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Gary Radnich

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Gary Radnich
Born
Gary Kelley Radunich[1][2]

(1950-02-02) February 2, 1950 (age 69)[2]
Alma materBrigham Young University, UNLV
OccupationRadio personality, sports anchor

Gary Kelley Radunich (born February 2, 1950), known as Gary Radnich, is a retired radio and television host in the San Francisco bay area. He hosted The Gary Radnich Show which ran weekday mornings on KNBR radio, and was the lead sports anchor on KRON television.

Biography

Early life

Radnich was born and raised in San Jose, California to Bill and Evelyn Radunich. He was an All-American Basketball player at Del Mar High School and Branham High.[3]

His college career began at Brigham Young University on a basketball scholarship, and he transferred to UNLV after two years.[4] While in Las Vegas he received notoriety for his purple El Dorado Cadillac, known as ("Raddy's Caddy").[5]

Broadcasting career

Radnich started his broadcast career at KVVU in Henderson, Nevada. From there, he had stints at KTXL in Sacramento, California and KMPH-TV in Fresno, California. From 1982 to 1985, Radnich served as the sports director at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, where he also called Ohio State Buckeyes football games.

Radnich was the sports director at KRON-TV from 1985 to 2018.[6] He was also a talk show host at KNBR radio from 1992 to 2019, hosting a three-hour show each weekday.

In 2010 Radnich was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. He has been honored three times by Associated Press, for the Best Television Sports cast in California. Ann Killion of the San Jose Mercury News called him "the biggest name in Bay Area Broadcasting."

In 2006 and 2007, the SF Weekly named Radnich "Best Sportscaster", noting that his broadcasts are "spontaneous" and that he "knows sports".[7]

In September 2018, Radnich retired from KRON TV,[8] and on June 22, 2019, at age 69, he retired from KNBR radio.[9][10]

Personal life

Radnich lives in San Francisco with his wife, former KRON producer Alicia Radnich. Together they hosted a Friday night "Letters to the Editor" segment at KRON. They have three children, Jolie, Isabella and Spencer. Radnich also has three grown children, Kelly, Douglas and Stephanie.

His mother, Evelyn, was featured on ABC's Nightline, in a show about retirement communities.

References

  1. ^ After School: Santa Clara County High School Sports Blog, "He went by Radunich back in the late 1960s when he played at Del Mar and Branham."
  2. ^ a b California Births, 1905 - 1995, Gary Kelley Radunich – Birth Date: 02/02/1950, County of Birth: Santa Clara (San Jose)
  3. ^ Pollak, David (March 13, 2005). "Gary Radnich: A breath of fresh airtime". San Jose Mercury News. pp. A1. Archived from the original on March 18, 2008.
  4. ^ Adams, Bruce (February 17, 1995). "Marathon Man: Gary Radnich is in search of even more challenges". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
  5. ^ That's Good Knowledge, 2007
  6. ^ Hartlaub, Peter (March 17, 2005), "After 20 years as KRON's sports anchor, Gary Radnich still does it his way. Most of the time it's a slam dunk", San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved August 28, 2019
  7. ^ "Best of San Francisco 2006: Best Sportscaster". SF Weekly. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12.
  8. ^ Kroichick, Ron (June 19, 2018). "Sportscaster Gary Radnich to retire from KRON after 33 years". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  9. ^ Schultz, Jon (June 23, 2019). "Gary Radnich, longtime Bay Area sports broadcaster, retiring from KNBR". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  10. ^ Barney, Chuck (June 22, 2018). "Bay Area sportscaster Gary Radnich announces his retirement from KNBR". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved August 28, 2019.

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