On 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:” http://www.ginnie.com/DaDane325.shtml.
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.
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Walt Perkins breaks down the NFL Divisional Playoff matchups, including the Broncos-Patriots game set for Saturday night at Gillette.
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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…
NewsRadio 1030’s Walt Perkins says Nate Solders job is simple: PROTECT TOM BRADY! No pressure or antyhing…
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard talked to WBZ’s Walt Perkins about the many personal struggles he dealt with throughout his career.
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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.
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.