This week was Steve Raible’s last as news anchor for KIRO television in Seattle. Raible announced his retirement in February after 38 years working for the local CBS affiliate as a reporter, news magazine host, and eventually lead news anchor. Raible will continue his work as Seattle Seahawks radio play-by-play voice, so he isn’t retiring from everything just yet.
KIRO has spent the entire week looking back on Raible’s career, including Friday’s final goodbye. You can watch both the main tribute and the final farewell in the videos below.
And of course, you have to listen to his best calls as Seahawks radio play-by-play man, a role he assumed in 2004.
"Touchdown, Seahawks!"— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 26, 2020
Listen to some of Steve Raible's best calls over the years! pic.twitter.com/3rd5ngiPg1
As unbelievable as the BeastQuake was, @RaibleKIRO7’s call was pretty great too. pic.twitter.com/Lnvy4oW04K— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 26, 2020
“12s, they’re bringing the trophy home.”— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 26, 2020
When @RaibleKIRO7 called us Super Bowl 48 Champions. pic.twitter.com/RjfNqSxQMf
Raible’s football commentary earned him a couple of nationally broadcast NFL games for Westwood One Sports in 2015 and 2016 (when the Seahawks were not playing that Sunday), and last season he called the Apple Cup for national listeners.
While Raible is done with television, hopefully there are still many more great years ahead of him as the voice of the Seahawks.