Josh McKinney

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I would be lying if I said I have always wanted a career in broadcasting. However, I have always been interested in working in and around sports.

I would be lying if I said I have always wanted a career in broadcasting. However, I have always been interested in working in and around sports. Throughout high school, I worked as a weekend DJ at WMDJ Radio in Martin (Ky.). In 2008 I began calling play-by-play for boys and girls high school basketball games, covering the 58th District and 15th Region, and that is when I decided a career in sports broadcasting is what I wanted to pursue.

While attending the University of Pikeville (then, Pikeville College), I completed an internship in the Sports Department here at WYMT under then Sports Director Jeff Archer. I kept in contact with several employees of the station, and in October of 2011, I accepted a position in the newsroom, before shortly being transferred into sports.

I have lived in Eastern Kentucky my entire life, and have grown to appreciate the passion and love the people have for their local teams. I consider it a great honor and privilege to be able to travel the area and meet with the players, coaches, school administrators, and fans that make this region of the Bluegrass so special.

I would not be where I am today without the continued support of my family and my amazing fiancé, Kayla. My parents, Keith and Regina Parsons, as well as both sets of grandparents, deserve all the credit for the person I have grown to be. Without them, and my seven younger brothers and sisters, I could not have achieved all that I have achieved.

I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to be a part of such a great team here at WYMT, and would like to thank the staff for having such faith in me to help them grow.

I’m out traveling the area on a regular basis, so if you see me around, feel free to give me a shout.

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