Hello, and welcome to Media Broadcasting. My name is John Boone and I am in my tenth 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 was named Best High School Station in the nation in 2018 and 2019 by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. You can hear it at www.mypulseradio.com and on your mobile devices with the free TuneIn radio app, and the RadioFX app. We also delve into podcasts, voiceover/voice acting, live and streaming audio, sound for film and video games, and the latest audio trends.
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, a while back now, 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, Jackie, our two grown boys, plus a 10-year-old boy, 9-year-old girl, a bunch of dogs (we breed golden retrievers) 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. Of course, with all that's happening in our house, it's an adventure every day!