David Kellum Named Mississippi Broadcaster of the Year

April 27, 1998

SALISBURY, N.C. -- David Kellum, the "Voice of the Rebels," has been named the Mississippi Broadcaster of the Year for 1998, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association announced at its annual ceremonies on Monday. Kellum, who won the honor for the first time in his career, was voted the state's award winner by the association's members in Mississippi.

Kellum completed his ninth season as the play-by-play voice of Rebel football and basketball this past year, and is currently broadcasting his 20th season of Ole Miss baseball. He also serves as host of both the football and men's basketball radio call-in shows and television shows. A 1980 graduate of Ole Miss, Kellum is the co-owner and general manger of WQLJ-FM (93.7), a 25,000-watt station that covers all of northwest Mississippi and reaches into Arkansas and Tennessee.

Prior to taking over the football and men's basketball duties, Kellum served as the play-by-play announcer for the Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program for nine years. He also did play-by-play for the tape-delayed telecasts of Ole Miss football on cable television and was the play-by-play announcer for Northwest Mississippi Community College.

 

 

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