Broadcaster was voice of USC, UCLA
LOS ANGELES >> Mike Walden, the voice of Southern California and UCLA sports for decades who also broadcast Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals games, has died. He was 89. USC said Thursday that he died Sunday in suburban Tarzana from complications of a stroke.
Walden called USC football and basketball games from 1966-72, including five Rose Bowl appearances and two national football championships in 1967 and ’72. Walden then moved across town and did play-byplay for UCLA from 1973-90. Walden earned a cult following with his on-camera appearances on the “Super Dave” Showtime cable TV shows, often wearing loud suits.
He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Gregory and David, daughters Nanette and Julie, and five grandchildren.