The O’s are searching for a new PA Announcer at Camden Yards. Dave McGowan, who has been the voice of Camden Yards for the past 14 seasons, is stepping down from the job. This is not a big deal at first glance, but then again it kind of is. McGowan’s voice is part of the game experience, even if it just lingers in the back of your subconscious. I remember being fully aware the first game I went to at Camden Yards and long-time announcer Rex Barney wasn’t there.
So if you are interested in the gig…..
The ideal candidate will have a strong voice with excellent
enunciation skills*Marylandese . Prior experience working as an announcer in a collegiate or professional sports settingcalling into the Scott Garceau show is preferred. Applicants must be from Pasedena or Dundalk and should be available for all 81 home games, as well as any make-up dates or postseason games(that’s not happening), starting at least two hours before the scheduled game time. A complete job description can be found at www.orioles.com/voice. Those interested in applying for the position should visit the website to submit a voice recording based on the provided sample gameday script only after downing a shot a Jack and a pint of Natty Boh. Submissions will also be accepted via mail at Voice of Camden Yards Audition, 333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Entries must be received by January 25, 2012.