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PGA Tour Golfer Blayne Barber Comes on Rich and Jeremy

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PGA Tour golfer and former Auburn Tiger Blayne Barber chatted with Rich and Jeremy to discuss his season so far and what life is like on the tour.

Blayne Barber was born in Tallahassee, FL. He grew up in the small North Central Florida town of Lake City, Florida

Blayne began his college career at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, but after his freshman year, he transferred to Auburn University following head coach Nick Clinard, where he played two more years before graduating Finance in 2012.

Blayne was a three-time All-American and earned First-Team All-American honors his redshirt junior year.

He competed for the United States teams in the 2011 and 2012 Palmer Cup, as well as the 2011 Walker Cup.

After winning the South Georgia Classic on the Web.com Tour in 2014, Blayne earned his PGA TOUR card for the 2014-2015 season. His best career PGA TOUR finish to-date came in November 2016 when he finished 2nd at the RSM Classic after losing in a playoff. He also had a 3rd place finish in the 2016 Honda Classic.

Barber and his wife, Morgan (who he met at Auburn), along with their two children make Auburn their home. He and Morgan are actively involved in the Auburn-Opelika Young Life ministry and are members of Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn.

 

Barber currently stands in 118th in the PGA Tour FedEx Cup rankings. In October, the top 125 golfers in the FedEx Cup rankings will make the 2017 FedEx Cup playoffs.

 

2017 Auburn High Football on Wings 94.3 Broadcast Team Announcement

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With Auburn High School Football just weeks away, the Auburn Network is excited to announce the 2017 Auburn High Football on Wings 94.3 Broadcast Team!

 

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Scott Bagwell

Scott Bagwell- Play-by-Play

After four years of being the voice of Auburn High Football on Wings 94.3, Bill Cameron has stepped down and given the reigns to Scott Bagwell. Bagwell began his career in broadcasting in 2009 and called Auburn University soccer as well as the SEC and NCAA Tournament in 2010, then the NCAA Tournament again in 2012. Bagwell also called the 2010 volleyball NCAA Tournament in 2010. In 2011, Scott lended his voice for Auburn University softball, including in the Women’s College World Series. Bagwell also has experience as the studio engineer for Troy football and basketball 2011, UNLV basketball for the 2011-2012 season, and for IMG College from 2011-2012.

 

Bagwell has also served as the voice of both Auburn High basketball and baseball since 2013, and was the sideline reporter for Auburn High Football from 2013-2016.

 

Blake Ramsey

Blake Ramsey (Photo Credit: Auburn City Schools)

Blake Ramsey- Color Analyst 

Bagwell will be joined in the booth this season by Blake Ramsey. Ramsey is going into his sixth year of teaching for Auburn City Schools and serves as the coach for both seventh grade football and eighth grade baseball. Ramsey has also served as a color analyst for Auburn High baseball.

 

 

Noah Gardner

Noah Gardner

Noah Gardner- Sideline Reporter

After Scott Bagwell’s move to the broadcast booth, Noah Gardner has received the nod as this season’s sideline reporter. Gardner worked at WEGL 91.1 in Auburn where he did play-by-play and color commentary for Auburn University soccer, softball, and volleyball from 2015-2016. Gardner is currently the co-host of The Lunch Break on ESPN 106.7 and The SEC Report on ESPN 106.7.

 

 

 

Riley Hubbard- On-site Producer

Riley Hubbard

Riley Hubbard

Riley Hubbard will be the producer for all of the Auburn High Football on Wings 94.3 broadcasts this season. Hubbard has been a part of the Auburn Network team since 2016, where he serves as a live and remote broadcast producer and studio engineer, website editor, and app designer and editor. Riley also currently serves as the color analyst for Auburn High baseball on ESPN 106.7. Hubbard is a rising senior at Auburn High School where he is a member of the Auburn High golf team.

 

 

 

Drew Forehand- Studio Engineer 

Drew Forehand is set to serve as the studio engineer for Auburn High football on Wings 94.3 for his fifth season. Forehand graduated from Northwest Florida State College in 2013 and has been a part of the Auburn Network team since 2013. Forehand is currently the studio engineer for The Drive with Bill Cameron and a co-host of The SEC Report on ESPN 106.7

LISTENERS SCORE PAIRS OF TICKETS TO SEE UNCLE TED!!

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Wings 94-3 congratulates our latest the Summer Concert Series ticket winners:

 Joseph Hill of Auburn

Bill Richardson of Auburn

Chase Selvage of Auburn

Micaiah Parsons of Auburn

Jeff Watkins of Opelika

They’re all going to see Ted Nugent in concert Sunday night at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center!

The Summer Concert Series is presented by PepsiFour Seasons Federal Credit Union….Outback Steak House in Opelika…and Gil’s Auto Sales Prestige Collection.

More winning coming soon…from Wings 94.3.

WINGS 94.3 SENDING LISTENERS TO SEE TED NUGENT IN CONCERT!

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The Wings 94-3 Summer Concert Series kicks into high gear with Ted Nugent!

That’s right! Wings, along with our partners – Pepsi, Outback Steak House of Opelika, Four Seasons Federal Credit Union and Gil’s Auto Sales Prestige Collection – will be sending five lucky listeners to see “Uncle Ted” perform live on Sunday night, July 16th at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center.

For your chance to win one of five pairs of tickets, text Ted to 88 474. Data rates may apply.

Or register online by clicking HERE.

Hurry,  because we’ll draw for our winners next week on Wings 94-3.

 

WINGS CONGRATULATES OUR ROD STEWART CONCERT WINNERS!

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Wings 94.3 and our partners, Pepsi, Four Seasons Federal Credit Union and Gil’s Auto Sales’ Prestige Collection, congratulate our latest winners in the Summer Concert Series:

PAM CHAMBERS & PENNY CHRISTOPHER of Auburn;
TINA SHEPPARD of Opelika;
and ROBIN KOLWICZ of Midland, Georgia.

Each won a pair of tickets to see ROD STEWART with special guest Cyndi Lauper this Sunday night at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre.

More concerts and more winning is just around the corner, so stay tuned to Wings 94.3!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 EAST ALABAMA CHAMPION!

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Congratulations to the 2017 East Alabama Star Champion, Jammie Gaddy of Phenix City! Jammie won the title this past Saturday at the finals held at Buck Wild Saloon in Smiths Station and wins over $5000 in prizes. 

Donald Jenkins of Opelika was second in the audience voting followed by Jason Alford of Smiths Station and Brett Gehrs of Fortson, Georgia.

Thanks to our sponsors, Gil’s Auto Sales Prestige Collection, Bud Light and Buck Wild Saloon, as well as all the competitors and audience members who made the inaugural East Alabama Star a huge success.

2018 will be even bigger and better!

Photo: (L-R) Brett Gehrs, Donald Jenkins, Jason Alford, Jammie Gaddy

WINGS LISTENERS WIN TICKETS TO SEE KANSAS IN CONCERT!

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Congratulations to Wings 94.3 listeners James Lacy of OpelikaRobert Gates of MontgomeryAlycia Irmiter of Lanett, Carolyn Foster of Opelika and Alan Wallace of Beulah, all winners of pairs of tickets to see Kansas in concert at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, November 29!

Thanks to everyone who entered and for listening to Wings 94.3!

If you’d like to buy tickets to see Kansas, they’re available HERE.

Kansas Facts:

The band has produced eight gold albums, three multi-platinum albums , one platinum live album and a million-selling single, “Dust in the Wind”. Kansas appeared on the Billboard  charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” was the second-most-played track on US classic rock radio in 1995 and No. 1 in 1997.

Teena Shepard of Opelika Wins the “Rock Your Pops” Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Teena Shepherd of Opelika, the winner of the Wings 94.3 “Rock your Pops” giveaway! Teena won a prize package for her father that included a Charbroil Propane Grill from Mike’s Merchandise, a Yeti 20-quart Roadie cooler from First South Farm Credit, a set of deer antler lamps for dad’s man cave from Goree’s Furniture Express, and plenty of ice cold Pepsi.

 

More contests and wore winning on the way from Wings!

WINGS 94.3 & PEPSI SEND LISTENERS TO HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS CONCERT IN MONTGOMERY!

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Wings 94-3 and Pepsi have kicked off our 2017 Summer Concert Series kicks off with Huey Lewis & The News!

Congratulations to Wings listeners:

  • Walter Gould of Opelika
  • Jason Warren of Auburn
  • Leigh DeShields of Opelika
  • John Holmes of Auburn

All four are headed to the Montgomery Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, June 13 with a pair of tickets to see Huey Lewis & The News!

We’ll have more tickets to more Classic concerts coming soon – from Pepsi and WINGS 94-3!

Layla Joins Wings 94.3!

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Popular Auburn/Opelika radio personality Layla has returned to the local airwaves on Wings 94.3! Layla is the new midday host on Wings where she will entertain and inform listeners – along with play the greatest Classic Hits of all time – from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every weekday, immediately following the Rewind at Nine with Al Mason.

Here’s some background information on Layla:

From the moment her parents gave her the names Layla (from Derek and the Dominoes) and Michelle (from the Beatles), they unwittingly doomed their poor daughter to a life of obsessively studying rock & roll –and dominating trivia night at the local bar. As a child raised on the Fab Four, Zeppelin, and the Stones, young Layla’s musical tastes differed significantly from that of her schoolmates – but that’s okay, New Kids on the Block sucked, anyway. After graduating from Auburn University, she tried her hand at being a legitimate journalist in the TV news biz, but the siren’s melodic call was simply too strong; it beckoned to her like a flame to a moth, and she soon conceded that a life of hanging backstage with rock stars was infinitely superior to chasing tornadoes and covering city council meetings. It was a choice she has never regretted. Layla is a doting wife, the exhausted mother of two rambunctious little boys, and the owner of two sweet dogs who constantly beg to go out only to scratch at the door to be let right back in.

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