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The 2020 school year marks the 25th season that Jon Fine (Sports) Productions will have the privilege of producing and calling play-by-play for Denham Springs HS Football radio broadcasts.  In 2020, the broadcast slate will include all 8 regular season Denham games, and every playoff game. Broadcasts will air on Family Radio-91.9 FM-Baton Rouge, starting at 6:00 pm Friday nights.  All broadcasts can also be heard on the Internet at (click Listen Live on the Denham Springs Football PBP page). The first broadcast is Friday, October 2, as the Jackets travel to St Amant HS.

Denham Springs HS grad Josh Ward will be the play-by-play announcer of the Jackets.  He will be joined by Andy Duckworth as the color commentator. Jon Fine will contribute to the pre-game, half-time and post-game shows.

“Sport N Center Jackets Warm-Up” will include an interview with Jackets Athletic Director/ Football Brett Beard by Josh Ward.  Fine will interview a prominent Denham Springs personality.   Ward and Duckworth will also offer a preview of that night’s game and other pertinent information.

The “North Oaks Health Systems Half-Time Report” includes an interview another Denham Springs community and/or sports figure, conducted by Fine.  In addition, Ward and Duckworth will provide a recap of the first half and a look ahead at the second half of action.

During the  “Ralph Sellers Post-Game Show”, there will be an extensive game recap, final stats and a look ahead.

When it is first and 10 for the Jackets, it is an “Ollies Car Wash First Down”!  When the Jackets score, you’ll get the particulars on the “Big Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill Jackets Scoring Drive”.

Sport-N-Center owner Stacy Phipps (Baseball) and Big Mike O’Neal (Football) were  athletes at Denham Springs HS. Ward was an assistant basketball coach with the Jackets.

After the first Denham Springs score of each half, listeners will have the opportunity to win a Buddy’s Bar B Q Feast, valued at $55.  All a listener has to do is to email Josh [at] SportsGumbo [dot] net with their name to be eligible.  We will randomly draw 2 winners—one in the first half and one in the second half.

Fine expressed that he is especially appreciative of the loyal commercial and name mention sponsors the broadcasts have had on Jon Fine Sports Productions’ Denham Springs HS play-by-play broadcasts throughout the years.  Many have been with the broadcasts on a year-in, year-out basis.  Fine expressed hope that listeners will have the opportunity to patronize these businesses and let them know they heard about them on DSHS Football radio broadcasts. 

Josh Ward not only graduated from Denham Springs HS, but served as an assistant basketball coach under Coach Paul Smith.  He has called Redemptorist HS and Central HS Football games for Jon Fine Productions in years’ past.  He is presently the Traffic Manager at Guaranty Broadcasting. Ward is a native of Denham Springs.

Andy Duckworth returns to the Denham Springs broadcasts for a third consecutive season in the same capacity he served in 2015—as color commentator.  Andy grew up in Mississippi, played high school football, basketball and baseball and was a 4 year baseball letterman at Belhaven.  He is a former radio station manager and sports-talk host in Mississippi.  In this capacity, he hosted a sports talk show and did play-by-play for Mississippi College Athletics and Madison Central HS He presently works as a financial advisor.

Jon Fine co-hosted and produced daily 2 hour drive-time radio sports-talk programs in the Greater Baton Rouge area for close to 20 years.  His programs (first SportsTalk, which changed its name to SportsGumbo), aired, at times, in New Orleans, Lake Charles, Monroe and Alexandria, in addition to the Baton Rouge market.  His company, Jon Fine Productions, has produced numerous Denham Springs HS and area HS sports programming on television, radio and internet.  In addition to his Denham Springs broadcasting chores, Fine has an EBay internet store, ArrestedDevelopmentMedia Guides, and is a marketing representative for SportsRadio-1310-KEZM-Sulphur/Lake Charles. Fine is a native of Valley Stream, New York and a graduate of Penn.

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