JACK LUNSFORD '72
Very simply, my paver commemorates my time at SMU and the integral involvement/role both the FIJI fraternity & KSMU Radio played in my college career. As a FIJI, I did public relations. At KSMU I did the first play-by-play sports broadcasts in my career, including the first remote broadcast---a freshman football game from UT's stadium. I also covered politics, wrote editorials about Joan Baez & Hayden Fry, and played music. The most unique experience - ON RADIO - was when I called a tape-delayed, "stroke-by-stroke" call of a major SWIM MEET between SMU & Tennessee. SMU featured former Olympic Gold Medal winner Jerry Heidenreich. and it had a consecutive 88-meet home-pool winning streak going into this meet. The final results came down to the last leg of the last relay, with Heidenreich being edged out by a touch, ending the longest standing home-pool win streak in the country. Some never thought a swim meet on radio would work, but this was tremendously exciting!