Dave South – You Saw Me on the Radio
Dave South was the voice of Southwest Conference and Texas A&M University football, basketball, and baseball games for decades. In You Saw Me on the Radio, he shares stories and anecdotes from his years as a broadcaster to provide readers with an exclusive perspective into his years in broadcasting.
After nearly three decades of calling Aggie sports, South decided to retire and pen a book. Here, he shares some of his most poignant tales from the broadcast booth, locker room, and other behind-the-scenes locations.
Early Life and Education
Early life experiences are essential in shaping a child’s learning capacities, behavior and physical and mental wellbeing. A stimulating, nurturing environment during early development is paramount to setting them up for future success.
Families and communities that prioritize high-quality early childhood education (ECE) often see greater educational successes. They are more likely to complete high school and have better job prospects as adults.
ECE programs are often seen as a public policy issue due to their benefits for child and family health, increased educational success, decreased child abuse/neglect, and reduced crime rates.
Dave South has dedicated over three decades to calling Texas A&M football, men’s basketball and baseball games. As the first-ever play-by-play voice of the Texas A&M Radio Network, he was honored with the National Football Foundation’s (NFF) 2018 Chris Schenkel Award recognizing individuals who have had long and distinguished careers broadcasting college football for a specific university.
Dave has called some of football’s greatest plays and been on the air for some of Aggieland’s most thrilling moments. His calls of the iconic Cotton Bowl win against Auburn and Sirr Parker’s game-winning touchdown in the 1998 Big 12 championship game are just two examples of his many accomplishments.
Achievements and Honors
Dave South is an energetic public servant who has championed smart land use policies and transportation improvements throughout the Bay Area. While serving on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Valley Transportation Authority, he helped restore local roads to reduce congestion and enhance safety.
He has an impressive track record as an attorney in commercial litigation and intellectual property. He represents clients in courts throughout the First and Sixth Circuits, consistently obtaining favorable decisions on critical intellectual property rights as well as contract disputes.
His deep-rooted local roots and passion for his community spur him on to give back. He’s instrumental in setting up School Linked Services, a program that links students and families with social services and counseling. Furthermore, he directs the office administering Santa Clara County’s New American Fellowship program as well as funding legal services for DACA/DAPA recipients.
Dave South is a devout Christian and staunch American patriot, having served as the voice of Texas A&M athletics since 1985 and calling football and basketball games on the radio for 32 years.
He’s also a deacon at Central Church, driver for Meals on Wheels and an enthusiastic Aggie fan who travels frequently with his wife Leanne ’94.
His enthusiasm for Aggie football, men’s basketball and baseball, coupled with his talent as a caller of games, have earned him national recognition from sportscasters around the country. Now, after this season is over, he will retire from calling Aggie games.
The comedian and TV host boasts an estimated net worth of US$60 million. His career has yielded many rewards, such as voice acting for Disney (playing Dory in Toy Story), producing and hosting several comedy series on television, in addition to doing brand endorsements according to Parade magazine.
He is also the founder and CEO of LeFrak Organization, an American real estate development company. Currently, its stock is trading in the high $30s, potentially reducing his net worth if Carnival stock holds up.
Her father was a pastor and her mother is a nurse. Before moving to Chicago’s South Side, they lived in Toledo, OH and Walbridge, OH.