John Carlson (sportscaster)

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John Carlson (1933/4 – April 5, 2016) was an American sportscaster.[1]

Carlson called New England Patriots games from 1980–1986, New England Whalers from 1972–1975, Boston College Eagles football and Basketball on TV and Radio from 1987–1989, and Minnesota Vikings games in 1990. Carlson was a sports talk show host at WEEI radio in Boston from 1976–1987 and at WRKO 1987-1990.

He died on April 5, 2016 at the age of 82 due to respiratory complications.[2]


  1. ^ "Gowdy a Happy Patriots Rookie". Boston Globe. 17 April 1987. Retrieved 24 November 2010. Gowdy replaces John Carlson who did playbyplay for the last seven seasons while the Patriots were on WEEI. 
  2. ^ Former Patriots radio announcer John Carlson has died