Mike Roden was born and raised right here in the Panhandle in Memphis. He began his radio career as a weekend DJ for KBGH-AM in Memphis during high school. After graduating in 1979, he also worked for several months at KCTX-AM in Childress before heading to West Texas State University in Canyon. In 1981, Mike returned to his roots to work at KLSR-FM in Memphis. He eventually became station’s General Manager for several years and it was during that time that he found his real passion in radio, high school sports. His first sports job was as the play-by-play announcer for the Memphis Cyclones in football and basketball. Mike moved to Amarillo in 1986 and began his KGNC career as a weekend DJ before the Talk Radio days. He moved to a full-time board operator position the following year before moving into the Sports Director’s position in 1989. It was that same year he also began doing color commentary and eventually play-by-play for local high school football, basketball, volleyball and baseball teams on the Amarillo Sports Network, which is now known as the Texas Panhandle Sports Network. Mike spends much of his time with his daughter Addison and son Avery. He is a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church.
Lone Star Conference to add UT Tyler in 2019
The Lone Star Conference will be up to 20 members by this time next year.
Father and Son Team Win Coors Partnership at Comanche Trail
Kyle and Derick Kelting won the Coors Partnership at Comanche Trail on Sunday.
Coors Partnership Begins Three-Day Run
The 26th annual Coors Partnership gets underway today on the Tomahawk Course at Comanche Trail.
Texans, Cowboys Set to Open the Preseason
The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys hit the field tonight in their first preseason games.
High School Football Teams Begin Workouts
The Caprock Longhorns and the Canyon Eagles are among the high school football teams beginning preseason practices today.
Buffalo Football Ready to Report as the 2018 Season Approaches
West Texas A&M second year head football coach Hunter Hughes and his staff have announced WT’s preseason practice schedule heading into the 2018 season.
WT Announces 2018-2019 Basketball Schedules
Even though it is summer and football season hasn't even started, West Texas A&M has finalized basketball schedules for next season.
Claude School Board Votes to Begin the Move to Six-Man Football
The Claude school board voted unanimously 6-0 Monday night to begin the process of making the move from 11-man football to 6-man football.
Local Teams Make Coaches Association Regional Football Rankings
The Texas High School Coaches Association wrapped up it’s annual convention earlier this week in San Antonio.
Texans Open Training Camp with Healthy DeShaun Watson
Just over eight months after his season-ending knee surgery, Deshaun Watson is ready to pick up his NFL story where it left off after just seven games.