WHBB remembers a legend

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 13, 2003

“Touchdown Auburn!”

When Jim Fyffe, the Voice of Auburn, was silenced by an aneurysm last month, it was like many of the Tiger faithful had lost a dear friend.

“Listening to Fyffe on the air, it was unbelievable,” WHBB Sports Talk host Kevin Bush said. “The fan support has been unbelievable, Auburn football will never be the same.”

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Bush will give fans a chance to share their memories of Fyffe in a special tribute to the broadcaster during his Friday afternoon broadcast.

The tribute will feature planned interviews with Fyffe’s widow Rose, giving only her second interview since her husband died on May 15.

“It’s a huge honor,” Bush said. “It should be a very moving and emotional show.”

In addition to Rose Fyffe, other scheduled guests include; Alabama’s radio announcer Eli Gould, Rod Bramblett a member of the Auburn Radio Network who worked closely with Fyffe and Phillip Marshall of the Hunstville Times.

Bush also said he is trying to contact Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville for the show.

Fans will get a chance to call in and share their favorite Fyffe calls and stories.

“Jim was an amazing guy,” Bush said. “This is something I’ve been wanting to do.”

Though he’d had the idea to do a tribute since Fyffe died, Bush said the show came together very quickly.

Scott Scroggins, a regular on the show, is a family friend of the Fyffes.

He contacted Rose Fyffe and set wheels in motion.

Bush then contacted the other guests who quickly lined up to pay tribute.

The show will be on WHBB AM 1490 and simulcast of the FM side, WDXX 100.1 FM.

The tribute will last from 5-6 p.m. and Bush will treat fans to some of Fyffe’s most famous calls.