TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily
Hi SportsNewser readers - thanks for taking a few minutes of your day to check in with SportsNewser over the past year. Moving forward, sports media stories will be featured on our other mediabistro.com blogs, including here on TVNewser.

Tar Heels announcer Durham retiring after 40 years

Woody Durham, who has been the play-by-play radio announcer for basketball and football games at the University of North Carolina for four decades, is retiring today. Durham (left, beside Duke announcer Bob Harris) has called more than 1,800 Tar Heels games, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Eric Montross, the network’s color analyst and a former UNC player, said Durham will be remembered as a legendary broadcaster.

“I’ve been honored to work under him. He’s a master of his craft, and that’s the way I just want to remember him, and that’s exactly how we will.”

Durham graduated from UNC in 1963 and took over the play-by-play position eight years later. He called 13 NCAA Final Fours and six national title games, including championship seasons in 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009. He also did play-by-play for 23 bowl games. He was named North Carolina’s sportscaster of the year 13 times and is a member of the state’s sports hall of fame.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media Strategy Boot Camp

Social Media Strategy Boot CampStarting November 10, build a complete social media strategy for your brand! Through a series of weeklong webcasts, marketing and social media experts will teach you how to integrate social media into your overall marketing strategy, understand key metrics and analytics, and master the emerging trends in social. Register now!