He has spent the last 21 NFL seasons conveying the magic of Green Bay Packers football to the vast worldwide stretches of Packers Nation. Now, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame will be giving WTMJ’s Wayne Larrivee its ultimate honor for what he has given sports fans of Wisconsin and beyond.
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has announced Wayne Larrivee will receive induction into its Hall of Fame, along with Thom Gerretsen, Jack Mitchell and Nancy Zieman. Their induction is expected to happen in 2021 due to postponement of the WBA’s 2020 summer conference.
In 1999, Larrivee joined WTMJ and the radio network of the team he grew up loving as a child growing up in New England, the Green Bay Packers. That move followed seven years as voice of the Kansas City Chiefs and 14 years as the voice of the Chicago Bears.
He has now matched that tenure with 21 years calling Packers games with fellow WBA Hall of Famer and former Packers center Larry McCarren – a longer tenure (by games) than any broadcast duo on WTMJ’s Packers Radio Network, which has operated since 1929.
Wayne & Larry have called 218 regular and postseason wins by the Packers over those 21 years. That includes 14 playoff appearances, 13 playoff victories, four appearances in the NFC Title Game and the ultimate “Super Bowl dagger!” as Wayne called it, a victory in Super Bowl XLV.
Since coming to Wisconsin, Wayne has also been behind the microphone of Milwaukee Brewers baseball, Marquette and UWM basketball, and national radio broadcasts of NFL and NCAA Tournament games.