Wayne Larrivee is the play-by-play announcer on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Green Bay Packers Radio Network.
Before starting his Packers career during the 1999 season, Larrivee called the plays for the Chicago Bears for 14 seasons, most recently on WMAQ-AM, which secured the rights to the Bears radio broadcasts in 1997. Previously at WGN Radio, the then-Bears flagship station, Larrivee also called Chicago Cubs baseball and college basketball. Before that, Larrivee was the "Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs," broadcasting from KCMO Radio in Kansas City, Missouri from 1978 to 1984.
Larrivee began his radio career in 1975 at KGRO Radio in Pampa, Texas. From there he moved to Davenport, Iowa, and KSTT Radio, where he announced University of Iowa football games, minor league baseball and high school basketball before going to Kansas City.
Larrivee has also found success in front of the camera. He can be seen on ESPN and RAYCOM calling NCAA basketball and regional Big Ten football and basketball broadcasts. Larrivee also does play-by-play for Chicago Bulls Basketball on WGN Television. He will continue his television work.
Larrivee has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He is a five-time winner of the Silver Dome Award for Best Radio Football Play-by-Play from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, and he was named Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 1997. Larrivee has also received two Emmys for his work on the Chicago Bulls broadcasts.
Larrivee received his degree in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Mass. He and his wife Julie have two sons.
Newsradio 620 WTMJ flagships the Green Bay Packers Radio Network, and has been the home of Packers radio broadcasts since 1929.