It was announced today that longtime UNC announcer Woody Durham passed away at the age of 76.

Durham retired from the Tar Heel Sports Network in 2011 after four decades behind the microphone calling UNC games on WCHL and other affiliates across the state. Durham graduated from UNC in 1963 and went on to call more than 1,800 broadcasts on the Tar Heel Sports Network.

For many, Durham was the preferred method of listening to UNC broadcasts. People would mute the volume on their televisions and turn Durham’s broadcast up so they could hear him. His famous saying, “Go where you go, do what you do” is still seen around the Chapel Hill area today to raise awareness for primary progressive aphasia, the neurocognitive disorder Durham had been diagnosed with.

As soon as his passing was announced, the hashtag #HeyWoody began trending with stories on how his broadcasts impacted people’s lives and their UNC experience.


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