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The 2022 school year marks the 27th 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 2022, the broadcast slate will include the Jamboree, all 10 regular season Denham games, and every playoff game. Broadcasts will air on Family Radio-91.9 FM-Baton Rouge, starting at 6:00 pm, with the exception of the Jamboree.  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 night, August 26, as the Jackets travel to face Walker HS in the Walker Jamboree.—This broadcast will start at 5:30 pm.

Denham Springs HS grad Josh Ward will be the play-by-play announcer of the Jackets.  He will be joined by Mitch Covington 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, brought to you by SERVPRO.  Fine will interview a prominent Denham Springs personality.   Ward and Covington will also offer a preview of that night’s game and other pertinent information.

The “A&A Discount Tires Half-Time Report” includes an interview with another Denham Springs community and/or sports figure, conducted by Fine.  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 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 a “Big Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill First Down”.  When the Jackets score, you’ll get the particulars on the “Brandy Robertson State Farm Insurance Jackets Scoring Drive”.   When the Jackets win, it will be declared “Money In The Bank”, brought to you by BankPlus.

Sport-N-Center owner Stacy Phipps (Baseball), Ralph Sellers Chevrolet Parts Manager Jim McChristian (Football and Baseball) and Big Mike O’Neal (Football) were athletes at Denham Springs HS.

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.

Mitch Covington was a 3-sport (football, baseball and basketball) star at Denham Springs HS.  He played college baseball at McNeese State.  A former Jackets assistant football coach, Covington is presently the head football coach at Denham Springs Junior High School.  He was born and raised in Denham Springs.

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.  Fine is a native of Valley Stream, New York and a graduate of Penn.

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