HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Jim Leahy, the voice of College of Hawaii sports activities for greater than 60 years, has died, his household has confirmed. he was 80 years previous.
His household launched the next assertion:
“At present we misplaced the patriarch of our household. A person recognized for his extraordinary expertise for storytelling, his timeless ardour for Hawaii and the groups and athletes that characterize it, and his lifelong love for the artwork of sports activities broadcasting. Jim. Leahy was additionally a loyal and loving husband, father and grandfather who put household and religion above all else.He takes nice delight in offering narration for a number of the College of Hawaii’s best athletic achievements. Thanks all to your blessings and help throughout this unhappy time.Could our father shut the printed as I all the time mentioned to Marama Pono Kekahi i Kekahi”
Leahey is survived by his spouse Toni, three kids and one grandchild. Service pending.
Leahy formally started his decades-long affiliation with UH in 1964 because the announcer for the inaugural Rainbow Basic.
He was usually within the radio sales space along with his father, Chuck Leahy, who was additionally a longtime sports activities broadcaster.
In 1973, Jim Leahy took over as commentator.
In a profession of showing on each TV and radio, Leahey has appeared on KGMB, KIKI, KHNL, KITV, KHET, and Cable over the previous few a long time.
Leahey, who commentated over 1,000 video games in his broadcasting profession, witnessed a few of UH’s best athletic achievements in all sports activities.
His voice grew to become synonymous with Hawaiian monitor and area, and his affect on radio and tv broadcasts prolonged far past the world of sports activities.
Leahy joined the College of Hawaii Sports activities Circle of Honor in 2016 and retired in 2018 at age 75.
His son, Kanoa, inherited a sportscaster legacy and sometimes labored alongside his father. Collectively, they hosted a tv sports activities discuss present known as “Leahey & Leahey” for almost a decade .
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