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Gary Waleik

Senior Producer, WBUR

At age 6, while watching Bill Russell win his 11th NBA championship with the Boston Celtics, Gary Waleik developed the belief that he’d not only produce a sports show for National Public Radio someday but that he’d do it for decades. What else could provide such a dazzling weekly display of soul-satisfying absurdity, intrigue and humor?

While not producing Only A Game, Gary likes to discuss music, fly fishing and how absurd it is that John Perotti thinks the Cincinnati Bengals will ever amount to a hill of beans.

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Music On Only A Game

April 19, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik pulls a few classics from the OAG Jukebox.

Music On Only A Game

April 12, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik tees up another Zambonis tune and some other stuff, too.

Music On Only A Game

April 05, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the hits that barely fit.

Tourneys, Tourneys Everywhere … It’s More Than Madness!

April 01, 2014
When UConn beat Michigan to advance to the Final Four, it was worthy of a net cutting ceremony. But with seven postseason tournaments are too many nets facing the scissors? (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Between the men and the women, there are seven — count ‘em, seven — postseason tournaments in Division I basketball. Only A Game’s Gary Waleik wonders if it’s too much of a good thing.

Music On Only A Game

March 29, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik shills shamelessly for The Baseball Project and for Girl Scout Cookies.

Music On Only A Game

March 22, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists all the sports hits that fit. If they didn’t fit, the music would run over into Weekend Edition and Scott Simon would be very angry.

Music On Only A Game

March 15, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik makes another list of music. For you.

Kareem Returns To Wisconsin (And The Friendly Skies) In New Ad

March 13, 2014
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has swapped his Lakers uniform for a pilots.(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has reprised an old role for a new ad campaign in Wisconsin. Hilarity ensues.

Music On Only A Game

March 08, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this week’s music.

Music On Only A Game

March 01, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this week’s music.

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