UW athletic director Jen Cohen presents Bob Rondeau with the naming of the home radio booth at Husky Stadium on Monday, November 20, 2017, just days before his final broadcast in Seattle.

Bob Rondeau, a Husky Hall of Famer and the longtime voice of the Huskies, has his name permanently etched in Husky football history. The home radio broadcast booth at Husky Stadium was named after him in November 2017 the week of his final broadcast in it: a 41-14 Apple Cup victory over arch-rival Washington State.

Rondeau began calling UW football games in 1978, serving as Bruce King’s analyst for three seasons as an employee of Seattle’s KOMO-AM 1000.

IMG_5910He slid over into the play-by-play chair in 1981 and, with the exception of a three-year stint where rights holders changed from 1986 to 1988, held that position until he retired at the end of the 2017 football season.

On Monday, November 20, 2017, just five days before Bob’s final home game at Husky Stadium, athletic director Jen Cohen honored him by naming the home radio booth after him. That same day, he recorded an interview with his successor, which you can listen to here.

Rondeau was inducted to the Husky Hall of Fame in 2016 and was named the Washington state sportscaster of the year 11 times in his career.