Durham heads Falcons,
Yellow Jackets broadcasts


1988 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.

Durham, 38, 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 Dimino.

Durham has 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 Sportswriters Association.

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 from 1988-91.



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