Longtime WSPY News Reporter Jim Wyman will be honored on Friday for his contributions to athletics at a suburban school.
Wyman, who was an English teacher at William Fremd High School in Palatine from 1981 to 2007, will be inducted into the Fremd Vikings' Athletic Hall of Honor.
The ceremony will take place in between boys and girls basketball games at Fremd on Friday.
While a teacher, Wyman was the public address announcer for boys home basketball games at the school. He additionally announced home football games for Fremd for 10 years and provided public address at times for soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics and track.
Wyman has worked at various times as a WSPY reporter since the founding of Kendall County's flagship station in the 1970's.
Some of his most notable work as a journalist includes court coverage of disgraced former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert and as a beat reporter covering Kendall County and the City of Sandwich.
Wyman has additionally worked as a sports broadcaster and all-around broadcaster for stations like WGIL and WAAG in Galesburg, Illinois on the western end of the state.
The Crystal Lake native is a decorated Illinois Broadcaster's Association "Silver Dome Award" winner and his work as the faculty adviser for Fremd's student newspaper garnered several awards over the years, as well.