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.
WT Football Coach Names Starting QB
West Texas A&M head football coach Hunter Hughes has named a starting quarterback for the upcoming season.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Amarillo Home Schedule Announced
The Texas League's newest franchise will open its inaugural season on April 8th, 2019 against the Midland RockHounds.
Area Youth Invited to “Stretch With the Buffs” Before Scrimmage
Youngsters have always dreamed of being on the field with their favorite football players.
More WT Teams Picked High in Preseason Polls
More preseason polls have been released and West Texas A&M teams continue to be picked near the top.
Head Coach Likes Progress of WT Football Team
For the most part, West Texas A&M head football coach Hunter Hughes liked what he saw from his team in Saturday’s scrimmage at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.
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.