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Our April A-Lister: Rocky “Rock-T” Turner, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host and Dish Nation TV Personality

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“Identify what you are naturally good at, and then go do it.”

Rocky “Rock-T” Turner, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host and Dish Nation TV Personality

Rocky Turner’s career has taken him from the baseball diamond with the New York Mets to sports editor on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, heard by millions daily. Known by fans as “Rock-T,” this A-Lister’s work and appearances mean he frequently travels the country on a Southwest plane, often from his Dallas home to Atlanta, where Rickey Smiley is based. Along the way, Rock-T takes pride in encouraging young people to achieve their goals by setting a positive example and offering advice and encouragement through the RockTeen youth mentoring program. Why Southwest? “They make you feel at home. Every Southwest Employee genuinely loves People. Their mindset is, How can I add value to someone’s life?” Insider Travel Tip “Dreamland Bar-B-Que in Atlanta is a must—great barbecue and the best banana pudding on the planet.” Passion Project “The RockTeen youth mentoring program provides a safe haven to promote positive life choices in the areas of leadership, education, motivation, inspiration, and giving. It’s a life-changing movement that produces results.” Rocky’s travels earn him A-List status through 25 one-way qualifying flights or 35,000 tier qualifying points.