Coaches speak on air

Published 7:21 am Monday, August 7, 2006

By By Matthew Nascone
Coaches have been on the air with Lou Vickery for a long time, but during this upcoming football season Atmore's coaches will have a voice.
Vickery, a talk show host on WNSI FM 105.9, has held a "Coaches' Show" for the football coaches in Baldwin County, but never the Atmore area.
"We will feature all three coaches from this area," Vickery said. "Escambia County High coach Kyle Davis will be on the air first, followed by Escambia Academy coach Heath Gibson and Northview High coach Cody Keene."
The show will air every Tuesday night from 6:20 p.m. until 7:20 p.m. Vickery said each coach will be given a 20-minute segment of air time to talk about whatever they want to.
"I will be facilitating the show, but there is no set format for the show," he said. "We are going to play off what happens and let the coaches talk about what they want to talk about."
Vickery said there was a reason for having the show cover the Atmore area this year.
"We felt like there was much greater interest here in our area and we are excited about the show," Vickery said.
The show will consist of what Vickery called a review and preview format. The coaches will be allowed to bring up to three other members of the team or coaching staff into the radio station.
And this group from each respective school will discuss the previous week's games as well as the upcoming Friday game.
This is not the first high school oriented program on FM 105.9. The "High School Today Show" is a weekly show on the station that will precede the "Coaches' Show" from 5 p.m. until 6:20 p.m. It consists of three students from each of the three area schools that report on what has happened in their schools.
Vickery said these programs are used to get information out to the public in a straight from the source type of way.
The show will begin as the football season kicks off and the first games are on Aug. 25 as EA opens at home against Crenshaw Christian Academy and NHS travels to Bozeman. ECHS opens their season at home the following Friday against Alabama Christian Academy.

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