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Richard Jonckowski

Profile Updated: July 8, 2011
Residing In: Shakopee, MN
Spouse/Partner: Arlene
Family: Jennifer - Dec 24, 1967
Jeff - March 12, 1971
Occupation: Radio-Sports Announcer - EMCEE Speaker
Military Service: Army Reserve  

New Prague High School 1961
Brown Institute of Broadcasting 1964


EMCEE speaker throughout the US and Canada. Voice of Minnesota Gopher Basketball & Baseball since 1986

Began radio in 1965 in Ladysmith, WI. WLDY. I have lived in Shakopee since 1966. Worked mostly in sports. ABA Basketball-1967-69.
AWA Wrestling Ring Announcer 1983-89


I have been inducted into 5 Halls of Fame, including the New Prague High School Hall of Fame in June of 2009.

Head Field Usher for the Minnesota Vikings from 1962 to 1978. I caught 112 field goals and 5 passes thrown out of bounds during that time. I have been featured on TV, Newspapers, etc. for my sports collection and museum in my home.

School Story:

John Dragich slapped me and I wet my pants! I went to the Junior Prom with Darlys Jahn and ended up talking to a bunch of cows at 4 AM. I was 20 minutes late for PAD in October of 1960 as I was watching the World Series. The Pirates beat the Yankees and I was very happy. Mr. Straiton made me stay after school for 2 weeks!

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Dick & Arlene
Fargo, ND 2009
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Dick with Gopher baseball coach John Anderson
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Gopher Basketball
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Goldy Gopher with Dick
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Dick, Bob MacNamara, Jim Bruton
Gopher Football book signing - 2009
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World Series party in my basement - 2009
Dick, Greg B (My son Jeff behind me)