June 24, 2008
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech and ISP Sports announced today that Jeff Woolverton of 790 AM “The Zone” will join veteran play-by-play announcer Wes Durham and former Yellow Jacket quarterback Rick Strom to form the broadcast team for Tech football games this fall.
Woolverton will serve as sideline reporter and co-host of “Yellow Jacket Countdown,” the two-hour show that airs prior to every Georgia Tech football game.
Co-host of “Brandon (Adams) and Woolvey” weekdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Woolverton has had an association with ISP since joining the 790 team. Last year he hosted a weekly Georgia Tech football show live from Fox Sports Grill.
“Tech fans will appreciate Jeff’s enthusiasm and passion for the game,” Durham said. “He will be a solid addition to our team.”
Strom, who reported from the Tech sidelines the previous three seasons, will serve as color analyst in 2008. A quarterback for the Yellow Jackets from 1983 to 1987, Strom went on to play seven years in the NFL, playing for his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions.
“I’m very pleased that Rick Strom can move upstairs to join us in the booth as our primary analyst,” Durham said. “He did a great job as our sideline analyst for three years and I think will provide a lot of insight to our fans. His playing experience at Georgia Tech is real bonus to our listeners, who can trust his commentary on what is happening during every game.”
All changes came as the result of Jeff Van Note’s departure from the network. The former Atlanta Falcons great had been the color analyst in the booth with Durham since 2004, but wanted to devote more time to his family and to his continuing duties with the broadcast of Falcons’ games. Van Note has worked in a variety of roles with the Falcons’ broadcast team since retiring from football in the late 1980’s.
Van Note, who was inducted into the Falcons Ring of Honor in 2006, will continue to have a pre-game and post-game role with Falcons radio this year.
“I can’t begin to thank Jeff Van Note enough for his work on our broadcasts,” Durham said. “He has been a good friend for many years and I think the Tech fans got to see what a quality gentleman he really is, along with having exceptional knowledge about the game of football. We will miss his friendship and contributions to our broadcast.”