Wayne Cody Biography
Wayne Cody also is known as Wendel was an American popular radio and television sportscaster who spent the bulk of his career in Seattle, broadcasting on KIRO and KIRO-TV. In all, he spent 14 years on KIRO TV and 21 on KIRO Radio.
In radio alone, he made more than 43,000 sportscasts.
Wayne Cody Age
Wayne was born on 4 September 1936 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. He died on 7 June 2002 in Renton, Washington, United States.
Wayne Cody Height
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Wayne Cody Family
Wayne was the son of Wendel Wayne Cody, his father and Ethel Cody, his mother. He was a father of two.
Wayne Cody Wife
In 1970, Cody divorced his wife and met with Jeanne Boyce in Seattle when the PBA tour had come to town. One year later, in 1971, they were married and Cody moved to Seattle to start a new career in sports broadcasting.
Wayne Cody Children
Wayne was a father of two, one daughter and a son. The kids are Shannon Cody a model and Shay Cody, a graphic designer.
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Wayne Cody Seattle
Cody moved back to the midwest and became the radio play-by-play announcer for the Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association. During this time his daughter, Shannon Lee Cody (1969- ) was born in Indianapolis.
Soon after he moved to Ohio and became the traveling public relations spokesman for the Professional Bowler’s Association which was headquartered in Akron. He divorced Judy in 1970 and met Jeanne Boyce in Seattle when the PBA tour had come to town.
They were married in 1971 and Cody moved to Seattle to start a new career in sports broadcasting. He was Nicknamed the “Mound of Sound” by Brent Musburger of CBS Sports, because of both his rich voice and his large size.
The bearded and rotund Cody, who estimated his own weight at 325 pounds (147.4 kg), vitalized the sports scene in Western Washington for more than 20 years. He was well known for his on-camera antics and his entertaining style of broadcasting.
In the 1980s, KIRO TV ran a promotion called “Watch Wayne Disappear.” The sportscaster was to lose 100 pounds over nine months and collect a $25,000 bonus. He was 25 pounds too heavy by deadline day.
Cody is best known for being the sports anchor on KIRO (channel 7 / CBS) television and hosting KIRO (710AM) “Sportsline”, a weeknight sports radio talk show that was the only one of its kind at the time in Seattle.
He was also the original sideline reporter for the Seattle Seahawks radio network with play-by-play announcer Pete Gross, Steve Raible, and game analyst Don Heinrich. Cody’s other play-by-play experience in the Pacific Northwest included the Seattle SuperSonics (NBA) during the late 1970s thru the mid-1980s, Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League and University of Washington Huskies college football games.
Earlier in his career, he also was the sideline reporter for the Seattle SuperSonics (NBA). In the late 80’s Cody had a stake in a chain of sports-themed restaurants licensed under the name “Cody’s Restaurant and Bakery”. There were three locations in the Seattle area.
In 1991, he appeared as himself in the movie Singles interviewing then Supersonic player Xavier McDaniel during a dream scene. His son Shay was also in the movie and was working on the TV show Northern Exposure at the time.
Wayne Cody Death
Cody had been in declining health for a number of years, suffering from obesity, diabetes, and other ailments. He died from complications of a heart attack (coronary thrombosis) on June 7, 2002, in Renton, Washington at age 65.
Wayne Cody Obituary
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