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
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
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.
The 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.
The topic of
Larrivee’s presentation will be using communication to adapt to a changing work
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
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.
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
Bottom: Wayne Larrivee, right, with his colleague, former Packer Larry McCarren.