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sportspressnw.com

Rondeau to retire after Huskies football season
Bob Rondeau, who has broadcast University of Washington football games for 36 seasons, will call one more and then retire following the 2017 campaign. Bob Rondeau will retire following the 2017 University of Washington football season. / University of Washington Longtime University of Washington football and men's basketball play-by-play radio broadcaster Bob Rondeau announced Thursday that he will retire after the 2017 football season, his 37th with the program. Rondeau informed athletic department officials of his decision earlier this month. "Being the voice of the Huskies has been the centerpiece of my professional life for nearly 40 years," Rondeau said. "It has allowed me to witness and to chronicle some of the greatest moments in University of Washington athletic history. Also, some of the most difficult. Throughout, I have cherished both the opportunity and the challenge to properly represent a great institution and to be connected to those who so passionately support it." Rondeau began broadcasting football for the Huskies in 1978 as an analyst alongside former Seattle sportscaster Bruce King, before taking over play-by-play duties in 1981. Rondeau has also served as the voice of Huskies basketball for 31 years. In 2016, Rondeau was honored with the National Football Foundation's Chris Schenkel Award, presented annually in recognition of distinguished careers broadcasting college football with direct ties to a specific university. He was inducted into the UW Athletics Hall of Fame last year. "Bob Rondeau is an icon of Huskies athletics," said athletic director Jennifer Cohen. A 1972 graduate of the University of Colorado, Rondeau began his broadcasting career in his home state as a news reporter and anchor in Cortez and Denver, and later in Phoenix. He was hired as sports director at KOMO radio in Seattle in 1977. The following year, KOMO landed the broadcast rights for Washington football and basketball games. To cover the Huskies, the station hired King and paired him with Rondeau, whose previous play-by-play experience was a two-year stint with the Seattle Sounders soccer team. Two years later, when King left to take a television job in New York, Rondeau became the voice of the Huskies. Rondeau is the second-longest tenured football play-by-play radio broadcaster in the Pac-12. Sorry to hear that Bob is leaving. He's been great for so long. Some of his puns are hard to take (but they're usually better than mine, so what the hell). Good luck to him. I stood a few feet behind him at a practice a few years ago, and got goosebumps.. thank you Bob!


www.thenewstribune.com

Huskies play-by-play man Bob Rondeau to receive Chris Schenkel Award from National Football Foundation
Bob Rondeau, UW's play-by-play man for football and men's basketball, will be the 2016 recipient of the National Football Foundation's Chris Schenkel Award, which since 1996 has honored "individuals who have had long, distinguished careers broadcasting college football with direct ties to a specific university." Rondeau certainly qualifies. He is entering his 36th season as UW's football play-by-play man (1980-2016), and has also called UW basketball games for the past 30 years. His voice -- as well as his signature "Touchdown Washington! call -- is as recognizable as any in the Northwest broadcasting game. "Bob Rondeau has had an exceptional broadcasting career as the Voice of the Huskies, spanning more than 35 years, and during that time, his voice has become synonymous with one of the greatest college football traditions in the country," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell in a statement. Rondeau will be recognized at the 59th NFF awards dinner on Dec. 6 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. The NFF release provides some background on Rondeau's entry into the profession: "After graduating from the University of Colorado, Rondeau bounced around different news stations in Denver and Phoenix. He launched his sportscasting career in 1977 by recording himself calling horse races from the roof of the press box at Turf Paradise Race Course, a horse racing track in Phoenix. Discouraged and about to discontinue his sportscasting dream, he received two offers from Seattle radio stations, accepting the sports director job at KOMO. "The following year, KOMO landed the broadcast rights for Washington football and basketball games. The station hired King and paired him with Rondeau, who had never called football play-by-play, to cover the Huskies. When King left two years later, Rondeau assumed the lead role as the Voice of the Huskies." Huskies play-by-play man Bob Rondeau to receive Chris Schenkel Award from National Football Foundation


thedailyworld.com

The nominees included the late Mariner announcer Dave Niehaus, the Seahawks' Steve Raible and the late Pete Gross, the Sonics' Kevin Calabro and the late Bob Blackburn, the Sounders' Arlo White, the Huskies' Bob Rondeau, network icon Keith Jackson (who started his career with Seattle's KOMO-TV) and the late Seattle Rainiers voice Leo Lassen.


www.seattlesportsonline.com

Huskies announcer Bob Rondeau called him, "Venoying.
I liked to refer to him as the "Hype Machine" since his emotion influenced the game so strongly.


www.ispsports.com [cached]

Bob Rondeau
Voice of the Huskies Bob Rondeau joined the ISP team as the Voice of the Huskies. He provides all play-by-play announcing, hosts the coaches call-in shows and is involved in the sales of Husky athletics. Bob has served as the Voice of the Huskies since the 70's and has also worked in various television and radio broadcasting capacities in Seattle. Bob graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Journalism.


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