O’s in Search for New PA Announcer

Baltimore Business Journal by Alexander Jackson, Staff Reporter

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 8:42pm EST

Can you say, Tsuyoshi Wada?

If so, the Baltimore Orioles could be looking to hire you.

Baltimore’s baseball team is on the hunt for a new public address announcer for home games at Oriole Park beginning in 2012. David McGowan stepped down on Wednesday after holding the position for 14 years.

Not only do you have to get all fired up for Orioles baseball past the month of April, but the ideal candidate must have a strong voice with excellent enunciation skills too, the O’s say.

The public address announcer’s responsibilities include delivering all public address greetings, player introductions and other gameday announcements. Prior experience working as an announcer in a collegiate or professional sports setting is preferred.

Applicants must also have a free schedule. The Birds ask candidates be available for all 81 home games, as well as any make-up dates or postseason games, starting at least two hours before the scheduled game time.

The new announcer will be only the third in Oriole Park at Camden Yards history, following Rex Barney and McGowan. Barney’s voice led the O’s through their first five seasons at the Yard from 1992 to 1997.

complete job description can be found at the Orioles website. Those interested in applying for the position should visit the website to submit a voice recording based on the provided sample gameday script.

Submissions will also be accepted via mail at Voice of Camden Yards Audition, 333 West Camden St., Baltimore, 21201. Entries must be received by Jan. 25.

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