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Pete Friedmann

Pete Friedmann '79

Voice of the Wildcat Band
Voice of Northwestern Women's Basketball

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Pete Friedmann's record-‚Äčbreaking tenure as Voice of the “Wildcat” Marching Band — longer than any other announcer in NUMB's history — began in 1981. Remarkably, during this time he has never missed a performance by NUMB, including home games, away games, bowl games and pep rallies. An independent consultant in public relations, marketing, and communications, Friedmann also is a recognized announcer and voice-‚Äčover artist. Previously, he held positions in public relations, government affairs, community relations, and public policy advocacy communications with the American Medical Association, Baxter International Inc., the Illinois State Medical Society and the Alliance of American Insurers. Pete began his career as a broadcast journalist.

Friedmann also is the Voice of Wildcat Women's Basketball, announcing all home games since 2011. He has long been active as a volunteer and leader in Northwestern alumni activities and is a recipient of the Northwestern Alumni Association's prestigious Alumni Service Award. He is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, inducted by the Iota Chapter at Northwestern. Friedmann also has been the announcer for the Wheaton (Illinois) Municipal Band since 1982. He served as arena announcer for 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2013 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournaments and is scheduled to repeat that role in 2019.

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