Radio Play-by-Play Announcer
Tim Roye is in his 22nd season of handling the play-by-play duties for all Warriors radio broadcasts on the club’s flagship station, 95.7 The Game FM, and the Warriors Radio Network. In the last two seasons alone he has called the action for 209 regular-season and postseason games, a historic 73-win campaign, and a pair of trips to the NBA Finals. Roye spoke for Warrior fans everywhere when, at the final buzzer of Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals in Cleveland, he famously proclaimed, “It’s taken 40 years, but once again, the Bay’s team is the best team! The Golden State Warriors have won the NBA title!”
In addition to his play-by-play duties, Roye also continues to host the Warriors’ pregame and postgame shows. Overall, this is his 28th year of working NBA play-by-play.
In recent years, Roye has also done television baseball play-by-play work for the Oakland A’s and Sacramento Rivercats (then the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate), television play-by-play for Cal Football, and has served as a back-up radio broadcaster for Stanford Football for the past decade. In the past, he has also served as an auto racing analyst for CSN Bay Area.
Prior to his arrival to Golden State in 1995, Roye spent six seasons with the Sacramento Kings’ broadcast team as the pregame, halftime and postgame host for the team’s radio broadcasts on KHTK-AM and KFBK-AM. He also handled the radio play-by-play duties for 45 games during the 1994-95 season. Roye hosted a daily three-hour sports talk show on KHTK as well as a weekly two-hour Kings radio program. Prior to his work at KHTK, Roye served as sports director at KFBK in Sacramento for five years (1989-94), handled radio play-by-play and television color analyst duties for the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League, and was also the radio voice of Sac State football, basketball and baseball. Roye spent two years in the Phoenix market from 1987-89, serving as a talk show host for KTAR radio and a correspondent for the Arizona Cardinals Radio Network. He also served as the color analyst for the Arizona State University Basketball Network and called play-by-play for the Phoenix Firebirds and Sun Devil baseball teams.
Following his graduation from Utica College in New York, Roye spent eight years (1978-86) as the sports director at Utica’s WIBX-WNYZ radio. He later moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he was the sports director at WVOK radio from 1986-87 and was the voice of UAB men’s basketball.
Tim was inducted into the Utica College Hall of Fame in 2013, earning the Lifetime Achievement honor. He is also a member of the SUNY Utica Hall of Fame.
The Chula Vista, California, native resides in Fairfield with his wife, Cinde, and their two children, Zachary James and Gabrielle Elizabeth. In the offseason, he helps run basketball camps and participates in various charity events throughout the Bay Area.