Published October 1, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.
At noon on Tuesdays, when most kids his age are sitting down at a school cafeteria table, 13-year-old Tucker Odum of Montpelier is settling into the booth at WGDR for his live, call-in sports show, Tucker's Always Right. An avid sports fan, the seventh grader learned about the weekly gig at the community-based station from someone who knows his dad, John. He's homeschooled, so the midday slot wasn't a problem. After training to run the soundboard and passing the required test, Odum began broadcasting last winter. During one recent show he bantered with his dad, talked with callers about replacement NFL refs and shared his thoughts on the Red Sox outfield: Trade Daniel Nava, keep Will Middlebrooks. During the hour-long broadcast, he touched on most of the big sporting news of the week, but it was clear that baseball is his favorite pastime. His pick to win the World Series? The Cincinnati Reds. Stay tuned.
This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.
Comments are closed.
From 2014-2020, Seven Days allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we've appreciated the suggestions and insights, right now Seven Days is prioritizing our core mission — producing high-quality, responsible local journalism — over moderating online debates between readers.
To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.
Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.