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The 2023 school year marks the 28th 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 2023, the broadcast slate will include the Jamboree, all 10 regular season Denham games, and every playoff game. Broadcasts can be heard on Family Radio-91.9 FM Baton Rouge. All broadcasts can also be heard on the Internet at (click Listen Live on the Denham Springs Football PBP page).  Sport-n-Center Jackets Warm-Up gets the broadcasts underway at 6:00 pm.  The first broadcast is Friday, August 25 when the Jackets entertain Walker HS in the Denham Springs Jamboree.

Josh Ward returns as the play-by-play announcer of the Jackets.  Ward will be joined by Mitch Covington as the color commentator. Producer Jon Fine will contribute to the pre-game, half-time and post-game programming.

“Sport N Center Jackets Warm-Up” will feature an interview with Jackets Football Coach Brett Beard conducted by Josh Ward. Jon Fine will speak with a prominent Denham Springs community and/or sports figure. Ward and Covington will also offer a preview of that night’s game and other pertinent information.

The “Smalls Sliders Half-Time Report” will include Fine interviewing another Denham Springs personality.  In addition, Ward and Covington will provide a recap of the first half and a look ahead at the second half of action.

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

When Denham Springs picks up a first down, they’ll achieve a Big Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill First Down. When the Jackets score, the scoring drive will be recapped on the  Brandy Robertson State Farm Insurance Scoring Drive.  When the Jackets have secured a victory, Ward will indicate such and it will be brought to you by Bank Plus. Water Breaks will be brought to you by The Water Tree of Denham Springs.

Sport-N-Center owner Stacy Phipps (Baseball) and Big Mike O’Neal (Football) were athletes at Denham Springs HS.  Ralph Sellers Chevrolet Parts Manager Jim McChristian, a former Jackets color commentator, says he was an athlete at Denham Springs HS, but we have had a difficult time verifying this claim!

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.

Jackets play-by-play announcer Josh Ward, a Denham Springs HS graduate, was a Yellow Jackets assistant basketball coach.  He is an executive at Guaranty Broadcasting.  Much to the regret of several ladies in the Greater Baton Rouge area and points unknown, he is single.

Mitch Covington, a 3-sport star at Denham Springs HS, would later serve as a Jackets assistant football coach.  He is presently the head football coach at Denham Springs Junior High School.  He is a graduate of McNeese State, where he played baseball.  He is married and has 2 children.

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.  Fine presently has an EBay store—ArrestedDevelopmentMediaGuides.   He is a native of Valley Stream, New York and a graduate of Penn, where he majored in Marketing.  Much to the delight of several ladies in the Greater Baton Rouge area and points unknown, he is single.

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