Monday, May 14, 2007

"Welcome to Wildcatville," says "Voice of the Wildcats," Darrell Aune

Photo above taken in Sept. 2010

The original story (below), which leads "Award-winning sportscaster," was posted and has been at Wildcatville since well before July 15, 2009. That's the date athletic department officials at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore. announced that Darrell Aune will become the WOU Wolves' radio play-by-play announcer for home football and men’s and women’s basketball games. Thus, Aune’s time with home and road radio announcing duties for Linfield Wildcat football (2000-2008) and basketball (2000, 2005-08) has come to an end. By the way, Aune and his wife, Catherine Aune, a WOU mathematics adjunct instructor, live in Monmouth, which is about 27 miles from McMinnville.

Award-winning sportscaster Darrell Aune is play-by-play “Voice of the Wildcats” for Linfield football and men’s basketball on McMinnville’s KLYC (1260 AM) radio, the Internet and Teamline. A Washington State University graduate, Aune has been named Oregon Sportscaster of the Year 11 times. A former “Voice” of the University of Northern Colorado Bears, he was “Voice of the Beavers” 29 seasons for Oregon State University. This video was shot Oct. 11, 2008, on Linfield's Maxwell Field. For a list of those who have been Linfield radio sportscasters over the years, see Linfield football commercial radio station play-by-play 'voice' here at Wildcatville.

The large photo above is of the Wildcatville sign. Note a striking similarity to the Linfield sign. It certainly was outrageous of Linfield to create a sign so similar to Wildcatville's! :)