Jackets have a new home on the radio

  • Thursday, August 22, 2013

Those who attempt to tune in to the radio broadcast for the North Augusta High School football team this season may run into trouble.

The radio team has moved from WNRR 1380 AM to WEZO Talk Radio 1230 AM. If that seems familiar, it’s because it is a homecoming of sorts.

“This was the original we had gone to,” said Jeff Williamson, the color analyst. “We moved to a new station, and then the owners went and bought up the old station from the other guys. So we bounced back and forth on the two radio stations. We’re just going to try to make the best of it and have fun with it. The community around here loves high school football.”

The team of Williamson, play-by-play man Jason Lynn and sideline reporter Bob Bolton will once again be returning.

The broadcast originally started on the Internet, where Williamson and Lynn, who both work with North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services, wanted to do something to give back to the team. The duo went that way for two years before getting hooked up with a radio station. From there they met Renee DeMedici, who owns their current station, and have been there since.

Like most of the area, the excitement for this year’s team is also quite high with the broadcasting team.

“It’s kind of funny, because we did recreation football and we’ve watched these kids grow up since they were 7 years old,” Williamson said. “This was always a pretty good class of kids, not only on the field but off the field. They’ve always been pretty talented, and I think it’s going to show this year.

On top of the play on the field, like many of the Jacket faithful, there is also quite a bit of buzz for the new scoreboard.

“(Coach Pippin) is pretty geeked about that scoreboard, to say the least,” Williamson joked.

The game will also be simulcast at www.italkus.com. An Android app is also available and can be found by searching “iTalkUS” though it is not available on the iPhone at this time.

Scott Rodgers is the news editor at the North Augusta Star.

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