GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Some memories of Woody Durham extend beyond the basketball court and beyond the football field. Durham worked for more than a decade at WFMY News 2.
"He came in, ready to go to work," says longtime anchor Lee Kinard, who remembered when Durham was hired in 1963. "The town fell in love with him, he made friends immediately."
Durham worked as the sports director for 14 years, spanning from the 1960's to the 1970's.
"It was over the years that I realized my goodness, this guy is the voice of the state," says former WFMY News 2 anchor Rick Amme.
"That voice could just reach out into the studio and right through the TV camera to people at home," Amme tells.
Both Amme and Kinard spoke to Durham's work ethic.
"He was the epitome of a sports broadcaster," Kinard explains. "He was a tremendous planner. He could not be surprised. He knew the background of the coaches, the players, the conferences and hearing him broadcast was like hearing some great musical conductor direct symphony. I don't want to overdo it, but it was just that good."
Jim Longworth also worked with Durham at WFMY News 2.
"He was the best at what he did," Longworth explains. "You know, they say it's not bragging if it's true. Woody never bragged on himself but if he had, it would have been true because he was the best."