Pioneer Student Network

Pioneer Student Network

student posing with video cameraIn Front of the Camera or Behind The Scenes

Whether you want to host your own show, do play-by-play for athletic events or run things from the control room, the Pioneer Student Network (PSN) can make your dreams of a broadcasting or videography career a reality.

As a student, you learn skills in radio, television and newswriting while receiving hands-on training livestreaming Pioneer athletic games and other Northark events as well as filming promos and advertisements.

Each student participates as a crew member for multiple audio/video productions during the semester.

Students gain knowledge in broadcasting elements such as camera operation, in-booth announcing, technical direction, interviewing, writing and editing.

Students also are involved in studio and remote field productions for radio, television, and online presentations. You develop skills by interviewing Northark program leaders, faculty and staff, coaches and Northark students.

PSN can lead to a successful career in broadcasting, on-air announcing, radio or television production, videography and more.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Pioneer Student Network, contact Mike Mahoney at (870) 416-8091 or email him at
Kenzi Cutler

"Being a part of Pioneer Student Network has allowed me to gain experience in camera operations, commentating, marketing, sports media, team work, and problem solving. There are opportunities on the team to run livestream cameras, commentate, and run board ops, but when it comes down to it everybody on the team works together to make sure the stream runs smoothly. If you’re thinking about a future career in sports broadcast, streaming, creative media, or marketing, PSN is where it starts!"

- Kenzi Cutler, PSN team member