**For Immediate Release**
Changing of the Guard in the OPSU Announcer’s Booth
- by OPSU Sports on 08-23-07
Goodwell, Okla. - College football begins on the Oklahoma Panhandle State campus on September 1st as the Aggies host Langston University, and for the first time in seven years, Dr. Wayne Stewart will not be the public address announcer at an Aggie home opener.
Stewart, the school’s Dean of Education, will be the handing the microphone off to Seth Adams, a junior OPSU student from Hooker, Oklahoma. Stewart - an experienced and popular announcer - will continue his teaching and administrative duties at the school, but has retired from sports announcing. He has handled the majority of football and men’s and women’s basketball games for six years.
“Wayne Stewart is a very professional man and it has been an honor and pleasure to work with him” said Scott Puryear, OPSU Sports Information Director. “He has a strong, resonant voice; a great sense of humor; he stays right on top of things; and he is genuinely a nice guy and fun to work with.”
Puryear also said he is looking forward to having Adams handle the P.A. duties this fall for OPSU football.
A game announcer must keep the fans involved in the action, provide accurate information, continually coordinate with the school band and cheer team and handle many general announcements during the course of a game as well as during halftime activities.
According to Puryear, “Seth Adams handled the announcing for baseball last spring and he did a nice job. He has a good presence, and does a nice job of keeping the spectators involved.
A special thanks to Dr. Wayne Stewart for working so well with Oklahoma Panhandle State athletics and volunteering so much of his time.