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Making A Debut

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Today is the day I make my American Hockey League debut for the Hershey Bears.  It won’t be the first time announcing in Giant Center, nor my first hockey game announced.  There’s been over a thousand of them for USA Hockey youth, USA Hockey junior, World Police & Fire Game,[…]

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Prior Preparation, the New Technology Way

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Preparation is what separates the best from the rest.  If you properly prepare, you’ll be ready for any situation, any name, and anything else that might come your way.  Prep time has become a lot easier for announcers over the last few years thanks to technology. Social Media P. A.[…]

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The Hierarchy of Announcing

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In the world of sports, there is an obvious hierarchy from the day you start playing until the last time you hit the field, rink or court.  You go from the low levels of youth sports and grow along with others.  If you’re good enough you to go high school,[…]

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Pronunciations Are Important To Us

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Pronouncing a person’s name is important, it is their identity and how people interact with them.  It’s important to P. A. announcers to get names right.  Recently, internationally known P. A. announcer Mike Markham put this thoughts on the topic on electronic paper and speaks to many great reasons we[…]

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When You Don’t Have An Anthem

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This time of year there are a lot of tournaments that take place with multiple games at the same time and playing the National Anthem gets kind of stale if you do it before every game.  The general rule of thumb is to play the National Anthem before the first[…]

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