Woody Durham retired today, from his position as the play-by-play voice of the North Carolina Tar Heels’ football and basketball, after 40 years at the helm for the Heels and it is very interesting to look back at those who worked with Woody on the broadcasts over the years…..
Wild Bill Curry had the Carolina play-by-play job before Woody took over back in 1971 and since then the list of those who worked along side Durham is impressive…..Guys like “Choo Choo” Charlie Justice, Henry Hinton, Freddy Kiger, Mick Mixon, Bob Holliday, I remember them all, and I’m sure you do too….There was even Lee Kinard(WFMY TV 2), who worked along side Woody on commentary, and that run by Lee, escaped me….Don’t recall that duo call, of Woody Durham and Lee Kinard, doing Carolina sports…..
Tar Heel Sports over the years has been broadcast locally on WBIG(1470AM and 102FM…BIG 102 was country back in the day….), plus the games were heard on 1400AM WGBG, WMAG 99.5, 98.7 WKSI, 94.1 in more than one formation, 93.1 WMIX, 100.3 also known then as B100 FM….And the list goes on and I believe that 94.5 should also be on the list, as RUSH Radio 94.5 picked up Woody and the team this year…..
Those that worked with Woody, from WRALSportsFan.com…..
Woody Durham broadcast Carolina football and basketball games with numerous color analysts and sideline reporters, including Jones Angell, Phil Ford, Stephen Gates, Jerod Haase, Jim Heavner, Henry Hinton, Bob Holliday, Charlie Justice, Freddie Kiger, Lee Kinard, Ken Mack, Draggan Mihailovich, Mick Mixon, Eric Montross, Lee Pace, Bob Quincy and Rick Steinbacher.
CLICK HERE to read all on the Woody Durham retirement and what Woody had to say today from WRAL Sports……