Following his graduation from Utica College in New York, Roye spent eight years (1978–86) as the sports director at Utica's WIBX–WNYZ radio. He later moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he was the sports director at WVOK radio from 1986-87. Roye spent two years in the Phoenix market from 1987–89, serving as a talk show host for KTAR radio and a correspondent for the Arizona Cardinals Radio Network. He also served as the color analyst for the Arizona State University Basketball Network and called play-by-play for the Phoenix Firebirds and Arizona State Sun Devils baseball teams. Prior to his arrival with Golden State in 1995, Roye spent six seasons with the Sacramento Kings’ broadcast team as the pregame, halftime and postgame host for the team's radio broadcasts on KHTK-AM and KFBK-AM. He also handled the radio play-by-play duties for 45 games during the 1994–95 season. Roye hosted a daily three-hour sports talk show on KHTK as well as hosting a weekly two-hour Kings radio program. Roye served as sports director at KFBK in Sacramento for five years (1989–94). Roye served as a radio and television announcer for the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League from 1993–94, and for Oakland Athletics baseball in 2005-06.
Roye enters his 14th season of handling the play-by-play duties for all Warriors radio broadcasts on KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM),2 the club's flagship station. He will continue to host a weekly one-hour program on KNBR, "Warriors Weekly Roundtable", throughout the basketball season as well as the Warriors’ pregame and postgame shows. The Roundtable often happens on Thursdays at 9 PM on KNBR 680. Tim will interview guests, take calls, and preview the upcoming opponent. He also reads emails sent to Tim Roye's Journal.3 Tim will often talk with FSN analyst Matt Steinmetz. In 2013, Roye has filled in for Bob Fitzgerald for TV and radio simulcast play-by-play duties for Golden State's road games.
- "Elevation Sensation": When a player leaps very high and dunks it down, often posterizing another player. For example: "Corey Maggette down the lane....JAMS IT.....ELEVATION SENSATION for Corey Maggette!"
- "Air France": referring to Mickaël Piétrus.4 Example: "Pietrus to the hoop…DUNKS IT DOWN....Air France to the rim!"