By Corey McKinney
Kenn Falkner (l-r), Corey McKinney and Andrew
McDonald produce a podcast every week. (Photo
by Lauren Benton)
The Ranger Rocket staff has a newly founded podcast for the public.
Ranger Up Radio is a weekly podcast featuring three Ranger Rocket staff members. It covers all athletic events at Northwest, including football, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer.
“I am very impressed with the Ranger Up Radio Show that Corey, Kenn and Andrew have put together. As a journalism instructor, nothing makes me happier than driven students who go above their required coursework,” Carroll Huebner, journalism instructor and adviser of the Ranger Rocket, said.
The radio show is an opportunity for young broadcasters to get experience in the recording and editing studio.
The host of the show is Corey McKinney, a freshman studying broadcasting from Wesson.
“I’ve always wanted to do broadcast journalism. I’ve been around it all my life with my dad’s radio show,” McKinney said. “It runs in the family I guess.”
McKinney is also a student worker under Sports Information Director, Kevin Maloney.
Co-host of the show is sports section editor of the Ranger Rocket, Kenn Falkner.
Falkner is a sophomore studying journalism from Holly Springs and a transfer student from the University of Mississippi.
“I think it’s something new that future Ranger Rocket students can carry on,” Falkner said.
Also making frequent appearances on the show is Andrew McDonald. McDonald is a freshman studying broadcasting from Lake Cormorant.
“It’s a great opportunity. I want to eventually have a sports radio show, and this is a step in the right direction,” McDonald said about working with the show. “Plus it’s lots of fun sitting around and talking sports.”
You can listen to the show two different ways. Go online to rangerrocket.com or search Ranger Up Radio on the iTunes store.
It is a weekly podcast recorded on Monday afternoon and available to the public by Monday night.
Be sure to tune in to the official podcast of the Ranger Rocket and your home for anything and everything Northwest athletics, Ranger Up Radio.
“They sound like true radio broadcasters, and I urge students to listen to it,” Huebner said.