Broad­caster was voice of USC, UCLA

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - IN MEMORY -

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.

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