Former Patriots, Vikings Radio Voice John Carlson Dies At 82
May 2, 2016 at 5:23 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, NEW ENGLAND WHALERS, and MINNESOTA VIKINGS announcer and WBZ-A, WEEI-A, and WRKO-A/BOSTON talk host JOHN CARLSON, who died of respiratory complications on APRIL 5th at 82, according to the BOSTON GLOBE.
CARLSON called the then-WHA WHALERS on WLVI-TV/BOSTON in 1972-75, PATRIOTS games on WEEI in 1980-86, and VIKINGS games on WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS in 1990, and also announced BOSTON COLLEGE and high school sports.
He started his career at WBET-A/BROCKTON, MA and hosted talk shows at WEEI and WRKO, and did commercial voiceovers for many years; a Brigadier General in the NATIONAL GUARD, CARLSON also anchored sports on WTIC-TV (now WFSB-TV)/HARTFORD and served as announcer for PBS affiliate WGBH-TV/BOSTON and Sports Director for CBS RADIO/BOSTON.