Wolstenholme career started in Manchester where he was a journalist for a newspaper. When WW2 started Wolstenholme joined the RAF as a bomber pilot, after the war he became a freelance journalist, working for BBC radio before moving to television in 1948.
Wolstenholme commentated on English domestic football's most famous games of the 1950s and 1960s, including the first ever game featured on Match of the Day in 1964.
Wolstenholme is remembered for his commentary of the 1966 Football World Cup Final, specifically the words he used as the match came to a conclusion during injury time, as a small pitch invasion took place just as Geoff Hurst scored to put England 4-2 ahead:
"Some people are on the pitch ... they think it's all over ... IT IS NOW!"
Kenneth Wolstenholme died March 25, 2002 at the age of 82.