Bob Wischusen

Robert Wischusen (born October 1, 1971) is an American sports commentator who is currently a college football and basketball voice for ESPN and the radio voice announcer for the New York Jets on WEPN-FM.

Biography

Early life and career

Wischusen grew up in New Jersey, and attended Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains. He then attended Boston College and began his sportscasting experience on WZBC, the school's 1000-watt FM radio station broadcasting to the Greater Boston area. Classmates and fellow broadcasters at WZBC included Joe Tessitore and Jon Sciambi, both of whom also went on to become successful sports announcers.[1]

After graduating from B.C. in 1993, Wischusen went to work in sports radio at WQAM in Miami. After leaving the station he settled in New York, where he has worked since.

WFAN and WABC

Originally, Wischusen worked for WFAN as a reporter and update host for the stations sports news flashes that air every twenty minutes. During his time at WFAN he began working on the station's Jets coverage, hosting the pregame, halftime, and postgame shows. When WFAN lost the rights to the Jets after the 1998 season, Wischusen followed the coverage to WABC. In 2002, he became the play-by-play voice for the Jets on the station after Howard David departed the team for a job in Miami. During his time with the Jets he's worked with Dave Jennings and Marty Lyons as his color commentators.

ESPN

Wischusen began working for ESPN in 2006 as a secondary commentator for college football and basketball, usually calling games from mid-major conferences such as the MAC or WAC. As of 2009, Wischusen has been calling ACC college football regional action on ABC at 3:30(ET) with Brian Griese. For the 2010 college football season, Wischusen was paired with Brian Griese, calling games for the Noon(ET) ESPN2 broadcast. Wischusen is currently calling with Brock Huard.

Other duties

In addition to those duties, Wischusen is a substitute announcer for WEPN and MSG's coverage of the Knicks and New York Rangers, when announcers Kenny Albert and Mike Breen are unavailable due to other commitments.[2] Wischusen also announced for the New York Dragons AFL team during its first season alongside former Jet Greg Buttle with whom he currently calls games for the New York Jets[3] Wischusen also served as a field reporter for NBC's coverage of Game 1 of the 2000 American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics. In 2010, Wischusen teams with Sean McDonough to anchor coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament on ESPN Radio.

References

  1. ^ Finn, Chad (November 30, 2012). "Broadcasters found their voices at BC". The Boston Globe. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bob Wischusen: Knicks and Rangers Television Play-By-Play Analyst". MSG.com. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
  3. ^ "AFL AND ESPN ANNOUNCE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE". philadelphiasoul.com. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
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