For years, local sports personalities and longtime friends Josh Aubrey and Nate Hirsch shared numerous conversations on sports.
Aubrey, who has provided television coverage of Bulloch County athletics and news since 1991, and Hirsch, who spent 36 years as the Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles, always had plenty to talk about.
They tossed the around the notion of turning their friendly chats into a television or radio show, an idea that eventually became a reality in early August when they got final approval for a new TV program, Upon Further Revue. They began their second month on air last week.
The show, which debuted on Labor Day, focuses on promoting area high school and Georgia Southern athletics and provides highlights and interviews with coaches, players and other media.
“If it’s local, we want to be a part of it,” Hirsch said.
Upon Further Revue airs Monday-Friday on TV in the Boro Channel 96 on Northland Cable at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. It’s also available online by going to www.bullochheadlinenews.com and clicking on the Upon Further Revue link. Archived broadcasts are on the web for viewers who are out of town or don’t have cable.
Aubrey and Hirsch try to have fun with the show and not take each other too seriously, Hirsch said. Along with coverage of local athletics, the two also discuss national headlines and give their take on what’s going on in the world of sports. The format for their program was inspired by ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, a sports television show featuring Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon.
“We are a work in progress,” Aubrey said, adding that the show’s had a positive response from the community. “We’re going to get better.”
Aubrey films and edits Upon Further Revue, which is shot inside R.J.’s Seafood & Steaks restaurant in downtown Statesboro.
“Josh does a heck of a job for the community, and the show gives him more time to go in depth and be himself,” Hirsh said.
Alex Pellegrino can be reached at (912) 489-9413.