Thursday, June 4 2020

2/20/19 – Jones Angell, “Voice of the Tarheels”

Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Jones Angell, the “Voice of the Tarheels.”  Angell’s visit comes just hours before the first UNC – Duke basketball game of the season.

Angell started out his career calling high school football and baseball games in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1999.

Angell’s very first job with the Tar Heel Sports Network was calling play-by-play of a Little League Baseball game for WIZS while still an intern. John Rose, who was the engineer for the Tar Heel Sports Network at the time, is part of the family that owns WIZS.

Angell continued to call high school football games while still an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill.  He also started doing color commentary for North Carolina Tar Heels women’s soccer and women’s basketball.

Angell spent most of his childhood in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He grew up listening to Woody Durham and Mick Mixon calling Tar Heel football and basketball games on the radio with his family.  Growing up, Angell wanted to do NCAA Division I play-by-play announcing, against the objections of his mother.

While a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Angell enrolled in what was then known as the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Between his sophomore and junior years, he started interning with the Tar Heel Sports Network, where he feels he received most of his training.

After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, Angell worked in various radio and hosting positions within the Tar Heel Sports Network.  Prior to becoming the Voice of the Tar Heels, Angell was best known for providing color and later play-by-play commentary for Tar Heel baseball from 2000 to 2011, and for working alongside Durham and his staff as a host and color analyst for football and men’s basketball broadcasts from 2005 until 2011.

As assistant director of new media at UNC Chapel Hill, Angell has produced many features that have been shown on the video boards at Kenan Stadium and the Dean Smith Center.



Mark Your Calendar

3/6/19 – David Cutcliffe, Head Football Coach, Duke
3/20/19 – Dave Odom, College Basketball Expert
4/3/19 – Special Guest Speaker!

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