Media Appearances / Public Scholarship
Dylan believes strongly in sharing our research and expertise outside of the academy, in a manner that makes it useful to practitioners and everyday people. That’s why his teaching goes beyond the classroom, through popular and trade publications.
With years of broadcasting experience and perspective grounded in theory and data, Dylan is a great fit when you need an on-air expert to talk all things at the intersections of media, tech, politics, religion, sports, and First Amendment law. Reach out to him today.
Popular/Trade Articles and Broadcast Pieces
Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies)
KUAR 89.1 FM, NPR Affiliate, Little Rock, AR
(on Trump’s Twitter ban; on Dan Le Batard leaving ESPN; on cultivation theory and news coverage of radicalism; on Cumulus Media misapplying the FCC’s equal time rule; on 2018 resolutions for news media; on ESPN layoffs; on Trump’s tweets and the press; on press coverage of the Trump campaign)
(on equal time rules as censorship)
(U.K.) Press Gazette
(on Stop Hate for Profit Facebook ad boycott)
Ragan’s PR Daily
(on AP Stylebook changes)
Dylan served as an on-air personality at WHJT Star 93.5 FM in the Jackson, Miss., market for five years. He hosted drivetime shifts and developed and hosted new evening show concepts in his time at the Christian CHR station. The height of his modest celebrity was either being voted the third-best radio personality in the Best of Jackson awards (behind that unbeatable Top 40 morning show duo!) or when John Cooper from Skillet led a crowd of thousands in wishing him a happy birthday.
Dylan has experience conducting in-depth interviews with artists, and engaging with the community via remotes and other public appearances.
Dylan’s passion is breaking news and severe weather. At WHJT, he was the most trusted on-air talent in times of emergency. Committed to keeping listeners safe, Dylan ran many extended shifts through tornado outbreaks and hurricanes.
Dylan has voiced and produced a number of advertisements and announcements for a range of businesses and non-profit groups. His work has been recognized with nine Excellence in Broadcasting awards from the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters. Trained in the days of Cool Edit Pro, Dylan’s modern production studio of choice is Adobe Audition.
StopSMA // Laugh Out Loud
When watching ballgames is part of a job description, you know you’ve found a nice career. Dylan has been broadcasting games since he was first put behind a mic at a semi-pro baseball game at the age of 16 (audio thankfully not available).
Dylan is currently an analyst for ESPN+, calling football and basketball games in the ASUN and SWAC. When he’s not working professionally, he mentors student sports broadcasters at the University of Central Arkansas’ Purple and Gray Network.
Previously, Dylan provided play-by-play and analysis for many colleges and high schools, including stints with the Southern Arkansas University Muleriders and the Mississippi College Choctaws, where he was part of a broadcast team recognized for Best Sports Coverage by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters for his work with MC Football.
He has been the voice of Mississippi High School Activities Association high school baseball and basketball championships, as well as a producer, studio host, and substitute play-by-play broadcaster for the Mississippi Braves, the AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.
“Bases Full Of Muleriders”
Strikeout (Craig Kimbrel)
Home team home run
Opponent home run
“Ripped” (Play At The Plate)
Half Inning (w/ color commentator)
Postgame (Student Mentoring — Color)
Postgame (Student Mentoring — PxP)
Think Dylan might be the right fit for your on-air, voiceover, production, or sports broadcasting opportunity? Contact him.