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Al Frazin

Al Frazin (Public address.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 21, 1905; died, Satellite Beach, FL, July 9, 1988.)  Alfred Bender Frazin was perhaps the best announcer in the early days of arena public address systems and was so well known that he was frequently included in such non-sports material as comic strips and cartoons as […]

John F.X. Condon

John F.X. Condon (Public address.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 29, 1914; died, New York, NY, Oct. 13, 1989.)  John Francis Xavier Condon achieved many unusual objectives in life but one of them was one he didn’t choose.  When he became the public address announcer at Madison Square Garden in 1947-48, Condon became the permanent […]

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