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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 […]

Fred Capossela

Fred Capossela (Public address.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 13, 1902; died, Upland, CA, Apr. 3, 1991.)  Fred Capossela was a classic example of what can happen to a young man who hangs around the racetracks.  In his case, he became part of the legend of New York sports.  Capossela, or “Cappy” as he was fondly known […]

Harry Balogh

Harry Balogh (Public address.  Born, New York, NY, 1891; died, New York, NY, Aug. 16, 1961.)  As a boxing ring announcer, Harry William Balogh had few peers. During his early years, Balogh was known as “the Voice of the Armories” in the days when nearly every major armory in New York and Brooklyn staged a […]

Alex Anthony

Alex Anthony (Public address.  Born, Flushing, NY, June 5, 1972.)  Starting with three seasons at the Islanders (1995-98), Alex Anthony has become a major public address voice in New York.  In 2002, Anthony succeeded Rich Kahn as the Jets stadium announcer.  Two years later, he took over the Shea Stadium microphone for the Mets.  Anthony […]

Dom Alagia

Dom Alagia (Public address.  Born, Union City, NJ, Apr. 20, 1928.)  Among the most versatile and hard-working public address announcers in the New York area for more than 40 years, Dominic Alagia has called the plays and announced lineups for baseball, basketball, football and numerous other sports. He has also worked on almost all levels […]

Johnny Addie

Johnny Addie (Ring announcer, boxing. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 12, 1902; died, New York, NY, December 12, 1971.)  Starting at the Fort Hamilton Arena in 1942, Johnny Addie became one of the better-known of the small club announcers, reinforcing the tradition of working in a tuxedo (now an industry norm) and, having learned sufficient […]

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