By Bill Brady, ‘02
Few Cougar fans have met Greg A. Wrubell, ’90 (Tauna L. Frehner, ’89), Cedar Hills, Utah, but many have heard his voice. In March Wrubell finished his sixth season as play-by-play commentator for BYU men’s basketball for the Cougar Sports Network and KSL Radio in Salt Lake City. In September he will begin his second year as KSL‘s chief commentator for BYU football.
Wrubell was already working full time for KSL when he graduated from BYU. “My junior year, I took an internship with KSL Radio,” he says. “That got my foot in the door.”
After filling a variety of jobs at KSL, Wrubell became a sideline reporter for BYU football in 1991.
“Those early jobs developed into other opportunities,” Wrubell says. As his on-air popularity increased, KSL offered him a position covering television sports. By 1995 he was hosting an evening radio talk show called Sports Night, which ran on KSL through the spring of 2001.
“My first game calling BYU basketball was a 50-point loss, but because it was my first game, it will always be quite memorable,” Wrubell says. “I arrived during the 1-25 season. Watching Coach Cleveland take the program to the NCAA tournament last year was tremendous.”
Wrubell says becoming KSL‘s voice of Cougar football has also been a high point of his career.
“This entire first season of the Gary Crowton era has been a thrill, but obviously the first game against Tulane stands out,” Wrubell says. “I went into that game not knowing how I would call a touchdown, but I certainly got plenty of practice.”