UPDATE 8:45 AM - Ken Sugiura says he's "pretty sure" Wes is not going to be broadcasting for the SEC network. Breathe easy, people. Does this confirm Nate's earlier suspicions that Fox Sports 1 picked him up? Or do you think he'll be going to ESPN? Take your pick, folks!
After 18 years serving as the lead radio announcer for Georgia Tech's football and men's basketball teams, Wes Durham will be leaving the Flats to pursue a position in television. It's a very sad day for Jacket fans everywhere, many of whom have grown up listening to him call Tech football and basketball games through the years (for example, this guy).
To give an even better perspective, Wes Durham has done the radio call for 227 Georgia Tech football games, and 533 men's basketball games, for a total of 760 sporting events covered. That doesn't even include all of the Spring Games he's emceed for or countless videos he's hosted for RamblinWreckTube. For the past 18 years, Wes Durham has been a major part of Georgia Tech's athletic department.
Aside from his duties at Tech, Durham has spent the last 9 years calling Atlanta Falcons games as well -- something that I'm sure can be very taxing, but is very rewarding at the same time. Durham is quite the celebrated radio broadcaster as well, an eight-time winner of Georgia Sportscaster of the Year (including 2010 and 2012) and the 2006 recipient of the Furman Bisher Award for Sports Media Excellence.
To reflect on his contributions to Georgia Tech athletics for a few moments, here are some of Durham's greatest radio calls...
What is your favorite Wes Durham moment or call, Jackets fans?