Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Voice behind microphone for NBA Bucks, also works on popular radio show

Fans may have heard his voice at Bucks games -- public address announcer Eric Jensen.
"Oh, I love it. It's not a job. It's fun to come down here every night and sit here courtside," Jensen said. "I've got the best seat and get to scream into a microphone all night. (You) can't beat that."
The Brookfield native has been behind the microphone at Bucks games for the past 14 years.
Jensen began as the public address announcer for the Milwaukee Wave and Milwaukee Admirals before landing his side job with the Bucks.
"There's not any college programs or anything for PA announcing. It's not really anything you can be trained for. You kind of have to start at the bottom and work your way up," Jensen said.
The toughest part of his job, he said, is pronouncing names.
"I usually sit next to a PR guy, and he helps me out with any names. Giannis (Antentomkounpo's) name is the scariest for anyone else in the league," Jensen said.

Read more: http://www.wisn.com/sports/voice-behind-microphone-at-bucks-also-works-on-popular-radio-show/24968214#ixzz2yLqgdvxN

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