ATLANTA (Jan. 21) — Georgia Tech sports radio voice Wes Durham has been named Georgia Sportscaster of the Year for 1999 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, the organization announced Friday.
Durham, who has called play-by-play for Tech football, basketball and baseball since 1995, will receive the honor at the NSSA Convention May 1 in Salisbury, N.C. The award is voted on by the NSSA membership in the state of Georgia.
It is the first time Durham has been so honored, though his father, legendary North Carolina radio voice Woody Durham, has received the award for North Carolina 10 times.
“It’s nice to be recognized by your peers,” said Durham, 33. “The award has always meant a lot to me since my dad has won it several times. But I also have to say thanks to our football, basketball and baseball teams because of their success. Exciting teams and games make for exciting broadcasts.”
Since August of 1997, Wes Durham has worked as Georgia Tech’s Director of Broadcasting. He originally came to Atlanta in July of 1995 as the radio play-by-play announcer for football, men’s basketball and selected baseball games. Prior to that, he served as the radio voice at Vanderbilt, where he was a 1995 finalist for the Tennessee sportscaster of the year award, Marshall and Radford.