Wayne Larrivee's 620WTMJ Packers play-by-play tenure now tops time with Bears
Wayne Larrivee, the "Voice of the Green Bay Packers," interviewing Clay Matthews during the team's "Return to Titletown" after winning Super Bowl XLV. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
On the week of the first Packers-Bears tussle of 2013, we'd like to mark the fact that 620WTMJ's "Voice of the Green Bay Packers" has reached a benchmark in his tenure.
Wayne Larrivee is about midway through his 15th season as the Packers' radio play-by-play voice, now topping the 14 years with which he served the Chicago Bears Radio Network with excellence at WGN and WMAQ Radio.
Larrivee has called two Super Bowl champions: his first year in Chicago in 1985, and the 2010 Packers season.
Monday night will be his 58th Packers-Bears game, with 57 previous regular season tussles and the 2010 NFC Championship Game under his belt.
In fact, of the 205 previous Packers-Bears battles (preseason, regular and postseason), only five of them have not involved either Larrivee or Bears founder/coach/player George Halas who passed in 1983.