Apr 4, 2023 - News

Meet the voice of the Avs and DIA's trains

Concourse B at Denver International Airport in November 2020. Photo: Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

It's a booming voice — reverberating at loudspeakers at Ball Arena and inside Denver International Airport's trains.

  • The man behind the voice? His name is Alan Roach.

Driving the news: Kelly Burnham, who uses Roach as his professional moniker, was profiled recently by the Athletic.

  • Roach worked as a radio DJ in 1990 in Colorado Springs when he caught his break, announcing for the minor league Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
  • Since then, he's announced 15 Super Bowls, including the most recent one, six Olympic Games, and a FIFA World Cup, according to his website.

Details: Roach currently works for the Colorado Avalanche and Rapids.

  • At DIA, his distinct baritone is used to remind you to "Hold on, please" and other instructions while riding to and from terminals — which was the subject of a popular parody video.
  • He flies from Denver to Minnesota during the NFL season to announce Vikings games.

Zoom in: He said watching the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils in the 2001 Stanley Cup Final is his most memorable sports moment.

  • "... I’ve been so blessed and so lucky to be a part of so many ridiculous moments in sports. But that one is always one that comes out when someone asks," Roach told the Athletic.

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