School of Communications graduate Wes Durham is adding the Atlanta
Falcons radio play-by-play job to his list of things to do this
fall. Durham will continue as the voice of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
football and men's basketball - positions he's filled since 1995.
will be joined by Chuck Smith and Dave Archer in the broadcast booth
for the games on WZGC-FM. 92.9.
"We are thrilled to find a play-by-play broadcaster of Wes'
caliber," said Rick Caffey, Infinity Broadcasting - Atlanta,
general manager. "Wes will be the centerpiece of what already
is a strong broadcast team." The broadcast team will also include
Falcons legend Jeff Van Not, and sportscasters Mitch Evans and Chris
worked with the Falcons in the past - broadcasting pre-season games
in 1999 and 2000. This is Durham's 10th season as the football and
basketball radio play-by-play announcer at Georgia Tech. He was
selected the "2003 Georgia Sportscaster of the Year" for
the second time in four years by the National Sportscasters and
Durham is a
North Carolina native, and his father, Woody Durham, has been the
football and basketball play-by-play announcer at North Carolina
since 1971. Father and son will fill the Southern airwaves this
fall; Woody will be broadcasting his 34th season for the Tar Heels.
In 1992, Durham
was honored by Elon as its Outstanding Young Alumnus. In his role
with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Durham is also host of the
radio and television shows featuring the football and basketball
head coaches, and he has hosted a series of video productions about
Tech football and basketball. Prior to taking on the Georgia Tech
positions, Durham spent three years doing the football and basketball
play-by-play at Vanderbilt, where he won Associated Press honors
for best play-by-play and sports reporting at WSM. He also performed
as a broadcaster for Marshall in 1991-92 and for Radford University