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Kent Derdivanis is an American sportscaster.

Derdivanis's career began as a play-by-play announcer for University of Arizona Wildcats football and basketball games. In 1981, Derdivanis became the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers on WVTV. He left WVTV in 1984 to become the NESN's first play-by-play announcer for Boston Red Sox games.[1] He lasted one season at NESN before being replaced by Ned Martin. After being unable to find work in Boston, Derdivanis returned to Arizona, where he called Wildcats football and basketball and Phoenix Firebirds baseball.[2] Derdivanis left the Wildcats to become a TV and radio broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was let go after the 1993 season and returned to Arizona. Since returning to Arizona he has called games for the Arizona Rattlers, Arizona Cardinals,[3] and Northern Arizona University.

From 1983 to 1986, Derdivanis worked at KMPC, calling UCLA football and basketball.[4]


  1. ^ Logue, Ian (July 27, 2006). "John Molori's Media Blitz". Retrieved October 25, 2017. Sportscaster Kent Derdivanis was part of this newfangled network. In 1984, NESN's inaugural year of operation, he became the first-ever cable television voice of the Boston Red Sox, working games alongside former Red Sox infielder and current Jimmy Fund chairman Mike Andrews.
  2. ^ "-". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Official Site of the Arizona Cardinals". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "~Los Angeles Radio People, Where ARe They Now, D". Retrieved October 25, 2017.

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