PA Announcers : What makes you like them and the way they do their thing?

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Post by LICKING COUNTY FAN » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:36 pm

For me its consistency.

For me to really enjoy the call they do it this way
call the name and number of the players, who are involved in the play and the yardage the play went for.
Which is rare.

I absolutely detest the ones who do not call each play or just say the pass was completed or it was a run for a first down.

I understand it is a task to do their job and for those who do it, I as a fan am glad they are doing it.
I just do not understand those who put such little effort into it.



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Post by Ironman92 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:41 pm

Real simple....don’t act like anyone is at the game to just hear you. Announce, do your advertisements as called to do and don’t scream.

Also....it’s 2000 and effing 18....don’t announce scores ofstuff you know people are recording. Stop it. That was cool in 1993 but stupid now.

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Post by Ironman92 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:46 pm

Also I’ll shout out to Dan Morrow who does radio for Jackson football and basketball. He speaks on the radio of every kid knowing their grandparents are likely listening. Also a smooth voice, pretty unbiased calling and mixes in his views and analysis nicely.

Bob Grillo is much like Morrow (good ol Jackson boys from the mid 70’s)....and the wkkj guys are really good.

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Post by Izladoom » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:23 pm

I like it when they keep it simple give us the information we need and don’t try to say to much

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Post by 37reps@225# » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:18 pm

Ironman92 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Also I’ll shout out to Dan Morrow who does radio for Jackson football and basketball. He speaks on the radio of every kid knowing their grandparents are likely listening. Also a smooth voice, pretty unbiased calling and mixes in his views and analysis nicely.

Bob Grillo is much like Morrow (good ol Jackson boys from the mid 70’s)....and the wkkj guys are really good.
I have said it once before already Dan, Dan,and Pete are the best in the business! If you can’t make it to the game rest assured they have you covered. They are celebrities no doubt about it! I heard there is like 10000 people that tune in each and every week. They are and always will be the voice of our fighting Ironmen. If anyone is getting started in the biz 96.7 Friday night record it and take notes because that’s how it’s done.

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Post by Kicker. » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:34 pm

Waverlys announcer is good he's on top of things, and Burgs announcer is great he's got a good voice for it
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Post by Dundas » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:43 pm

I’m anxious to see if Wellston will get penalized every time their announcer feels the need to do play by play or talk/yell while the ball is in play.

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Post by Trump2020 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:47 am

You all might not want to make the trip North to Trimble. They do a little bit of everything up there. The Ric Flair Woooooo is said 20 times or more a game.

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Post by Izladoom » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:11 am

Dundas wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:43 pm
I’m anxious to see if Wellston will get penalized every time their announcer feels the need to do play by play or talk/yell while the ball is in play.
I was at a Waverly game and the guy kept doing that he even yelled out holding but I can not remember if it was high school or middle school

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Post by Slothman » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:39 am

Wellston’s is terrible!

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Post by Zunardo » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:56 am

Amanda-Clearcreek's announcer is a real pro. I think he's been at the mic for 30 years or so. He's consistent and on top of every play.

Bexley's PA guy Neil Shapiro. If you've heard his voice, you know exactly what I mean. He's also Capital University's football PA announcer, and a real gentleman. Used to work the PA at Columbus Clippers games and was a DJ on the old WCOL-AM in Columbus during the 1970's.

Upper Arlington - their PA announcer was Chris Mitchell but I thought I heard he might be stepping down from that gig. His overall style and the rhythm of his calls just flow nicely.

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Post by bulldog77 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:07 pm

The fact they are voluntarily doing a job in addition to their regular FT jobs is sufficient enough. No need to whine about what they do unless someone wants to step up and take their place.

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Post by dilligaf » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:18 pm

I like it when they keep the crowd pumped

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Post by Dundas » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:32 pm

bulldog77 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:07 pm
The fact they are voluntarily doing a job in addition to their regular FT jobs is sufficient enough. No need to whine about what they do unless someone wants to step up and take their place.
I have done PA for various games as a fill in. All I ask is they don’t break the ohsaa rules. Teams/coaches and even bands are penalized when they break the rules. Why is it okay for PA announcers to break the rules? Band members, players and even some coaches are volunteers. So that excuse isn’t really valid.

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Post by ArmChairQB » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:24 pm

I dislike the announcer at Alexander.. Nails on a chalkboard.

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Post by dilligaf » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:34 am

100% agree ^^^^

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Post by Crab's Brother » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:07 am

The guy at West is the absolute worst.

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Post by bleed_blue » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:55 am

I know the man has since passed but I never really liked Skip Hickman at Portsmouth.

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Post by Fonzie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:04 am

What I really dislike is the PA announcer that seems to think they are on the radio and what to give a live play by play. We are all at the game, we can see what is happening before us. Simply announce who ran/caught/threw the ball, who made the tackle/interception/fumble recovery/ect. Obviously we know the PA announcer is a home school person, but for pete sake, keep it professional.

Probably one of the funniest things I have seen was at a Meigs game a few years ago. Meigs was on defense, and whoever they were playing threw a long pass down the sideline. When all of a sudden, over the PA, you hear the announcer yell "turn around" right before the ball reached the defender/receiver. Granted I am almost positive it was an accident on the PA announcers behalf. But you could hear the visiting team roar in anger as the Meigs defender turned and broke up the pass just as the "turn around" bellowed over the loud speaker.

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Post by ShooterMcgavin » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:13 am

Trump2020 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:47 am
You all might not want to make the trip North to Trimble. They do a little bit of everything up there. The Ric Flair Woooooo is said 20 times or more a game.
Along with 1st Downnnnn Tomcats 20+ lol
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Post by Shamrocks 5263 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:04 am

ArmChairQB wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:24 pm
I dislike the announcer at Alexander.. Nails on a chalkboard.
I couldn’t agree with you more. I’ve been saying that since I’ve had to go to that place.

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Post by countywide35 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:44 am

Ironman92 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Also I’ll shout out to Dan Morrow who does radio for Jackson football and basketball. He speaks on the radio of every kid knowing their grandparents are likely listening. Also a smooth voice, pretty unbiased calling and mixes in his views and analysis nicely.

Bob Grillo is much like Morrow (good ol Jackson boys from the mid 70’s)....and the wkkj guys are really good.
pretty well said

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Post by bulldog77 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:50 pm

Dundas wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:32 pm
bulldog77 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:07 pm
The fact they are voluntarily doing a job in addition to their regular FT jobs is sufficient enough. No need to whine about what they do unless someone wants to step up and take their place.
I have done PA for various games as a fill in. All I ask is they don’t break the ohsaa rules. Teams/coaches and even bands are penalized when they break the rules. Why is it okay for PA announcers to break the rules? Band members, players and even some coaches are volunteers. So that excuse isn’t really valid.

What rules do PA announcers break?

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Post by Dundas » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:19 pm

bulldog77 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:50 pm
Dundas wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:32 pm
bulldog77 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:07 pm
The fact they are voluntarily doing a job in addition to their regular FT jobs is sufficient enough. No need to whine about what they do unless someone wants to step up and take their place.
I have done PA for various games as a fill in. All I ask is they don’t break the ohsaa rules. Teams/coaches and even bands are penalized when they break the rules. Why is it okay for PA announcers to break the rules? Band members, players and even some coaches are volunteers. So that excuse isn’t really valid.

What rules do PA announcers break?
Calling ply by play over the PA system. It is against the ohsaa rules to do so. It happened 3 times tonight at Wellston.

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Post by packers80 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:21 pm

West's announcer is a buffoon
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