Cowboy announcer Walsh steps down

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CHEYENNE (WNE)

Cowboy announcer Walsh steps down

 

CHEYENNE (WNE) — For the first time in nearly four decades, the University of Wyoming will have a new play-by-play voice on the call for football radio broadcasts this fall. 

UW announced Friday that Dave Walsh, who was hired in 1984 and had fulfilled play-by-play duties since 1985, was retiring. Cowboys basketball radio voice and former football sideline reporter Reece Monaco will take Walsh’s spot alongside Kevin McKinney in the broadcast booth. 

“Seeing Dave step away completely is difficult for someone like me who grew up listening to Dave tell the great stories of Wyoming football and basketball,” UW Athletics Director Tom Burman said in a news release. “On behalf of our athletics department, and as a fan myself, I want to thank Dave for his outstanding work for the past 38 years. He has been a great ambassador of UW Athletics, and we will be forever grateful. 

“With that said, we look forward to seeing Reece develop as the new voice of Wyoming Cowboy football and basketball. I believe he has a very, very bright future.” 

Walsh, who was voted Wyoming Sportscaster of the Year nine times by his peers in the National Association of Sportswriters and Sportscasters, was inducted into the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in the summer of 2015. 

 

This story was published on July 2.

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