Alan Roach

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Alan Roach is an American sports announcer and radio personality. He currently is morning sports anchor on 850 KOA radio in Denver, Colorado. He is a pre-game and post-game commentator and currently the Denver Broncos P.A. announcer. Roach is the Voice of NFL Events worldwide. KOA in Denver, Colorado.

Alan Roach began his radio career as a high school student in Brainerd, Minnesota in 1982. After numerous radio stops including Fort Dodge and Des Moines, IA, Garden City, KS, and Colorado Springs, CO. Roach's first sports announcing job was as Public Address Announcer for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 1990. He was asked to fill in for the PA Announcer during a vacation. The former PA Announcer never got his job back. Since, Roach has become one of the best known, most heard sports public-address announcers in the world.[1]

Roach was hired as the Public Address Announcer for the Colorado Rockies prior to the first game they played as a franchise in 1993. Roach served as PA Announcer for every home game in Mile High Stadium and later Coors Field through the 2006 MLB season.[2][3] Roach missed only one game in 14 years, Saturday, June 9, 2001. Roach began as Public Address Announcer for the Colorado Avalanche with their first game played in Pepsi Center to start the 1999-2000 season. On June 9, 2001 Roach missed the Rockies game to announce the historic Stanley Cup Game 7 win over the New Jersey Devils. Roach announced the post-game ceremony in which Joe Sakic famously handed the Stanley Cup to Ray Bourque. Roach continues as the public address announcer for the Avalanche today. The Colorado Avalanche hosted the 2001 NHL All-Star game. Roach served as PA announcer for that game and the following NHL All-star games in Sunrise, Florida in 2003 and in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2004. In Addition since 2008 he is currently the p.a. announcer for the Denver Broncos.

Alan Roach's hockey announcing goes well beyond the NHL. Roach served as English-speaking public address announcer for all men's Olympic Hockey games at the E-Center in Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Roach was at the mic for the historic Gold medal win by the Canadians over Team USA on February 24, 2002. Roach also announced hockey four years later in Turin, Italy. (Torino, Italy) Roach announced both men's and women's games at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games at Torino Palasport Olimpico. Roach was English announcer during the women's Gold Medal game won by Canada, 4-1 over Sweden, on February 20, 2006. One day later, Roach was at the mic again for what is widely considered as one of the best hockey games of all time, the 2006 men's Gold Medal game won by Sweden 3-2 over Finland. 4 years later, Alan Roach was also heard in Canada Hockey Place in Vancouver announcing men's and women's games at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Roach announced the Canadian Women's Gold Medal win over Team USA on February 25, 2010.

Roach has been the PA announcer for the last 8 Super Bowls, starting with Super Bowl XL in Detroit through Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Unfortunately, fans did not get to hear Alan's extremely deep bass voice during the 2014 Super Bowl, as the NFL decided there might be some favoritism to his home team Broncos.

In addition to sports announcing, Alan Roach is also lent his voice for many voice-over projects. His voice is recognized as being the identification voice for many radio stations nationwide. His voice is also currently featured on the underground train system at Denver International Airport, along with local 9News anchor Adele Arakawa.[4] Roach is also a radio personality on 850KOA where he has done side line reporting for the Denver Broncos.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Colorado Rrrrrrockies' stadium announcer Roach steps down". ESPN. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Coors Field announcer Alan Roach steps down from public address duties". Press Release. Colorado Rockies. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  3. ^ Williamson, Bill (2008-03-02). "Bronco's family wants Pats to lose". Denver Post. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  4. ^ Flynn, Kevin (2007-05-07). "New voices coming for DIA trains". The Rocky Mountain News. 

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