Voice of Green Bay Packers to speak Jan. 11 at student center

January 5, 2017

The man behind the voice of the Green Bay Packers is coming across the state to speak at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Wayne Larrivee, the play-by-play announcer for the Packers Radio Network, will speak from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public, including an autograph session.

Free parking for the public will be available from 9:30 to noon in lot 29, at the southeast corner of Third Street East and 13th Avenue, next to the outdoor track and Nelson Field. The student center is one block north of lot 29.

Wayne LarriveeThe University Staff Senate invited Larrivee to speak as part of January Professional Development weeks Jan. 9-20 for faculty and staff. Programs for personal and professional development are offered prior to the start of the spring semester Monday, Jan. 23.

The topic of Larrivee’s presentation will be using communication to adapt to a changing work environment.

In addition to being a veteran sportscaster, Larrivee, 60, is a motivational speaker, drawing on his 38 years in the broadcast booth for examples and stories to help illustrate his message.

Larrivee, known for his call “ … and there is your dagger!” to describe game-clinching Green Bay plays, has been the Packers’ announcer since 1999, teaming with color analyst Larry McCarren, a former Packers player.

The Packers Radio Network includes 50 stations, 42 in Wisconsin, five in Upper Michigan and one each in Illinois, Minnesota and South Dakota.

Wayne Larrivee, right, with his colleague former Packer Larry McCarren.

Previously Larrivee was the voice of the Chicago Bears from 1985 to 1998, the Kansas City Chiefs from 1978 to 1984 and the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 2008, the latter during the Michael Jordan era. He also has done Chicago Cubs baseball, Big Ten football and basketball and NCAA basketball, along with other sports broadcasting.

Larrivee is a native of Lee, Mass., and a 1977 graduate of Emerson College in Boston. He was Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 1997, won four Midwest Emmy awards for his work with the Bulls and received the Emerson College Alumni Achievement Award in 2005.

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Photos

Top: Wayne Larrivee

Bottom: Wayne Larrivee, right, with his colleague, former Packer Larry McCarren.