Rich Walcoff

SEC Advisory Board

As a nine-year old kid in New York, Rich Walcoff used to turn the sound down on the Yankee games and do his own play-by-play into his tape recorder. He knew from an early age that sports reporting was what he wanted to do. He got his first real microphone experience as courtside announcer for his high school basketball games. He then went on to became the Voice of UConn Huskies football, basketball and baseball on WHUS-FM, the oldest college radio station in the nation.

Rich worked his way to KGO, becoming sideline reporter and pre-and post-game talk host during the 49er glory years – 1987-2004. Rich then spent five seasons co-hosting Oakland Raiders pre- and post-game talk shows before returning to the 49ers broadcast team in 2012. The Bay Area woke up to Rich Walcoff’s entertaining and insightful sports reports on the KGO Radio Morning News for almost three decades.

An avid tennis player and former goalkeeper for the University of Connecticut varsity soccer team, Rich’s diverse career has featured stints as morning sports anchor for ABC-7 TV; play-by-play voice for University of California Golden Bears basketball and San Jose State Spartans football; color analyst for Cal football; and sports columnist for the S.F. Examiner and BayCitizen.Org. He has also guest-hosted a variety of talk shows on KGO Radio, including general news, travel and cooking programs.