Tim Roye

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Tim Roye
Tim Roye in 2009.jpg
Roye calls the November 28, 2009 Golden State Warriors/Los Angeles Lakers game at Oracle Arena.
Born Timothy James Roye
Alma mater Utica College
Occupation Radio play-by-play announcer for Golden State Warriors
Years active 1981–present
Home town Chula Vista, California, U.S.

Timothy James Roye is an American radio play-by-play announcer for the NBA's Golden State Warriors. Prior to joining the Warriors, he had worked in radio in Utica, Birmingham, Phoenix, and Sacramento, with occupations from play-by-play announcing to hosting radio shows and being a sports radio director. He has been calling Warrior games for over 20 seasons and is currently heard on 95.7 The Game, an FM station in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Career[edit]

Roye is a native of Chula Vista, California. He attended Utica College in New York, and after graduation in 1981,[1] spent eight years as the sports director at Utica's WIBXWNYZ radio. In 1986 he moved to Birmingham, Alabama and was the sports director at WVOK radio as well as the voice for the University of Alabama at Birmingham men's basketball team. In 1987, he moved to Phoenix where he had a talk show on KTAR radio, worked as a correspondent on the radio for the Arizona Cardinals, covered Arizona State basketball and baseball, and the Phoenix Firebirds minor league baseball team.[2]

In 1989 he joined the Sacramento Kings’ broadcast team, handling radio broadcasts on KHTK-AM and KFBK-AM. He was a sports director for KFBK for five of the six seasons, and later hosted a daily sports talk show on KHTK as well a two-hour weekly Kings program. Besides covering the Kings, Roye covered other local sports teams on radio and television including the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League and the Sacramento State sports teams.[2]

In 1995, Roye joined the Golden State Warriors' broadcast team where he did play-by-play for the Warriors on KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM),[3] the club's flagship station. In addition to covering the Warriors games, he hosted a weekly one-hour show called "Warriors Weekly Roundtable", where he interviewed guests, take calls, and preview the upcoming opponent. He also reads emails sent to Tim Roye's Journal.[4] On occasion, he has filled in as an interim talk show host for KNBR as well as do play-by-play for the Warriors television broadcasts. In 2013, he was inducted into Utica College's Pioneer Hall of Fame.[1]

For the 2016–17 season, when the Warriors changed radio stations from KNBR to 95.7 The Game, Roye stayed as the play-by-play announcer for the team.[5]

Catchphrases[edit]

  • "Elevation Sensation": When a player leaps very high and dunks it down, often posterizing another player. Named after a dunk by Jason Richardson.[6][7]
  • "Air France": referring to Mickaël Piétrus.[8] Example: "Pietrus to the hoop…DUNKS IT DOWN....Air France to the rim!"
  • "Un-be-lievable": When a player makes an incredible play or shot.[9]

Notable calls[edit]

Roye was behind the mic for game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals when the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first NBA championship since 1975[10]

Personal life[edit]

Tim lives in Fairfield, California with his wife, Cinde, and their two children, Zachary James and Gabby.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sportscaster Tim Roye Humbled To Be Chosen For Utica College 's Pioneer Hall Of Fame". Utica Observer-Dispatch. April 16, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b James, Marty. "Tim Roye – the radio play-by-play voice of the Golden State Warriors". napavalleyregister.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ KNBR Content
  4. ^ "WARRIORS: Tim Roye's Journals Archives". NBA.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Warriors drop KNBR, head to 95.7 The Game". sfgate.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ Guy, Bay Area Sports. "The Future Of The NBA In Northern California Changes Daily". sbnation.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Roye has climbed up broadcasting ladder". recordnet.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mickael Pietrus". go.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Sal and Steiny Show podcast: Episode 25 -- Warriors Playoff Extravaganza: The NBA Finals". libsyn.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ Golden State Warriors 2015-16 Media Guide. Golden State Warriors. 2015. p. 41. 
  11. ^ "Tim Roye". nba.com. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 

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