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.
Tascosa Improves to 6-1 with Rout of Frenship
Tascosa rolled to another impressive win over Frenship 52-7 Thursday
Rebels Look to Get Back in Win Column
The Tascosa Rebels will try to bounce back from their first loss of the season as they host the Frenship Tigers tonight at Dick Bivins Stadium.
Venom to Start 2018 Season at Home
The Champions Indoor Football League schedule for 2018 has been released.
Buffs Try to Get Offense Going Again
West Texas A&M football coach Hunter Hughes said mental mistakes are putting the Buffaloes offense in bad positions and that is really hurting the offensive production during games.
Longhorns and Raiders Collide in 3-5A Football
The District 3-5A football race enters week two tonight with Caprock hosting Randall.
Randall, Bushland Volleyball Teams Post Wins
State-ranked volleyball teams Randall and Bushland stayed perfect in district play Tuesday night.
Red Raiders’ Player Win Big 12 Honor
Texas Tech redshirt freshman defensive back DaMarcus Fields was recognized as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday.
Buffaloes’ Offense Struggles in Loss to ENMU
Eastern New Mexico scored 28-straight points in the second half en route to a 28-14 victory Saturday evening in the 30th Wagon Wheel Game over West Texas A&M.
Sandies Run Past Longhorns in District Opener
Amarillo High and Caprock kicked off the District 3-5A football race last night in the rain at Dick Bivins Stadium.
Sports Headlines – Randall Volleyball Rolls On
District 3-5A volleyball leader Randall High posted another win last night.