Alan Roach

Alan Roach is an American sports announcer and radio personality. He currently is the public address announcer for the Minnesota Vikings, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Rapids. Roach is also the voice of NFL events worldwide, and a public address announcer at 5 Olympic Games. He was the voice of the underground train system in Denver International Airport. His announcing credits include 8 Super Bowls, 5 Olympic gold medal hockey games, and multiple All-Star games for the National Football League, National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball.

Alan Roach
Alan Roach with Viktor the Viking
Born
Kelly James Burnham

March 29, 1966
Slayton, Minnesota
Sports commentary career
Team(s)Minnesota Vikings 2016 - present
Colorado Avalanche 1999 - present
Colorado Rapids 2016 - present
Denver Broncos 2000 - 2016
Colorado Rockies 1993 - 2006
Univ. of Colorado Buffaloes '07-'09
Denver University Pioneers '04-'05
Colorado Springs SkySox '90-'91
SportsFootball:

Super Bowl XL - XLVII, LI 2006-2013, 2017
NFL Pro Bowl 2009 - present
NFL Int'l Series 2007 - present

Hockey:

NCHC Championship 2016
NHL All-Star Game 2001, '03-'04
NHL Stanley Cup Final 2001
Winter Olympic Games:

  • Sochi, Russia 2014
  • Vancouver, Canada 2010
  • Torino, Italy 2006
  • Salt Lake City, USA 2002

Baseball:
Pan Am Games - Toronto, ONT Canada 2015
MLB All-Star Game - Coors Field - Denver, CO 1998
2019 Inaugural MLB in London Series - London Stadium

MLB London Series- London Stadium - London, England 2019

Soccer:
2018 Fifa World Cup USA Women National Team 2016
MLS Allstars vs. Tottenham 2015

Rugby:

Churchill Cup 2009 - 2010
Websitewww.alanroach.net

Career

Roach began his radio career as a high school student in Brainerd, Minnesota in 1982. His early radio career included numerous radio stops including Fort Dodge, IA and Des Moines, IA, Garden City, KS, and Colorado Springs, CO. In 1991, Alan landed in Denver, CO as afternoon host on KRFX radio. In 2000, Roach began as morning sports anchor on 850 KOA radio in Denver. In addition to daily sports reports on the station, Roach also served as pre-game host, sideline reporter, and postgame interviewer for the Denver Broncos Radio Network, where KOA was the network's flagship station. He was dismissed from KOA in June 2015.[1]

Roach's first sports announcing job was as the public address announcer for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 1990. He was asked to fill in for the regular PA announcer during a vacation; the former announcer never got his job back. Since then, Roach has become one of the most heard sports event public address announcers in the world.[2]

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.[3][4] 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 for 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. He 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.

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 in Turin, Italy 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, 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 was at the mic one more time in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games hockey match between Team Russia and Team USA when TJ Oshie took the game-winning shot as the Americans beat the Russians on February 15, 2014. Roach also announced the gold medal win by the Canadians over Sweden, and the Swiss women's hockey team's first ever medal, a bronze, on February 22, 2014.

Roach handled public address announcing duties for Super Bowls from 2006 - 2013, starting with Super Bowl XL in Detroit through Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fans did not get to hear Roach's voice during the 2014 Super Bowl, as the NFL cited a potential competitive advantage for the Broncos having their regular P.A. announcer be the announcer at the Super Bowl.[5] The same situation presented itself in 2016, as the Denver Broncos played the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. As the voice of NFL events, Roach is heard annually at league events like the NFL Draft, Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, NFL International Series in London, England, Pro Bowl, and the Super Bowl. Roach resumed PA duties at Super Bowl LI in 2017.

In the summer of 2016, after 16 seasons as the stadium voice for the Denver Broncos, Roach left Broncos Country and returned to his childhood home of Minnesota to announce for the Minnesota Vikings as the team moved to their new home, U.S. Bank Stadium, in August 2016.

In addition to sports announcing, Roach is also lent his voice for many voice-over projects, none heard more than his voiceover of the underground train system at Denver International Airport, along with local 9News anchor Adele Arakawa.[6]

In February 2018, Roach was re-elected to be the male voice for the underground train system at Denver International Airport. Local 9News anchor Kim Christiansen was selected as the female voice to replace her former colleague from 9News, Adele Arakawa.[7]

In 2019, he served as the voice of London Stadium for the 2019 MLB London series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

References

  1. ^ "Alan Roach, veteran sports announcer, cut from KOA position – The Denver Post". Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  2. ^ "'Colorado Rrrrrrockies' stadium announcer Roach steps down". ESPN. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
  3. ^ "Coors Field announcer Alan Roach steps down from public address duties". Press Release. Colorado Rockies. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  4. ^ Williamson, Bill (2008-03-02). "Bronco's family wants Pats to lose". Denver Post. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Flynn, Kevin (2007-05-07). "New voices coming for DIA trains". The Rocky Mountain News. Archived from the original on 2007-07-11.
  7. ^ "These are the voices you will be hearing in the Denver airport "Train Call" after 75,000 people voted". The Know. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-03-01.

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Altitude Sports and Entertainment

Altitude Sports and Entertainment (usually referred to as simply Altitude) is an American regional sports cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Stan Kroenke's Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. The channel, which serves the Rocky Mountain region of the United States (specifically the Denver metropolitan area), features a mix of professional, collegiate and high school sporting events as well as some entertainment-based programming.

Launched on September 4, 2004, Altitude is headquartered in the Denver suburb of Centennial, Colorado. Altitude also operates Altitude 2, a secondary overflow channel that is used in the event of scheduling conflicts with games simultaneously set to air on the main Altitude channel.

Barstable School

The Barstable School, also known as The Federation of Chalvedon School and Sixth Form College and Barstable Schools and The East Basildon School, was a mixed intake secondary school in Basildon, Essex.

Chalvedon School

Chalvedon School and 6th Form College was a Specialist Technology College in Pitsea, Essex, England.

It was a comprehensive school educating pupils aged between 11 and 18 years of age.

Chalvedon had over 1800 pupils on roll including 196 sixth formers.

The school was first opened in 1966 and operated on the same site until its formal closure.

Mr A S Roach became the Principal of the school in 1988.

In January 2006 Chalvedon School federated with another local comprehensive school, Barstable School, to form the Federation of East Basildon. In 2009 the school formally closed with pupils transferring to the newly created Basildon Academies.

Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Avalanche are the only team in their division not based in the Central Time Zone; the team is situated in the Mountain Time Zone. Their home arena is Pepsi Center. Their general manager is Joe Sakic.

The Avalanche were founded in 1972 as the Quebec Nordiques and were one of the charter franchises of the World Hockey Association. The franchise joined the NHL in 1979 as a result of the NHL–WHA merger. Following the 1994–95 season, they were sold to the COMSAT Entertainment Group and relocated to Denver.

In the club's first season in Denver, the Avalanche won the Pacific Division and went on to sweep the Florida Panthers in the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals, becoming the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup in the season following a relocation. Among teams in the major North American professional sports leagues, only the National Football League (NFL)'s Washington Redskins have also accomplished the feat. This was the first major professional sports championship a Denver-based team would bring to the city.

In the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals, the Avalanche defeated the New Jersey Devils 4–3 to win their second and most recent championship. As a result, they are the only active NHL team that has won all of its Stanley Cup Final appearances.

The Avalanche have won nine division titles (including their first eight in a row in Denver, the longest such streak in NHL history) and qualified for the playoffs in each of their first ten seasons in Denver; this streak ended in 2007.

Coors Field

Coors Field is a baseball park located in downtown Denver, Colorado. It is the home field of the Colorado Rockies, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. It is named for the Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado, which purchased the naming rights to the park prior to its completion in 1995. The Rockies played their first two seasons, 1993 and 1994, in Mile High Stadium before moving to Coors Field, two blocks from Union Station in Denver's Lower Downtown neighborhood. The park includes 63 luxury suites and 4,526 club seats.

Denver International Airport Automated Guideway Transit System

The Denver International Airport Automated Guideway Transit System is a people mover system operating at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado. The system opened along with the airport itself in 1995, and was conceived as a means to connect all of the midfield concourses with the south terminal and quickly transport passengers between them because of the longer distances between each building, especially when compared to Stapleton International Airport, Denver's former airport.

List of American public address announcers

This is a list of notable American public address announcers.

Chic Anderson – horse racing (best known for work at Belmont Park)

Alex Anthony – New York Jets and New York Mets

Pete Arbogast – Los Angeles Dodgers

Michael Baiamonte – Miami Heat

Dan Baker – Philadelphia Phillies

Rex Barney – Baltimore Orioles

Carl Beane – Boston Red Sox

Bruce Binkowski – San Diego Chargers, San Diego Clippers, San Diego Padres, and San Diego State Aztecs

Renel Brooks-Moon – San Francisco Giants

Charlie Brotman – U.S. presidential inauguration parades, Washington Senators, Washington Nationals

Michael Buffer – boxing

Dick Callahan – Oakland Athletics, and Saint Mary's College of California

Mike Carlucci – Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Summer Olympics Baseball & Winter Olympics hockey

Tom Carnegie – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana high school basketball

Joshua Carroll – University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas high school basketball, football, baseball, track & field

Bob Casey – Minnesota Twins

Tony Chimel – World Wrestling Entertainment

Michael Clapper – Washington Mystics

Ray Clay – Chicago Bulls Chicago Sky

Jody Dean – Dallas Cowboys

Sean Valley - Inglemoor Vikings, prev Lake Washington, Bothell, Redmond.

David Diamante – boxing

Sergeant Major Michael R. Dudley – United States Presidential Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremonies, Department of Defense, Military District of Washington, The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own), Boston Pops Orchestra

Mike "The Duke" Donegan – Tennessee Titans

J. Fred Duckett – Houston Astros

Tom Durkin – horse racing

Frank Fallon – NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Sherm Feller – Boston Red Sox

Howard Finkel – World Wrestling Entertainment

Bob Ford – Houston Astros, University of Houston football

Paul Friedman – Chicago Cubs

Lilian Garcia – World Wrestling Entertainment

Phil Georgeff – horse racing

Marty Glickman – (sports announcer)

Halsey Hall – Minnesota Twins

Jim Hall – New York Giants football team, New York Yankees

Kevin Heilbronner – Greensboro Swarm

Gene Honda – Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, DePaul University, NCAA Final Four, and Chicago PBS WTTW

Byron Hudtloff – Washington Valor, George Washington University Men's Basketball

Tom Hutyler – Seattle Mariners

Dwight Isenhoward - Winston Salem Dash, Catawba Indians, Elkin Buckin Elks

Andy Jick – Boston Celtics

Dave Johnson – horse racing

Wes Johnson – Washington Capitals

Stan Kelly – San Antonio Spurs

Sam Lagana – Los Angeles Rams

Jimmy Lennon, Jr. – boxing

Todd Leitz – Los Angeles Dodgers

Budd Lynch – Detroit Red Wings

John Magrino – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL International Series, College Football Playoff National Championship, Orange Bowl, Outback Bowl

John Mason – Detroit Pistons

Dave McHugh – Baltimore Brigade

Bill Melton - Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowls VI, VIII and IX; 1996 Olympic Soccer; Texas Rangers; Cotton Bowl Classic; Texas Relays; SMU Football and Basketball; 1994 Men's World Cup Soccer; 2003 Women's World Cup Soccer; 2002 FIBA World Basketball Championships; Dallas Chaparrals Basketball; 2001 and 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parade and Ceremonies

Wayne Messmer – Chicago Cubs

Joel Meyers – St. Louis Cardinals

Paul Morris – Toronto Maple Leafs

Nick Nickson – Los Angeles Dodgers

Lou Nolan – Philadelphia Flyers

Paul Olden – New York Yankees

Eddie Palladino – Boston Celtics

Shawn Parker – Minnesota Timberwolves

Pat Pieper – Chicago Cubs

Ryan Pritt – Cleveland Indians

John Ramsey – Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Angels, USC Trojans

Andy Redmond – Frederick Keys

Eric Smith – Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Dodgers

Alan Roach – Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, Minnesota Vikings, Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL International Series, Olympic Hockey, Olympic Boxing

Dan Roberts – Utah Jazz

Justin Roberts – World Wrestling Entertainment

Stu Schwartz (aka Stuntman Stu) – Ottawa Senators

Olivier Sedra – Brooklyn Nets

Bob Sheppard – New York Yankees, New York Giants

Jeff Shreve – Cleveland Browns – University of Akron, Canton Charge, Mid-American Conference

Lawrence Tanter – Los Angeles Lakers

Mike Walczewski – New York Knicks

William Watson – IIHF, MLRH – Ice and Inline hockey.

Ralph Wesley – Washington Wizards

Joe Wowk – Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Dave Zinkoff – Philadelphia 76ers

Rob Daviau

Rob Daviau is a prolific American game designer known for creating legacy board gaming. He has guest lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and New York University on game design and has been a visiting professor of game design at Hampshire College. In 1998, Daviau joined Hasbro as a writer for text-heavy games like Trivial Pursuit and Taboo.Daviau is credited as the designer of over 80 board games or game items.Games that Rob Daviau has designed or co-designed include the following:

2000 Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit with Alan Roach and Craig Van Ness (2001 International Gamers Award winner for General Strategy, 2-Player category)

2001 Axis & Allies: Pacific with Stephen Baker and Larry Harris, Jr. (2001 Origins Awards Best Historical Board Game Winner)

2001 Risk 2210 A.D. with Craig Van Ness (2001 Origins Awards Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game Winner)

2004 Betrayal at House on the Hill with Mike Selinker, Bruce Glassco, Bill McQuillan, and Teeuwynn Woodruff (2004 Origins Awards Gamers' Choice Award Winner; 2005 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Nominee)

2004 Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie with Stephen Baker and Craig Van Ness

2011 Risk Legacy with Chris Dupuis (2012 Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Winner)

2015 Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 with Matt Leacock (2015 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner; 2016 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year Winner; 2016 Dragon Awards Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game Winner)

2016 SeaFall with JR Honeycutt

2017 Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 with Matt Leacock (2018 Spiel des Jahres Special Prize Winner)

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