Raymond P. “Ray” Christensen was born on May 6, 1924 and died on February 5, 2017.
He was an American sportscaster
Ray was the play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Golden Gophers sports teams from 1951 until 2001, working for WCCO in Minneapolis.
In 1949, he graduated from the University of Minnesota, he also served with the United States Army in World War II.
Christensen was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame, in 2002.
He also worked games for the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, and Minneapolis Lakers.
In addition to his sports coverage, Ray Christensen hosted a daily music appreciation segment on WCCO-AM titled “Musing on Music-” Christensen had played a brief excerpt of a classical music piece and then report on its history and other musicology.
He died after suffering from an upper respiratory infection.
Ray Christensen passed away at 92 years old.