DME, WJBE team up for Game of the Week

Dora-Cordova first GOW

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 8/24/18

High school football in the community will back on the airwaves tonight, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Daily Mountain Eagle and WJBE Country Legends 88.5 FM.

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DME, WJBE team up for Game of the Week

Dora-Cordova first GOW

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High school football in the community will back on the airwaves tonight, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Daily Mountain Eagle and WJBE Country Legends 88.5 FM.

Beginning with tonight’s showdown between the Cordova Blue Devils and the Dora Bulldogs, a high school game of the week will be featured throughout the regular season, which will be broadcast live on WJBE 88.5 FM and on mountaineagle.com with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Longtime radio broadcaster Chuck Dunn will provide the play-by-play and lead broadcasting duties, while Eagle sports writer Brian Hale will provide color commentary.

Dunn, who had previous experience in calling Cordova football games, recently called several contests during the Walker County Softball tournament in April with WJLX’s Woody Wilson. Hale, who has contributed to several broadcasts with WJLX through the years, called Bevill State Basketball and high school softball last season for Mountain Eagle Broadcasting.

Station manager Brett Elmore expressed his pleasure in bringing area high school football action to fans and listeners throughout the area and continuing the partnership with the Eagle.

“It’s extremely important in a market our size to work together — though the Eagle and our radio station are different media formats, cooperation greatly benefits both organizations, as well as the readers and listeners of both.

“Since James Phillips became publisher of the Eagle, we’ve worked together on several projects both in sports and in news coverage — teaming up to broadcast the county game of the week is another wonderful opportunity to bring quality media coverage to the community,” Elmore said. “I’ve known Chuck for several years and he has extensive history in broadcasting football games. It’s good to have him back on with us — he’ll bring a lot to each broadcast and I know the listeners will enjoy his calls. We’re glad to have Brian on board as well — he’s helped out with broadcasts for us in several years and has a great perspective.”