Joe Starkey Biography
Joe Starkey is a preeminent American sportscaster currently working at ISP Sports for California Golden Bears football as the radio play-by-play announcer since joining back in the year 1975. Previously, Starkey served at KGO radio in San Francisco, California as the sports director.
Furthermore, He also served for twenty seasons for the San Francisco 49ers from 1989 to 2008 as the play-by-play announcer.
Moreover, Starkey is more prominent for his tumultuous call of The Play in the 1982 Big Game betwixt California and Stanford.
Joe Starkey Age
Joe was born in Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, on October 19, 1941. He is 80 years old.
Joe Starkey Height
Starkey stands at an average height of 5 ft 8 inches ( Approx 1.73m).
Joe Starkey Education
He attended a local high school for his high education and graduated with a high diploma. Later, Joe joined Thornton Junior College where he briefly played football.
He then enrolled at the University of Loyola in Chicago and graduated with a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Joe Starkey Family
Joe was born to his stalwart father and mother in Illinois, Chicago, in the USA. However, Joe has not any details regarding his devoted parents or whether he has any siblings. Therefore, as soon as he shares the details we will update you on this section.
Joe Starkey Wife
He is a married man to his loving and caring wife called Diane.
Joe Starkey Children
He is a proud father of three handsome sons called Dan, Rob, and Jim.
Joe Starkey Salary
Joe receives an annual salary of $88,796 per year. This is according to ISP Sports anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Joe Starkey Net Worth
Starkey has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.
Joe Starkey Career
He has broadcast for the Denver Broncos, NFL’s USFL’s Oakland Invaders, and the Minnesota Vikings (1977). Additionally, Starkey is the initial telecaster for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. He was the radio and television voice of the current defunct NHL’s the California Golden Seals and Colorado Rockies.
Moreover, His other previous assignments include the basketball games for the University of California Golden Bears and the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.
He worked as a color analyst on 49ers radio broadcasts in 1987 and 1988 prior to assuming play-by-play duties with the 49ers in 1989. Joe served with a legendary sports announcer Lonnie Alexander. Additionally, Starkey announced the radio broadcasts of Super Bowl XXIV and Super Bowl XXIX.
Starkey was involved in the radio call of various of the team’s most prominent moments. He had to resign in order to carry on with his role with the 49ers from KGO when the 49ers moved their broadcasts from KGO to rival station KNBR in 2005. J
On December 18, 2008, He announced his retirement as the play-by-play announcer of the 49ers. Joe gave the reason for his retirement was troubles with travel betwixt Saturday and Sunday Cal football games 49ers games.
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