Freddy Howell, owner of LowCountryradio.com and Bradwell Athletic Director Ken Griffin, have announced that Lowcountryradio.com will broadcast Bradwell boys and girls basketball, starting Saturday with the annual rivalry game against Liberty County.
Charlie Moon, “Voice of the Tigers” and a Bradwell special needs teacher, will go on air at approximately 5 p.m., with the pre-game show. The girls tip off at 5:30 with the boys’ game 20 minutes after the girls finish.
The times are approximate. To find the broadcast, log onto Lowcountryradio.com and click on “listen live.” Then, click on the Bradwell logo. Moon will have interviews with players, coaches and administrators all season long. He also plans on a few surprise guests.
The Bradwell-LowCountry radio relationship began last summer, when Howell and Savannah-area play-by-play pro Tim Melhorn asked Griffin about broadcasting the Bradwell-Liberty County football game. A few conversations later, the two parties agreed to LowCountry doing the entire Bradwell football season. Melhorn handled play-by-play. Moon, who has a degree from the University of South Carolina and worked as a broadcaster and sports editor, provided color analysis and Bradwell’s Scott Porter handled spotting and stats duty.
Howell said, “The relationship between Bradwell and LowCountry Radio seemed to be a perfect match from the start. From the first meeting with AD Ken Griffin and head (football) coach Ross Couch, I knew we had to become partners. Those gentlemen made us feel welcome from the moment we started discussing broadcasting Bradwell football games.”
When Bradwell’s Kevin Lockhart nailed the last-second, game-winning field goal against Homecoming foe Long County, His dad, Staff Sgt Leslie Lockhart, heard it all. He listened with fellow unit members as the sun came up in Afghanistan.
“I think it’s important we continue the Bradwell brand,” Moon said. “It wasn’t just about the football team’s newfound success. It was about us seeing social media posts of Tiger fans all around the world. Now, I can’t wait to take those moments to the Raffertys in Kentucky, former Bradwell teacher Jenn White in California, or Staff Sgt Lockhart watching the sun rise with his unit while serving our country in Afghanistan. To me, that’s what broadcasting sports is all about — painting a picture as clear as you can and making the listeners feel like they’re sitting right there with you. It gives me chills.”