Practicum is a Ben Barber Class Radio Broadcasting Class designed to get students real-world broadcasting experience inside and outside the classroom. Daily shows, district and community DJ events and professional commercial production.
Sports Broadcasting is a program dedicated to teaching students all the ins and outs of the sports production industry, such as play-by-play, sideline reporting, sports updates, and radio show production. We also have the opportunity to meet with local business owners and negotiate sponsorship deals with them.
Nathan Sutherland is a Senior at Frontier High School, going on his second year in the Radio program currently in the Practicum to Radio Broadcasting class, and his third year of running as a cameraman at Vernon Newsom Stadium. He drinks a lot of coffee, and either cares deeply about something or not at all, depends on what his mom made for him for breakfast that morning. Seriously, her muffins have been proven to cure cancer.
Nathan watches a ton of films and loves talking about Spider-Man. He listens to lots of genres of music, from Kendrick to Black Sabbath to The Front Bottoms. He has a really big interest in Broadcast Journalism and plans to pursue it in college at UTA. He is also the current President of the Radio Club and the Equipment Manager for 999thewild.net’s Practicum Radio Class.
Check him out on IG @nsutherland2000 and on twitter @ihavecrippling, the tweets are fire and the pics are ice. He also now hates himself for writing something that cheesy. Which he often does. But yo, check this guy out, he’s pretty Far Out, Man.
My name is Brian Baran, and I am a senior from Summit. For the most part, I run the stream and make sure it's running correctly and doing the things it's supposed to do, and I'm also the host of the three-person show KBD, along with Kailyn and Devin.
Most people tell me I'm pretty chill and easy to get along with, which I can agree with I suppose. Also, I'm very into music and podcasts, plus the specifics of how they're made and operate. Oh and I like jackets, they're extremely comfy. But most people who know me know I feel this way. Lastly, it's Brian, not Brain. You'd be surprised how often I get that one. Peace.
Bryanna Houser is a senior at Summit High School. She enjoys the simple things in life such as unsolicited love and affection, chocolate anything, music, and sometime radio if you catch her on a good day. Her fav pass times are watch reruns of Spongebob Squarepants and cracking open a cold one with the boys. After high school, Bry plans on going to college and becoming an audio engineer and making some sick beats.
Michael Bier is a junior who attends Mansfield Lake Ridge High School in Mansfield, Texas. Michael has worn a Rangers shirt every day for the past 6 years straight and goes to around 60 Rangers games a year. He enjoys getting autographs from a variety of different athletes and celebrities, along with creating hype videos for Lake Ridge’s baseball and volleyball teams.
James Strahan is a junior in Timberview high school and is 16 years old. He was born in New Orleans Louisiana and really enjoys the sport of basketball. He takes a sports broadcasting class at Ben Barber and is very good at the class. He enjoys the 80s and the 90s, music, and his favorite sports teams are the New Orleans Pelicans and Saints and like to talk about them and the state that they are in at the time. He also enjoys playing any video game that’s fun to play and likes to play it with friends. He hopes to become a professional sports analyst in the near future, much like Stephen A. Smith. James also plans on going to college either somewhere in Louisiana or Upnorth of the U.S.A.
I go to Timberview high school. I love sports, music, and God. I like to think of myself as a Misfit to the world but I’m unashamed. I love going to concerts, I’ve been to so many I’ve lost count. People I’m a pretty weird but chill and fun to hang with. I think my music choices mostly defines me as a person. I could go on listening to young thug to sticky fingers in like 5 minutes. I like to say I’ve been shinin' way before I had a chain ...Still don't get one… wait what the heck am I sayin'?Bout to make chubby fellas cool again. That ain't happen since Escobar
I’m Josh Wright and a Junior at Frontier. I have been in radio for 2 years now, the first show I did was two J today, then I was
a part of the Knights of the Round Table as the producer and my most recent show is the leftovers as producer. I’m the sales manager for 99.9 the wild. I plan on being an audio engineer as a career. I only really have one hobby and that’s music, I play guitar.
I’m working on starting up a band. I listen to literally any genre of music.
Donnis “Patrick” Blue
King of the Teens
WaveBuilder of the month of November
Donnis Blue goes by Patrick and has nicknames like Patty With the sauce, King Draco, and 360 Pat
Patrick is a Modern-day Shaq he raps, acts, and also runs track and even the king of 360 waves. We are so grateful that he has presented us with his greatness, by dropping his creative mind and showing us that we can also be creative like him. He's like a Kanye, or Travis Scott, or even is Shakespeare! Patrick has shown us his raw talent since day 1 by bringing a variety of topics With sports etc.
He doesn't hold back and speaks his mind which the people love and eat up, he’s like younger sexy version Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless combine. He also has miniature schnauzer whose name is Lenny aka Lenny with the Draco aka BennieTheLennyMan. With Patrick Blue being the Definition of Clout, he has brought us more traffic to our website.
Patrick has made a dozen Special appearances at places like Big T, Rainbow, Citi Trends.
Small things to know about Patrick is that he is Texas born on September 18, 1998, to the parents of Donni's ray blue jr and Rajendra Nicole blue.He is a member of the field hockey team, the jazz band, and History Department Curriculum Committee. His goals are to become a scholar/historian/statesman of the Middle East region. worked for several years as an ocean lifeguard for the Los Angeles Fire Department and was chosen “Lifeguard of the Year” in 2007. He is the United States Lifeguard Association Jr. Champion, a lifeguard instructor for LA Summer Youth Programs, and a certified 360 WAVER.
A senior at Summit High School, part-time I go to BBCA. My hobbies are Photography and Radio Broadcasting. I want to be a Radio Personal like Angie Martinez. Rakeria works with Jacen, Bryana, and Jaden on 999thewild. Music I really enjoy, which, (who doesn’t).Catch me, Jacen, Bryana, and Jaden on the wild
My name is Dyllon and I am senior at Mansfield High School that likes all things sports. I am the former host of the (almost) critically acclaimed “GUWOP” Radio, AKA the best radio show MR. Wood has ever had. This year, I transitioned into the Sports program this year because I felt that there was nothing more for me to accomplish in the Radio program. I like and can watch virtually every sport that there is. I plan to attend Texas State next fall. Some fun facts about me are: I work at Pump It Up, I drive a loud Mustang named Morgan, and my favorite meal is a nice pizza with sprite. You can follow me on Twitter here: @WBDyllon_
My name is Brandon Horton. I am a senior at Lake Ridge High School. I have been apart of the radio group for 3 years now. Little about me is I like listening to music as well as watching movies. Make sure to catch me on the show if I am at school. Or catch me on the sidelines at a football game.
Brian Caton is a war torn battle hero. He is a man of honor and has saved my life on multiple occasions. How many people in your life can you call your brother? How many people can you say dragged you through hell and get back in time for your nieces birthday party? This man is genuine. He cares and will stand for justice wherever it is lacking.
The name’s Captain Croco, but you can call me Steven if you want. You can already tell from my picture that I’m (probably) the coolest guy you’re ever going to see. I’m a Senior at Summit High School- or as I like to call it: The Outback. At the Outback, I’m actively involved in the theatre department. I haven’t got to act like Steve Irwin before but I’ve been in some amazing shows such as Wizard of Oz and Arsenic and Old Lace. For my future career, I want to be a radio personality- being a crocodile enthusiast is just a hobby of mine. I’m also an aspiring Doomfist main, but that’s a work in progress. My favorite music to listen to is rock and metal; I love headbanging to Dragonforce and Disturbed in the jungle with my crocodile brethren. That’s all there really is to say about me, but there’s one thing I want you to remember: Always get down with the sickness.
Zaki Hussein is a hard worker , like man oh man i would hire this guy when ever where ever. This guy will make babies stop crying in a blink of an eye. I’m not even tickling your toes on this one, he’s an overall great man. Once he fixed a broken car with his big toe and a wrench , he also does radio shows on 99.9 the wild 11:30 to 2:20 ,but back to talking about the great Zaki aka balgeet aka woman pleaser aka sweaty toes on the low …… yeah he’s all those things.
My name is Kailyn Newsom. I currently attend Mansfield Summit High School as a senior! I am the producer of the radio show called KBD, Killer Blaze Deluxe. The name also represents the initials of my partners, Brian and Devin. I am also a part of the sports broadcasting program, just learning the ropes. I'm a laid-back, friendly, hard working person. I'm a debutante, on the Sapphire drill team, step team, the VP of Finance for Dual Credit Ambassadors, and the founder of Awaken, a Christian based club. I love old school R&B and Gospel. Of course, I love food. I want to someday work in the communications field and later become a lawyer. That’s all folks!
Jaden was born on December 20th in the Bronx, New York. He is currently a senior at Mansfield Timberview who also attends Ben Barber Academy, where he is taking his 3rd semester of Radio Broadcasting. On 999 The Wild, he is a part of the production team and is a host on one of their few Radio shows. He enjoys attending school events with the Radio team and helping out with fundraisers. His favorite classes are Practicum, Astronomy, and Economics. He has an interest in theater and wants to pursue a career in radio and television, or real estate.
Hey, my name is Jonathan Hill. I am a senior at Lake Ridge and a practicum student. I am 17, a Gemini, born in May. I was a producer for a group called the Lunch Table. I like to play around and have fun, but I am serious about radio. I like to listen to music, mostly anything.
I like to watch TV, anime, and play video games. My plan for after I graduate is to go to the University of North Texas in Denton to major in Media Arts. I am currently working for Chick fil a. I am now a co-host/3rd mic for my new group called the Leftovers because we were really the leftovers of our class. I am quiet, but I can get loud when I want to, so watch your ears guys.
Felicity Veliz is currently a senior at Legacy High School. She became a writer for The Drive Online, The Rider Online, and The Wild. Felicity’s passion for writing flows through her personal experiences and issues the world may have. When blog writing most of her time, she is loathe to discuss herself in the third person, but persuades herself to from time to time. Felicity plans to attend the University of North Texas next the Fall to major in Digital/Print Journalism.