Shortly after the Raiders announced they would be relocating to Las Vegas, there was a change in the radio broadcasting booth. Longtime play-by-play man Greg Papa left and took over as the 49ers play-by-play voice. He was replaced by veteran NFL voice Brent Musburger.
Now, after years on the job, Musburger’s time as Raiders radio announcer is done. Musburger announced his departure on twitter Friday morning.
Many thanks to the @Raiders organization for fond memories. I’ll miss broadcast partner Lincoln Kennedy and the radio production crew. What’s next? I hear Mike Trout might step down as commissioner of his fantasy league. You never know!
— Brent Musburger (@brentmusburger) June 3, 2022
The 83-year-old was always going to be a short term option. Initially he signed a three-year contract that was up in 2020, but was retained for one more season after that.
Most well-known for his time as a CBS announcer in the 80s, he had long since bounced around to various networks, and up until 2017 had called college football games for ESPN.
He was 78 at the time of his announced retirement from play-by-play work and, as it happened, had started a sports handicapping business in Las Vegas, making for a somewhat convenient temporary fit until the Raiders could find a more long term play-by-play voice. He’s now 83 years of age.
No word yet on who will replace Musburger, or if Lincoln Kennedy will still be part of the broadcast team.