Texas A&M University to Host Former Radio Announcer and Author Dave South

By Marketing and Communications | 01-21-2020

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS (Jan. 21, 2020) - The Texas A&M University Libraries are pleased to welcome author Dave South to Cushing Memorial Library and Archives for a speaker program and book signing.

The event will be Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Cushing Library. The keynote event will highlight South’s book, and will give guests the opportunity to tour the exhibit “A Spirit can Ne’er be Told: Traditions of Aggieland.” The exhibit, which has been open since Oct. 2019, will run until Feb., 28 at Cushing Library. The exhibition features materials such as the oldest known Aggie Ring, an ’89 Bonfire ax handle, historic Yell Books and Reveille II’s last every day collar.

South is a former longtime Texas A&M University football radio announcer who spent almost 50 years as a college announcer and 33 seasons with Aggie football. South recently wrote the book You Saw Me On The Radio that brings to life some of his favorite stories of calling Aggie football and basketball games throughout the years. You Saw Me On The Radio details everything from behind-the-scenes stories to South’s encounters with celebrities to meeting a retired Marine who he connected with during a basketball game. The Marine Cpl. Matthew Bradford lost his sight, lets and an arm while deployed in Iraq, and to support those injured in the line of duty, South is giving all of his book sale royalties to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

“Traditions of Aggieland” exhibition is free and open to the public, and Cushing Library is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.

For more information contact Winona Murphy at winonam@tamu.edu or 979.862.1027.

Media contact: Lauren Waugh, laurenw@library.tamu.edu, 979.458.2420