Hey Area: Did the Wave start at the Oakland Coliseum? | KALW

Hey Area: Did the Wave start at the Oakland Coliseum?

Jul 24, 2018


If you’ve ever attended a professional sporting event, there’s a good chance at some point you have found yourself rising to your feet with hands raised in rhythm with thousands of other fans. It’s a phenomenon known simply as “the Wave. ”

Romero Rodriguez from Oakland wanted to know if “the Wave” originated at The Oakland Coliseum. KALW's Bo Walsh found the man who is said to have started it all on an October night in 1981; Krazy George Henderson.

This question came to KALW through Hey Area, a crowdsourced, collaborative reporting project. Got a question for Hey Area? Ask it below.