Feb. 11, 2008
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech Athletics’ Director of Broadcasting Wes Durham has been named the 2008 Georgia Sportscaster of the Year, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) announced.
Durham, in his 13th year calling radio play-by-play for Yellow Jacket athletics, wins the state award for the fifth time and for the fourth time in the last five years. Also entering his fifth year as the play-by-play voice of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Durham was also honored by the NSSA in 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
“It is such an honor to receive this because its selected by your peers in the media,” said Durham, who also hosts TV shows for Georgia Tech football and men’s basketball. “The support I get from the administration at Georgia Tech and the management of the Atlanta Falcons is just incredible. I’m blessed to have one of the best situations in this business and hopefully honors like this speak to not only what I do, but the efforts of those folks as well.”
The awards ceremony is in Salisbury, N.C., and scheduled for May 3-5.
Georgia Tech holds an affiliation with both honorees from the state of Georgia. Jack Wilkinson, who writes for RamblinWreck.com and previously served as a writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was named Sportswriter of the Year.
CBS’ Jim Nantz will be honored as the national Sportscaster of the Year and the Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan will be named National Sportswriter of the Year.
Durham’s father, Woody Durham, is a 12-time state broadcaster of the year winner in North Carolina.