Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
Nathan Epstein joins the WDAM sports staff from Virginia, attending college at Longwood University in Farmville, VA, and high school at Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond, VA. He graduated from Longwood in 2011 with a BA in Communication Studies, and a concentration in Mass Media.
Nathan has been involved in sports broadcasting from a very young age, starting off calling into talk radio shows from the age of 13 and later interning at Sports Radio 910 in Richmond at age 16. As a first semester freshman at Longwood University, Nathan immediately got involved with the campus radio station, beginning the process of returning live sports broadcasts, which had all but disappeared from the station for the previous five years.
In four years with the campus radio station, Nathan helped transform a non-existent sports broadcasting committee into one recognized with 3 consecutive Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards for Outstanding Sports Coverage by a Non-Profit Station. Within that time, Nathan served as play-by-play and color commentator for numerous men's and women's basketball games, as well as baseball games. In addition, his in-studio duties included producer, in-studio analyst and editing highlights and promos for all broadcasts.
Also during his four years with the campus radio station, Nathan hosted numerous talk shows, not only centering around sports, but also on news, features and current events pertinent to the university, and had the privilege to interview one of his idols, ESPN commentator Chris Fowler in that time as well. Nathan regularly contributed packages, video and a few anchor segments to the campus webcast, "The Rotunda Show," while also serving as Assistant Sports Editor and contributing sports writer for the campus newspaper, The Rotunda.
In 2010, Nathan interned with WAVY-TV 10/Fox 43 in Norfolk, VA, where he served as photog and editor, and interviewed such high-profile names as Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, University of Virginia head coach Mike London and a few other NFL players. He filmed highlights of the Norfolk Tides, the triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, edited the highlights and wrote the shot-sheets for the lead anchors.
Nathan is an avid fan of the University of Virginia Cavaliers, but is also a huge fan of college football and can't wait to see what USM brings to The Rock. Something not too many people know about Nathan is he was also an actor for Longwood University's theatre department while he attended school. In his spare time, Nathan plays golf, basketball, runs, and loves a good movie. He has a younger sister named Natalie. Nathan feels humbled and privileged to begin his career in the community of Hattiesburg, and no matter what he accomplishes during his career, will always remember where he comes from, how he got there, and how lucky he is with the friends and family that support him every day.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>