Local sports on air

Published 3:52 am Wednesday, June 20, 2007

By By Matthew Nascone
Listeners to Atmore's local radio station, WNSI 105.9 FM, are now able to hear about what is going on with the athletes in the local area.
A brand new show, "Sports Local" aired for the first time June 5 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. and all that co-hosts Nick Baggett and Josh Godwin talked about was the news of the local high school sports teams.
Baggett and Godwin covered the happenings from Escambia County High School, Escambia Academy, Northview High School, Flomaton High School, J.U. Blacksher High School and Baldwin County High School.
"I thought we needed local sports coverage for our listeners," said Lou Vickery, host of the "Coaches' Show" on WNSI. "We wanted to cover our three schools in the Atmore area plus the surrounding areas of Uriah, Bay Minette and Flomaton. Our two hosts will have a walk in and talk type deal. Anyone who wants to talk about sports can walk on in and have a discussion with Nick and Josh."
Baggett and Godwin broadcast from underneath the flat screen TV in the dining room of David's Catfish House. Vickery said the show will move to Thursday night when the football season begins in August, but for now the show is on from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday nights.
Baggett is a veteran broadcaster for WNSI. He called the Escambia County High School football games for the network last fall, but Godwin is a rookie to projecting his voice through the airwaves.
"This is my first time doing something like this and it has been a lot of fun," Godwin said.
Baggett said his experiences in the past have helped him on the air Tuesday nights.
"Everything has been going well," Baggett said. "It has been fun and I am glad I did the calling of the games in the past because it has helped me do this show. And we cover anything and everything in the local area. It has been interesting for me to get a better understanding of sports in the Atmore area. I was not around for the golden years and it has been interesting to learn about them from our guests."
The guests Baggett speaks of is former Escambia County Training School head football coach George Mosby. Mosby and ECHS head football coach Kyle Davis were the show's first two guests. Yesterday Flomaton head football coach and Atmore native Doug Vickrey visited with Baggett and Godwin.

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