Biography - Richard W. Osborne

Born August 15, 1942
Marcellus, New York
Inducted March 20, 2004

In 1966, Dick relocated to Concord, NH and began broadcasting ice hockey for WKXL doing Concord High School, Bishop Brady High School and Concord Coachmen/Eastern Olympics games.

In 1979, Dick became the "Voice of UNH Hockey" through the WTSN originated Wildcats Sports Network. The 2003-04 season is the 25th season of calling UNH games and his 43rd season of radio play-by-play broadcast of ice hockey, the last 38 years have been from New Hampshire for New Hampshire teams.

In the mid 1980's, Dick took over the origination of the Wildcat Sports Network and managed the network through the 1998-99 season. Subsequently, he took ownership and expanded the coverage to five radio stations and 65 regular season game broadcasts. When UNH took ownership, Dick became the executive producer in addition to continuing his play-by-play duties broadcasting all 35 regular and all post season Wildcat menís hockey games.

Dick was elected New Hampshire Sportscaster of the Year four times by his peers in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 1980, 1993, 1995 and 1997.

Dick has won numerous awards from the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters and the New Hampshire Associated Press Broadcasters Association for his play-by-play of both high school and UNH hockey. Dick currently resides in Michigan with is wife, Jesse

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