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Bob Wischusen is an American sports commentator who is currently a college football and basketball voice for ESPN and the radio voice for the New York Jets on WABC and WEPN.

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Biography

Early life and career

Bob Wischusen grew up in New Jersey, and attended Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains. After graduating from Boston College in 1993, Wischusen went to work in sports radio, starting at WQAM in Miami. After leaving the station he settled in New York, where he has worked since.

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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 3:30ET with Brian Griese.

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, Sam Rosen, Mike Breen, and Gus Johnson are unavailable due to other commitments.[1] Wischusen also announced for the New York Dragons AFL team during its first season alongside former Jet Greg Buttle.[2] 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.

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