Mick Mixon

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Forest Orion "Mick" Mixon III is the play-by-play radio voice announcer for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Mixon took this position during the 2005 football season, replacing Bill Rosinski. He was formerly a color analyst for the Tar Heel Sports Network, working alongside former "Voice of the Tar Heels," play-by-play announcer Woody Durham, beginning in 1989.[1][2]

Mixon graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.[3] He was an adjunct lecturer in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications.[4]

Mixon was the play-by-play voice of the Maine Guides as well as the sports director of WCGC. Prior to joining the Tar Heel Sports Network, Mick was the sports director of WIS Radio.

While with the Tar Heel Sports Network, Mixon produced Inside Carolina Football with Mack Brown.[3] He wrote a column for TarHeelBlue.com (now GoHeels.com).[5] He also was the play-by-play voice for North Carolina Tar Heels baseball.[6]

Mixon was named vice president of the Tar Heel Sports Network in 1996.[3]

In 1999, Mick was named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.[7]

In his spare time, Mixon plays drums for a cover band, the Franklin Street Band,[8] and another band, Mick & the Ultras.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.N.C. basketball blue book. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1989. p. 2. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Carolina football. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1989. p. 3. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Carolina football. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1997. p. 285. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Chapel Hill NC Wedding and Party Band Franklin Street North Carolina". Archived from the original on December 16, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "UNC's Official Athletic Site TarHeelBlue.com Relaunches". GoHeels.com. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. January 7, 2000. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Carolina football. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1995. p. 237. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  7. ^ Carolina football. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2000. p. 24. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "Franklin Street Band returns to Mebane for Musical Chairs". The Times-News. Burlington, North Carolina. July 16, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Mick Mixon To Speak At Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony". The Stanly News and Press. Albermarle, NC. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 19, 2017. (Subscription required (help)).