Wayne Larrivee's tenure as 620WTMJ's voice of the Green Bay Packers now reaches into part of three decades, as he and Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Larry McCarren have called Packers games together since 1999. Wayne has called NFL play-by-play on radio since the late 1970's.
Wayne grew up in Lee, Mass. as a Packers fan. After attending Emerson College (where he has received an Alumni Achievement Award and serves on the board of directors), he started his NFL career as the radio voice of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1978.
WGN hired him as the voice of the Chicago Bears in 1985, and he called a Super Bowl champion in his first season there. He stayed in Chicago through 1998.
After the retirement of the legendary Jim Irwin that year, Wayne began his tenure in the role of Packers play-by-play voice, bringing the excitement and tradition of Packers football to a radio audience in six states and a global audience who hear Wayne and Larry's call on the Internet.
Wayne's resume includes
- NFL football, NCAA basketball and golf's major tournaments on Westwood One radio
- TV voice of Big Ten football and Big Ten/Big East basketball on ESPN, the Big Ten Network and Fox Sports 1
- NBA basketball as radio voice of the Kansas City Kings and TV voice of the Chicago Bulls
- MLB as TV voice of Chicago Cubs on WGN-TV
- Radio voice of University of Iowa football and University of Missouri basketball
- Radio voice of Quad Cities Angels (minor league baseball)