Harlen The Sports Guy
Born in Austin, raised in Houston, college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Harlen The Sports Guy moved from Dallas to East Texas in 1994. Harlen joined the Alpha Media East Texas radio team in 2001.
Harlen was promoted to Director of Sales for Alpha Media East Texas in 2013, working in both Tyler and Longview, and was named Sports Director for Alpha Media East Texas in 2007.
Along with his partner Pigskin Bob, Harlen founded the Friday Night Scoreboard Show in 2005. What started as a two-hour, eleven week show mixed with scores, phone calls, and music, has grown to a complete live show airing for three and a half hours for seventeen weeks. In twelve years on the air, Harlen and Bob have awarded over $88,000 in college scholarships, have hosted pep rallies at over fifty East Texas high schools, and have called twelve state semi-final and championship games. The Friday Night Scoreboard Show consistently wins the ratings for Friday nights during the fall, for all formats!
In 2006 Harlen was asked to broadcast a daily sports update on KYKX 105.7. Harlen’s unique look at local, college, and professional sports is a highlight for listeners headed home from a hard day at work. The Sports Report can be heard Monday – Friday at 5:50pm.
Harlen’s fun look at the day in sports expanded to sister station 104.1 The Ranch in 2016. The Texas Sports Report airs Monday – Friday at 10:23am.
Harlen is married to his wife Katy, they have three beautiful daughters; Kennedy, 19, Addison, 10, and Vivian 3. They live in White Oak, Texas.
Harlen currently serves as the Board Chairman for the Martin House Children’s Advocacy Center, serving Gregg, Harrison, and Marion Counties. Harlen has served the board he strongly believes in for over five years.
Harlen is the Tournament Director for the KYKX / KKUS Big Bass Bonanza, the largest open bass tournament in East Texas.
Harlen currently endorses Skinner’s Grocery and Market, Quality Truck Accessories, Longview Drive Shaft & 4x4 Shop, H & W Honda Yamaha, Patterson Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Wholesale Supply, Inc.
Harlen enjoys cheering for his beloved Dallas Cowboys, playing golf, fishing, cooking, sports, working in his yard, but most of all doing his best raising his three daughters!