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Steve Raible retires from KIRO television, but will remain voice of the Seahawks

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Steve Raible is retiring, but don’t worry it’s not from broadcasting Seattle Seahawks games on the radio.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Raible announced that he’s ending his time with Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 after 38 years as a reporter and news anchor.

The statement reads, in part:

Friends,

We talked about this a few months ago, stepping back to spend more time with my bride, Sharon.

Tonight, we make it official – announcing our retirement from KIRO 7. We will still have some time together. I will not be retiring until the late spring.

You have trusted me to be a part of a remarkable team of journalists, photographers, and news managers for more than three decades. Thank you for that trust. And thank you for inviting me into your home.

The great journalism you have counted on from KIRO 7 will continue with Monique and Morgan and Jesse and Dave Wagner and the finest group of professionals it has been my pleasure to work with.

The good news for us is that he’ll still be calling Seahawks games for KIRO radio, so he’s only stepping away from the newscast business.

Raible has been a staple of Seattle television ever since his retirement from the Seahawks in 1981. Seahawks fans know him as the team’s radio analyst from 1982-2003, then the play-by-play voice from 2004 to present day. He’s an iconic figure in Seattle broadcasting, and ever since he shifted to play-by-play, he’s been the man behind the microphone of the greatest run of Seahawks football in franchise history; three Super Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl win, eight NFC West titles, a “Fail Mary,” and a Beast Quake or two.

Not only has Raible been an extremely popular (and extremely awesome) commentator at a local level, he’s been tasked in recent years with national gigs, where the “homer goggles” have to be taken off. He called three NFL games for Westwood One Radio from 2016-2017 — obviously, the Seahawks were not playing on those Sundays — and did the 2019 Apple Cup for Westwood One.

Here’s to more wonderful seasons hearing Raible say “Touchdowwwwwwwn, Seahawks!” and “Holy Catfish!” on the airwaves, along with several “The Seahawks have won the Super Bowl!” lines in February.