Wednesday, July 10, 2013

AIA's title game voice reaches another octave - PA Announcer Jim Barnett

The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s public address announcer now also is the Arizona Cardinals No. 1 man behind that pro football team’s microphone.

But Jim Barnett isn’t leaving his AIA post, not after a 20-year relationship that helped introduce his distinctive voice to Valley sports fans. Barnett has worked for every major pro team in the Valley except for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He wants to continue to repay the AIA for the loyalty it’s shown in keeping the amicable 40 year old as its first chair behind the microphone. Plus, giving up a gig doesn’t sit well with him.

Prying Barnett away from a job, however big or small, is as tough as stealing Fort Knox’s gold reserves.  read more here

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