William W. Schonely, nicknamed "The Schonz", is an American sports broadcaster who was the play-by-play announcer for the Portland Trail Blazers for almost three decades, from the team's launch in 1970 until 1998. A native of Pennsylvania, he worked in radio in Louisiana and Seattle before settling in Portland, Oregon. In addition to his work for the Blazers, he has been a sportscaster for Major League Baseball games, several minor league baseball teams, college sports, National Hockey League games, and junior ice hockey.
|Born||William W. Schonely, Jun 1, 1929, Norristown, Pennsylvania|
|Other names||The Schonz, Mr. Rip City|
|IMDb||Bill Schonely's IMDb|
Sports broadcaster who worked in radio and covered games for the Blazers before focusing his career primarily on the MLB and NHL.
He stuttered as a kid but still found work at a local radio station.
He announced for LSU football and basketball events as well as a few rodeos.
He was born to Walter and Juanita Schonely.
He and Dale Murphy were both inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
- Portland Trail Blazers broadcasters
- Seattle Seahawks broadcasters
- Seattle Pilots broadcasters
- American sports announcers
- National Hockey League broadcasters
- National Basketball Association broadcasters
- College basketball announcers in the United States
Latest information about Bill Schonely updated on June 14 2021.