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.
Buffs Win Regional Title, Headed to Elite Eight
The West Texas A&M Buffaloes are going to the Elite Eight for the first time since the 97-98 season.
Lady Buffs Season Ends With Region Final Loss
The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs season came to an end last night in the South Central Region championship game in Lubbock as WT fell to #2 Lubbock Christian University 56-53.
Spring Football to Begin at West Texas A&M
West Texas A&M head football coach Hunter Hughes announced spring football practice will begin Mar. 23 at the football practice fields on the WT campus.
Buffaloes, Lady Buffs Head to NCAA D-II Tournaments
Game times have been announced for the NCAA men’s and women’s South Central Regional Tournaments.
WT Basketball Teams Sweep LSC Tournament Titles
West Texas A&M reigns supreme in Lone Star Conference basketball, sweeping the women’s and men’s LSC Tournament titles in Frisco on Sunday.
WT Coaches, Players Honored by League
On the eve of the Lone Star Conference Tournament in Frisco, the league handed out post-season awards Thursday night.
Lady Sandies Stop Canyon’s State Title Run to Advance to State
Amarillo High girls won the big showdown with Canyon on Saturday to win the 5A Regional title and will head to the state tournament this week.
WT Basketball Teams Ready for the LSC Tournament
After completing very successful regular seasons, West Texas A&M basketball teams are set to begin play in the Lone Star Conference Tournament later this week in Frisco, Texas.
Kori Clements to Take Over Lady Sandies Volleyball
Amarillo Independent School District Director of Athletics, Brad Thiessen has announced that Kori Clements will be presented, upon board approval, as the Head Volleyball Coach for Amarillo High School.
WT Announces 2018 Schedule for Final Year in Kimbrough Memorial Stadium
A total of five home games highlight the final year in Kimbrough Memorial Stadium for the West Texas A&M football team as the 2018 schedule was unveiled Friday.