Angell gets call at UNC

Staff WriterJune 28, 2011 

North Carolina has found a new voice to occupy the Tar Heels broadcasting booth for football and basketball.

Jones Angell, a host and color analyst for the Tar Heel Sports Network the last six years, will assume the play-by-play duties for UNC's football and men's basketball radio broadcasts beginning this fall, the university announced Monday.

Angell, 32, succeeds Hall of Fame broadcaster Woody Durham, who retired in April after 40 years as the voice of the Tar Heels.

"I am incredibly honored and excited to become the next play-by-play voice for Carolina athletics," Angell said, following the announcement by UNC athletic director Dick Baddour and Learfield Sports general manager Gary Sobba. "The guys on the broadcast with me are so good at what they do. Having them there will make this transition much easier."

Angell, who graduated from UNC in 2001, has worked in various roles with the Tar Heel Sports Network since joining the Learfield Sports property 11 years ago.

The Jacksonville native called play-by-play for UNC baseball for the last eight seasons and worked nearly 70 football games and more than 200 men's basketball games as a member of Durham's broadcast team.

"Replacing Woody Durham is not my goal," Angell said. "I just want to continue the high level of broadcasting excellence and maintain the passion that Woody had for UNC for so long. He's been so incredibly gracious during this whole process. I've been able to work with and learn so much from him over my time here."

Angell has also hosted TarHeelBlue.com broadcasts of Late Night with Roy Williams and football's Signing Day Live, produced and hosted features on UNC coaches' television shows, and written for "Tar Heel Monthly."

"[Angell] beat out a talented group of candidates from across the nation," Baddour said in a statement released by the university. "What stood out to us was his preparation, attention to detail, easy listening style and knowledge of the history of Carolina athletics. He understands that he is following in the footsteps of someone our fans love dearly, but I believe strongly that Jones will make his own mark on Tar Heel athletics."

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