TALLAHASSEE, Florida – FAMU Athletics announces today that it is searching for “The New Voice of Bragg.” Longtime veteran stadium announcer Kenneth Jones, who just completed his 30th season behind the mic in the stadium, has stepped down. In filling the void, FAMU Athletics’ new Rattler Productions department has crafted a unique way to replace him. The search will take on the form of a reality show that has been picked up by Fox Sports-I.
FAMU athletic director, Milton Overton, commends Jones on his service to FAMU Athletics. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to Kenneth for his service to FAMU Athletics. He considered retiring last season, but I personally spoke with him to ask him to do one final year. He was an integral part of the fabric of FAMU game day and will be sorely missed,” Overton said.
The game day announcer, will be selected from the pool of applicants and rolled into three half hour shows. Director of Rattler Productions, Vaughn Wilson, will direct the series. It will be produced by Wilson and student intern Morgan Culler, with additional interns co-producing the series.
Applications for the position of Bragg Stadium Announcer will be accepted in the FAMU Sports Information/ Rattler Productions office between June 20 and July 1. The address is: Rattler Productions, 1835 Wahnish Way, Suite #204, Tallahassee, Fla. 32307. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN OFFICE (Not postmarked) BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON JULY 1. The only requirements are that individuals exceed the age of 17 and have some knowledge of football. Applicants will receive invitations to the initial show via email. The initial show will detail the selection process and narrow the selection down to the top 10 applicants. The second show will narrow the selection down to just three contestants. The final show will result in the revealing of the New Voice of Bragg.
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