Live and tape-delayed doubleheader high school football returns to the local radio airwaves, beginning with Friday’s Winder-Barrow-Jefferson and Apalachee-Woodland doubleheader.
AM1300 WJBB will send broadcast crews to every regular season and playoff game this season, according to station owner Jeff Batten.
“I’ve been eyeballing Aug. 29 since I bought the station in March,” Batten said. “There’s nothing, and I mean nothing, that energizes a local radio station more than high school football.”
WJBB will select each week one game to broadcast “live” and then will air the other game immediately following. This week Winder-Barrow’s home opener will air live, followed by Apalachee-Woodland on tape delay.
Broadcast crews are WJBB station manager Tim Rose and Todd Chesser handling Winder Barrow. WJBB personality David Willard and Curt Burkett will call the Apalachee games.
WJBB will also broadcast live from the home stadium at 6:45 for the “Friday Night Lights pre-game kickoff show.” This week, that program will originate from Winder-Barrow high school.
“The technology is in place, the giveaways have been ordered, the announcers are jacked up. Now all we need is two wins to kick off the season,” Batten said.
WJBB AM1300 has served Barrow County for more than 60 years and is one of six stations owned by Batten.