Hello, and welcome to Media Broadcasting. My name is John Boone and I am in my seventh year teaching here at ACTC and am as excited as ever to make our Media Broadcasting program the best it can be! I teach the audio side of the course, which includes the student-run radio station, WPPB The Pulse, which you can hear at www.mypulseradio.com and on your mobile devices with the free TuneIn radio app.
I received a BS in Radio and Television from Bob Jones University and a Master's in Education (Curriculum & Instruction/eLearning and Technology Education) from Concordia University. I have worked in radio, television and print media from my home state of New Jersey to South Carolina to south Florida then back here to SC.
Locally, I’ve worked as program director of WORD, the voice of Gardner-Webb University football and basketball, Spartanburg high school football, Carolina Rhinos arena football, and some other things here and there in the Upstate. It’s all been fun.
My teaching certification is in Media Technology and I’m proud to have started Media programs in two private schools in Florida before coming here. The part I enjoy most about teaching is helping to unlock the creativity within students. Every student is different, and seeing them all discover what they have to offer the world and then being able to teach them how to channel that through media is a very cool thing.
I live in Pelzer with my wife, our two teenage boys who attend Palmetto, a 5-year-old boy, 4-year-old girl, three dogs and a cat. We have three older kids too, two of which graduated from ACTC. Our family loves adventures, whether it's going out for dinner or a movie or traveling across the country.