Director of Television Services and Engineering
An employee of JSU since 1987, Mr. Hathcock is the Director of the Television Services Department. He is responsible for the electronic equipment used by Television Services, The Department of Communication, WLJS-92J, The JSU Sports Network; he assists other JSU departments, including Distance Education. He has worked in the broadcast industry since 1975 as an air personality and engineer at several area radio and television stations. Mr. Hathcock is the "voice" on many JSU promotional videos and commercials, and is the voice heard on the JSU telephone registration system, online registration, and the Human Resources "new employee" orientation multimedia program. He also reads the graduate's names at JSU Commencement ceremonies. In addition, Mr. Hathcock produces and hosts "Gospel Music Southern Style," a one-hour television program. He also hosts a five-hour Sunday morning radio program that is also called "Gospel Music Southern Style" on WGAD in Gadsden. Also, Mr. Hathcock is the Chief Engineer for WEAC-TV24. He oversees all in-house and remote broadcasts including live JSU sporting events. Additionally, he serves as a freelance engineer on television production trucks throughout the area.
Mr. Thomas began at JSU in 1989, and since then has produced numerous award-winning videos. As the Production Coordinator, he manages all areas of production including producing, directing, scripting, lighting, editing and shooting. He also supervises the production staff, student workers, interns, and lab assistants.
Mr. White, hired as Assistant Engineer in 2002, brings to Television Services over twelve years experience in broadcast production with Harvest Media, along with a background in industrial electronics, computer repair, and networking. Mr. White is responsible for engineering the department's television production trucks and studio facilities, and maintaining our website.
A JSU Graduate, Mrs. Morgan joined the staff of Television Services in May 2003. She brings with her many years of experience in layout/design and public relations. Mrs. Morgan is responsible for the design and scheduling of content on the Daktronics electronic message boards located at the Theron Montgomery Student Commons Building and Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Mr. Mikel began working with Television Services as a student in 2005, and was officially hired as a Production Assistant in February 2007. He is experienced with Media 100 and Final Cut Studio editing systems, and serves as the administrator for the Communication Department's Final Cut edit systems. Mr. Mikel also works as a freelance audio technician for various events throughout the state. As a student, he received the John C. Turner Student of the Year Award from the JSU Department of Communication.
Mr. Kines, hired in August of 2007 as Production Technician, brings to Television Services over 25 years of experience in video production. Mr. Kines operated his own video production company in this area for a number of years where he gained a strong foundation as a professional producer. Here his responsibilities include operating and programming content into the Daktronics ProStar Video Display at JSU Stadium; producing "Inside Gamecock Athletics," and providing technical assistance to the Communication Department. He also produces "JSU Today," a program that highlights current events and significant people at JSU.