Hi, my name is Kim Rankin. I am from Birmingham, Ala., and graduated from The University of Alabama in May of 2020 with a degree in News Media and a sports concentration. Prior to starting at this station, I interned with the University of Alabama Club Hockey Team as a broadcast intern. I enjoy a variety of sports, and my favorite teams are the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots. I started at Tide 100.9 in May of 2021 as an intern, covering high school football and multiple UA Athletics events. In March of 2022, I was brought on as a producer and content creator. I have enjoyed my time so far at Tide and I cannot wait to start this new chapter. Let's connect: Twitter- @kmrankin1 Instagram: kimrankin1
Former UA Basketball Star Injured During Cavs Game on Sunday
Former UA point guard Collin Sexton will miss an indefinite amount of time after suffering a torn meniscus in his knee on Sunday during the Cleveland Cavaliers win against the New York Knicks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Sexton, the former first round draft pick, was already lighting up the statistics board- averaging 15...
Tuscaloosa Academy Knights Knock Off Valiant Cross Warriors in AISA Playoffs
Tuscaloosa Academy Knights defeat Valiant Cross Warriors 31-6 in the first round of the AISA playoffs.
Heartache at Homecoming: Sipsey Valley Upsets Central, Crushing Playoff Hopes
Heartache at homecoming for the Central High Falcons(3-6, 2-4), as the Sipsey Valley Bears(3-6, 2-4) pull the upset 13-12, crushing Central’s hopes for a playoff spot.
The Man, The Myth, The Legend: A Thank You to Irvin Carney
Dear Mr. Carney, As the iconic third Saturday in October approaches, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for the 78 seconds of cheerful optimism, after Tennessee seemed to have the rival advantage, winning the last three of four games prior. How...
Pickens County Defeats Meek for 1A, Region 6 Crown
On a hot and humid homecoming in Reform, Ala., the Pickens County Tornadoes(7-1, 6-0) beat the Meek Tigers(5-3, 4-2) 22-6 to win the 1A-Region 6 division and seal the number one seed for the playoffs.
Hillcrest Scores 30 Unanswered Points to Pull Region Upset
Friday Night Lights is coming down to the wire, and for the Hillcrest Patriots, that means putting another big region rivalry win under their belt against the McAdory Yellow Jackets, pulling the upset 30-7. McAdory showed their explosive nature quickly, scoring on a 3-drive possession; a 46-yard pass to Jabari Strait, then two handoffs to RB Roderick Thomas for the fast score to put them up 7-0.
Party on Patriot Parkway: Hillcrest Knocks Off Northridge
It was a party on Patriot Parkway as the Hillcrest Patriots (4-2, 2-1) defeated the Northridge Jaguars (6-1, 3-1) 49-14, handing the Jaguars their first loss of the season. Hillcrest started off strong, holding Northridge to a 3-and-out; then, proceeded to charge down the field, for an eight play, 74-yard drive. Pat...
Stampede Upset Falcons For First Win in Non-Conference, Cross-Town Rivalry
On a cool, autumn night in Cottondale, Ala., fans on both sides filled the stadium for Paul Bryant High School’s senior night, and watched the Paul Bryant Stampede(1-4, 0-2) upset the Central High Falcons(2-3,1-1) 31-7 in a non-regional, cross-town rivalry, their first win of the season.
Gordo Green Wave Washes Out Haleyville Lions
The green and white outshined the lights on a wet, humid evening in Gordo, Ala., as the Gordo Green Wave(4-1, 2-1) beat the Haleyville Lions(1-4, 0-3) 38-0 Friday evening. Haleyville, desperate to find a win and turn their season around, looked to capitalize on their opponents woes, while Gordo needed a momentum shift after last week’s loss to Northside, the first of their season. “...
10 Places to Watch the Bama vs. Mercer in Tuscaloosa Without A Ticket
Game days in Tuscaloosa are an essential part of college football season. Whether a student, tailgating, or wanting to experience the atmoshphere, there are many spots you can enjoy the game without having to physically go. Here is a list of some of the best spots in town to enjoy game day. ...