Announcer Bob has the experience
I have been performing in many capacities for more than thirty years and have announced air shows, parades and other events since 1991. I have announced in excess of 100 parades, air shows and other special events.
For two years I created and produced a live and recorded radio programs on talk radio in Santa Fe, New Mexico and have done spot television and radio for many years. As the host of morning and afternoon drive talk radio, I had the opportunity to interview some amazing people in entertainment, politics, the arts and life.
In 1991 a group of us formed the Santa Fe Air Show, and I started announcing that show early on. We saw some of the greats in the air show business, including Jimmy Franklin, Bob Hoover, Leo Lautenslager, Gary Rower and many more.
I started announcing the Tucumcari Air Show during its second year and added Angel Fire soon thereafter. These shows gave me the opportunity to work with more of the great pilots in the caliber of Greg Poe, Tim Weber, Bill Stein, Aeroshell, the Northern Lights, Red Baron, just to name a few.
I’ve also had the opportunity to see some new pilots come into the business and move on to become leaders in the industry. Fellow New Mexican Bob Carlton has gone from hunting for tow pilots to creating and flying his jet-powered gliders.
Over the years I’ve worked with military teams, including the Thunderbirds, the Snowbirds, the Golden Knights, the Skyhawks and most of the single ship demonstration teams from the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Canadian Forces. Announcing shows at military bases, including Cannon AFB, NM; Peterson AFB, CO; and Cheyenne ANG base in Wyoming has enabled me to honor our military on the ground and in the air.
I’ve also had the opportunity to fly with some great pilots and teams. Standing on the drop ramp, taking pictures of the Sky Hawks is a thrill. Hanging upside down from an open cockpit provides an amazing view of the world. Sitting in the back of the Golden Knights plane with the snow coming in at 12,000 feet was – well it was cold, but what an adventure.
With this experience, I can bring color and excitement to your show, so please follow the contact link or give me a call.