media application allows anyone to turn any website into a live chat room. This is extremely helpful when people want to talk about sports during the actual event. David was able to help conduct a research group at San Diego State University and has been giving Barc feedback ever since.
David did not feel discouraged after being let go by FanSided he got right back up on the horse. That same day he created his own website based off of everything he had learned up to this point.
Present time David is a recent graduate of San Diego State University and has been more involved than ever before in promoting San Diego State University to the world. San Diego State has hundreds of thousands of alumni living in the San Diego Community. David is now working to bring these alumni back into the university. With San Diego State sport’s team’s gaining more national exposure, David feels this is the best time to show America and the world what being an Aztec is all about.
The photo above shows David Frerker at a local sports bar making a guest appearance on Xtra Sports 1360 radio talking about San Diego State.
David has become one of the leading sports bloggers in San Diego and was awarded the best twitter follow for San Diego State sports by the Mountain West Connection (SB Nation). You can see a photo of the mention under the San Diego Sports Domination page. David is highly involved with his blogging and loves to help other San Diego State students start blogs. David was the President of the Society of Professional Journalists at San Diego State during his senior year.
After graduating from San Diego State David obtained a social media and marketing internship with Carlos Gutierrez. David was responsible for content strategy across major social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin). He also served as the lone producer of the Carlos Gutierrez radio show which aired LIVE every Tuesday Night from 7:00 to 8 pm. The show aired on AM 1170 KCBQ a 50,000-watt radio station in San Diego.
David landed his first post college job with STN Digital, LLC, A Social Media Marketing Agency in March of 2016 and has been at STN ever since. STN is trusted by the largest Sports & Entertainment properties in the world. STN Digital creates authentic relationships with its partners to produce best-in-class results. With a focus on each client’s unique goals, STN brings an award-winning culture to unlock the brand’s full potential.
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During David’s stint with Carlos he was introduced to Craig Sewing who owned the radio spot during the time that the Carlos Gutierrez Radio Show aired. David used that contact with Craig Sewing to help develop a sports only TV segment. The TV segment American Dream Sports Stories aired locally in San Diego on Cox Channel 4. David was named a co-host and co-sponsor of the show. David’s job was to secure guests for all episodes using his major contact bank. Guest’s on the show ranged from San Diego Chargers, San Diego Sockers, Sports Agents, Local Olympians, Local Semi Pro teams and more.
David hosted one of the segments featuring the San Diego Growlers and even received a IMBD credit for his appearance. American Dream Sports Stories shot 25 segments for the American Dream before losing it’s main sponsor Oakwood Escrow due to change in personal working on the project.
David is currently a Digital Assistant at STN Digital. He is responsible for Event Live Coverage (Worked over 200 Events), Photography, helping produce STN’s two original podcasts, work on client accounts and so much more.
If you have any inquires please feel free to contact David. Make sure you follow David on twitter@DavidFrerker and connect with him on (LinkedIn).