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UGA's Munson retires immediately

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September 22, 2008 Athens - Georgia radio announcer Larry Munson announced his retirement effectively immediately Monday afternoon.

Munson, who turns 86 on Saturday, made the decision after talking with his family, doctor and close friends over the weekend.

No specific reason was given but Munson's  health has been deteriorating over the past few years.

Last season, he stopped doing road games.

In a statement released by the University, Munson expresses his deep feelings for Georgia football fans who have been so friendly especially during the recent times.

He added he feels he owes Bulldog fans so much more than I can give.

Larry Munson is considered one of best radio play-by-play voices in the history of sports broadcasting.

His first radio play by job was at the University of Wyoming.

He later did play by play at Vanderbilt.

He moved to Atlanta to do Braves baseball when he was hired to do Georgia football in 1966.

He also worked Atlanta Falcon games and Georgia basketball.  

Munson's broadcast partner Scott Howard has been doing play-by-play for road games with former Georgia quarterback Eric Zeier serving as the color analyst.