The Voice of the Community
Orangeburg-Wilkinson’s Willie Johnson will be recognized Friday for 30 years of service as an announcer for Bruin athletics.
Johnson said it began as a way to give something back to O-W.
Johnson started as a radio broadcaster for WSSB-FM, where he continues to work. He remembers the challenges of making the transition from radio to announcing.
Thirty years into it, he has gained some fond memories while announcing for Bruins sports. Those being championship teams and big moments that evoked emotions from Johnson.
“One of my memorable moments involves the legendary Woodrow Danztler,” Johnson said. “I remember when Orangeburg-Wilkinson faced Lancaster High School in the playoffs. He rolled out to the left and found a receiver open to the left side of the end zone and they scored a touchdown. I was like, ‘wow, we did it, we on to the next round,” Johnson said.
Johnson is to be recognized for his achievements during O-W’s game against Swansea Friday night.
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