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Walt Perkins

420x316 grad perkins2 Walt PerkinsOn February 9, 2009 Perkins moves into a chair that had not been vacant for 38 years, that of WBZ weekday morning sports anchor.
“Nobody replaces Gil Santos. Gil was one-of-a-kind”, says Perkins. “I just hope to bring our listeners the information they seek in a concise, informative and entertaining manner. It may, at times, be irreverent, it may be sarcastic, humorous, and even deadly serious but hopefully it will always be entertaining.”

Perkins rejoined the station in 2001 as a weekend sports anchor, he had worked at the station in 1988 while working for 2 other media outlets WCVB and WSBK at the time.

He freelanced for WCVB from 1988 until 2003 and prior to that he worked in television at WLNE in Providence from 1985-1988. Perkins worked for WGIR in Manchester, New Hampshire and WEAN/WPJB-FM in Providence following graduation from the University of New Hampshire where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Communications.

Even though Perkins had the good fortune to cover the top sporting events in the country during those years (World Series, Super Bowl, NBA and NHL playoffs, Final Four, Little League World Series), Perkins says, “My greatest thrill was raising and training our first Great Dane, Hamlet.” Hamlet became the number one obedience Dane in the United States in 1995. “Hamlet was a tremendous ambassador for this breed and the feeling he generated among the Dane community can be found at the following link:”

Perkins was born in Marysville, California where his father was stationed in the Air Force and he grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire.

Joe Montana  (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Tom Matte Helping To Introduce New-Age NFL Trading Cards

The days of kids sticking their trading cards in their bicycle spokes are long gone, and with the advancements in technology utilized by Keepr Media, that’s a very good thing.

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Tom Brady walks off the field after losing to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots Lose Their Way, Come Up Short Against Giants

The New England Patriots not making plays down the stretch, in crunch time?! Are you kidding me?!


Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos is sacked by Mark Anderson #95 of the New England Patriots on December 18, 2011 during the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The New England Patriots won the game 41-23. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Perkins: Breaking Down NFL Divisional Playoffs

Walt Perkins breaks down the NFL Divisional Playoff matchups, including the Broncos-Patriots game set for Saturday night at Gillette.


Patriots Albert Haynesworth (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Defense Striving To Keep ‘Em Guessing

When Bill Belichick began stockpiling defensive lineman like a squirrel stockpiling acorns for a long, cold winter, there was much debate over 4-3 or 3-4. But Belichick’s master plan is all about confusing the enemy.


Brandon Meriweather. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Perkins: Patriots Roster Spots Won Or Lost Over Next Two Weeks

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Walt Perkins says roster spots will be won or lost over the next week for the Patriots, and one big name could be working his way out of town…


In this photo taken Wednesday, June 1, 2011, New England Patriots first round draft pick Nate Solder, left, listens as quarterback Tom Brady gives instructions during a player organized football workout with teammates in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

No Pressure Nate, Just Protect Tom Brady

NewsRadio 1030’s Walt Perkins says Nate Solders job is simple: PROTECT TOM BRADY! No pressure or antyhing…


Sugar Ray Leonard (L) defends against Brockton, Mass native Marvin Hagler(R) in the title for the Middleweight Champion on April 6, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leonard would win by Split decision(Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Opens Up In New Autobiography

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard talked to WBZ’s Walt Perkins about the many personal struggles he dealt with throughout his career.


Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Injuries All That Can Derail Red Sox Right Now

After bouncing back from a dismal start, WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Walt Perkins says all that stands in the Red Sox way are injuries, and how they deal with them.


MAY 9: Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett #5 looks on during the game against the Miami Heat during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 9, 2011. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Look To Stay Alive, Red Sox Keep Sputtering

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Walt Perkins tells us how the Celtics can recycle next year, updates the Bruins Patrice Bergeron, and compares the Red Sox to a faulty luxury car.


The Boston Bruins celebrate after a goal during their 2011 NHL playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Best Time Of The Year In Boston Sports

Forget about the holiday season, with the Celtics and Bruins in the playoffs and the Red Sox looking more like a major league team, WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Walt Perkins says THIS is the most wonderful time of the year.




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