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.
Falcons Move Into Football State Quarterfinals
There are still plenty of high school football teams from the Texas Panhandle in the playoffs heading into the fourth round.
Sandies Head Football Coach Resigns
Amarillo I.S.D. has accepted the resignation of Mel Maxfield, Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator at Amarillo High effective at the end of the school year.
Legendary Amarillo High Volleyball Coach Retires
Longtime Amarillo High volleyball coach Jan Barker announced yesterday she will not return for her 32nd year as head coach of the Lady Sandies.
Bushland Falcons Still Flying High in the Football Playoffs
The Bushland Falcons are among the area teams still playing football in December.
Lady Buffs Volleyball Back in NCAA Playoffs
The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs are back in the NCAA Division II Volleyball Postseason for the first time since 2014.
High School Football Playoff Pairings
The last two city high school football teams in the UIL playoffs both lost on Friday as Amarillo High and Randall bowed out in the first round.
WT Volleyball Players Named All-Conference
Four members of the West Texas A&M Lady Buffs were honored at the annual LSC volleyball postseason awards banquet in Stephenville on Wednesday.
High School Football Teams Head to the Playoffs
The high school football playoffs begin later this week with Amarillo High and Randall being the only city teams qualifying.
More Student-Athletes Sign to Play College Sports
More local high school student-athletes have made it official, signing letters of intent to play at the next level.
Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
The NCAA's early signing period began Wednesday with three area student-athletes signing Division-1 letters of intent.