Reporter, WBAL Radio, Baltimore, Md.
The day I walked into the WRUC studios soon after I arrived my freshman year literally changed the course of my life! There is no way a freshman like me from Cleveland, Ohio could have ever imagined landing a spot broadcasting college hockey games on such an amazing station. Thirty-nine years later, I owe my career to my four years at WRUC as a sports reporter, play-by-play announcer, DJ and two-term general manager.
Most importantly, on a road trip to broadcast a Union football game at Middlebury College, I met my wife of 30 years and the mother to my two wonderful boys (including William Wykoff, Union College Class of 2018).
Two days after graduation from Union, Wykoff was on the air on WMER Radio in Portland, Maine. Now in his 18th year at WBAL, his career has included stints as the voice of the Maine Mariners, WMAL Radio in Washington and studio host for the Navy Football Radio Network. He has won four national Edward R. Murrow Awards, two national Headliners Best In Show Awards and an Eclipse Award.