Mike Roberts, American radio sportscaster sportscaster, Died at 83

Mike Roberts was born on July 17, 1933, in Missouri, and died on September 13, 2016.

He was an American radio sportscaster.

He played in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he provided play-by-play for University of New Mexico (UNM) Lobo basketball and football games on KKOB (AM).

MIke’s career in New Mexico is unparalleled as a long time (1966-2013) Albuquerque sports announcer on TV and radio for local news, professional baseball, college football & basketball, and high school sports broadcasts.

He started broadcasting Lobo football games in 1966 and Lobo basketball games in 1968, becoming known along the way as “the Voice of the Lobos”.

Roberts hosted The Mike Roberts Show and the UNM coaches shows on KKOB and was the sports anchor on KOB-TV Channel 4, the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque, for many years.

He has also called games for the minor league baseball teams, the Albuquerque Dukes and the Albuquerque Isotopes, as well as numerous other local sports events.

He was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan since he was a child, Roberts began his broadcasting career in Atmore, Alabama, at WATM (now WNRP) in December 1951, making stops from Key West, Florida, to Laramie, Wyoming, before becoming a fixture in Albuquerque radio.

Mike died at an assisted living center in Albuquerque, from cancer.

Mike Roberts passed away at 83 years old.