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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Red Sox Narrowing Search for First Public Address Announcer for JetBlue Park Down to 10 Finalists
In the near future, for the first time ever, a booming voice will come over the loudspeakers in Fort Myers, Fla., and welcome Red Sox fans to their new spring training facility. But who will that voice be?
About 100 people came to an open casting call as the Red Sox began their search for their first-ever public address announcer at JetBlue Park. Now, the team is narrowing the field down to 10 finalists to find the voice of the Sox' new spring training stadium.
"We wanted to do something that got the local community involved and excited," Red Sox director of Florida operations Katie Haas told NBC-2 in Fort Myers. "We'll go through all of them and go from there."
Each of the 100 candidates was called in to read a script on-camera in the hopes of getting the job. Some had the experience to back it up, others were trying something new. But if they wanted to make it to the next round of auditions, they all needed to have a couple of distinct qualifications. read the full story