Packers legend, WTMJ's own Larry McCarren joins Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Posted: 11:15 AM, Apr 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-08 18:56:24-04
McCarren joins WBA Hall of Fame
McCarren joins WBA Hall of Fame
McCarren joins WBA Hall of Fame

He's a Packers Hall of Famer, and now a Wisconsin broadcast hall of famer!

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has picked longtime 620 WTMJ Packers Radio Network color commentator and TV sports anchor/reporter Larry McCarren for its Hall of Fame this year.

Larry will receive his induction at the organization's summer conference on June 23.

McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995, working his first four seasons with Jim Irwin and Max McGee and the last 17 seasons with Wayne Larrivee.

Inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992, he also is a favorite among television viewers in northeast Wisconsin.

He has served as sports director at WFRV-TV in Green Bay and, later, Scripps' own NBC26 until the Packers recently brought him on board with their broadcast and digital operations team.

He now hosts "Packers Live" and co-hosts "The Mike McCarthy Show" which airs on TODAY'S TMJ4 and NBC26. He additionally served previously as co-host of Inside 1265, the official television program of the Green Bay Packers. He four times has been voted Wisconsin 'Sportscaster of the Year' (1994 1996, 2002, 2007) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

An iron man at center for the Packers for 12 seasons (1973-84), McCarren played in 162 consecutive games -- the fourth-longest streak in team history -- helping him earn the nickname 'Rock.'

He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1982 and '83. Earlier, he had been a co-captain at the University of Illinois as both a junior and senior. McCarren is originally from Park Forest, Ill.