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Thread: Was the announcing better ??

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    I joked to my box mates that, instead of using air show announcers, they should hire pro golf commentators, give them a thorough education in the history of air racing - and give them the microphone.

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    Default Re: Was the announcing better ??

    There was a good post on FB about that awful Stu thing those guys have come up with. I posted , calling a grown man a kid's name is just wrong .

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    Default Re: Was the announcing better ??

    I've had the pleasure of announcing the t-6 class races several times... my buddy Kenny price took over when I was busy with my t-6 racing association board of directors duties... it's really a challenge and I have MUCH respect for the job the GREAT Sandy Sanders did for so many years...
    Warlock #75, Steve Ballard, Al "Papa" Goss
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    Default Re: Was the announcing better ??

    Quote Originally Posted by 88SC View Post
    I joked to my box mates that, instead of using air show announcers, they should hire pro golf commentators, give them a thorough education in the history of air racing - and give them the microphone.
    Said in hushed tones:

    "What happened to Voodoo?"

    "I believe a Kraken got him."

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    Default Re: Was the announcing better ??

    I too believe the announcing was better this year. Was FKS even there this year? I think Mike Mangold is a fantastic announcer for the Jet Class.
    Sky Critter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    There are some solutions, get a pit pass and enjoy the event from there. Maybe RARA should consider moving the boxes west towards the pits. Starting at the first reserved bleachers and going west from there. Less speakers and more pit action - thats a "Win Win"
    NOOOOOoooooo! Don'y move the boxes into the pits, they'll bring the speakers/announcers with them.
    Bill Garnett
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    Default Re: Was the announcing better ??

    There were still many errors, especially by Steve S. He referred to Hoot Gibson as "Hoot Wilson" at least once.

    I do like having the race class participants or members doing the announcing during their races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyKidChris View Post
    There were still many errors, especially by Steve S. He referred to Hoot Gibson as "Hoot Wilson" at least once.

    I do like having the race class participants or members doing the announcing during their races.
    Smoot should announce Unlimiteds!!! Or like we said Skip Holm before
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    Reno from '99 to '19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill@Interstell View Post
    NOOOOOoooooo! Don'y move the boxes into the pits, they'll bring the speakers/announcers with them.
    No joke! That's one of the best parts of watching from the pits. All you here are scanners broadcasting race control and the sound of engines.

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    Default Re: Was the announcing better ??

    So take 5 minutes and write RARA expressing your displeasure. I did.

    The sport deserves better than Stewie and the Bad Boys of Air Racing.

    http://airrace.org/contact/

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