After 51 years, Paul J Schneider has announced his retirement from KBOI-AM (NewsTalk 670)/Boise, ID. After waking up the Treasure Valley for over five decades, Schneider has decided it is time to sleep in. He started his career at KBOI in June, 1967 shifting to radio in 1976. During the early years, Schneider anchored the TV news and voiced the television replay of BSU football. From there he was quickly ushered in as the radio play-by-play voice for Boise State football and basketball which he held from 1973 to 2008.
His radio career has spanned the encyclopedia of Treasure Valley history and during his career enjoyed one of the country’s largest radio audience shares as a part of “Dunn & Schneider” which aired from 1973 to 1993. Since 2001 Schneider has hosted “Idaho Talks Live” with Chris Walton and throughout his career, he and his morning partners have been at the top of station ratings.
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, who has been a frequent guest on Schneider’s shows as a state legislator, Congressman, Lt. Governor and Governor, said, “I have appreciated Paul J Schneider’s wit and wisdom as a mainstay on KBOI for almost my entire career in government. I have enjoyed waking to his commentary and his thought provoking analysis of the day’s most pressing issues. I always looked forward to hearing his play-by-play calling duties for so many years as the ‘Voice of the Broncos.’ I especially appreciated his counsel and the great friendship we have developed over the years.”
“I have been privileged to work with great morning show partners and to be on AM radio in its heyday. I was able to call the Boise State games through their growth trajectory and when not all the games were broadcasted live on TV,” said Schneider.