Cowboys Stadium Getting Two New Voices in 2011

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Roger Emrich: New 'Boys Voice
While the Cowboys cut familiar faces in an attempt to reshape their team on the field, the organization has also decided to give its stadium an audio makeover.

Out as Cowboys Stadium public address announcer is Jody Dean, to be replaced by local award-winning sports reporter Roger Emrich. And for the first time in the franchise's 51-year history it will have an in-game MC, in the form of 27-year-old Armen Williams.

Both Emrich and Williams work for 105.3 The Fan, the Cowboys' flagship station (and the radio station where I also work).

Citing heart problems and a desire to spend more time with his 6-year-old daughter, Dean, the P.A. voice in Cowboys Stadium's first two seasons, had recently expressed a desire to retire.

"This is perfect," said Dean Tuesday afternoon. "I get to step out of the booth, and I turn it over to one of the most deserving and likable people in this business."

Emrich, who turns 55 today, got his start in the newspaper business, writing for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and in the U.S. Armed Forces in Crete, Greece. He graduated from Loyola, New Orleans and worked at KDNT in Denton and the Texas State Network in Austin before joining KRLD 1080 AM in '93.

In the footsteps of Murphy Martin, George Dunham and Dean, Emrich plans to bring a straightforward but enthusiastic style to his nuts-'n-bolts descriptions.

"Not too much ad-libbing, lots of outright professionalism," Emrich said Tuesday night. "I want to be informing, not a distraction. I'm going to treat this like my dream job. I'm still worried Jody is going to change his mind, so I'm anxious to get started."

Emrich, whose booming, baritone sportscasts on KRLD and The Fan have been named best in Texas the last two years, will call the Cowboys' first pre-season game Aug. 11 against the Denver Broncos. He also, for what it's worth, likes Rush, eats late-night meals at Denny's and answers his cell phone, "Sports."

"Only," he jokes, "if I don't recognize the number calling me."

In another innovative, unprecedented move, the Cowboys are hiring Williams as a roving, on-field, in-stands, game-day emcee along the lines of what Chris Arnold does for the Mavericks inside American Airlines Center.

During timeouts or end-of-quarter breaks, Williams will appear on the stadium's JumboJerry video screen, interviewing fans, spotting celebrities or hawking one of owner Jerry Jones' numerous sponsors. The goal is to liven up the mood and inject more fan interaction into an in-house atmosphere that at times last year felt stale despite the wondrous stadium.

"I'm giddy," said Williams, a face-painting fan at Texas Tech, the Frisco Rough Riders' on-field host the last two seasons and producer of The Fan's 2-7 afternoon drive show. "This is beyond my wildest dreams. As a kid on Sundays I'd take my dad's car keys and sneak out of church to hear the noon kickoff of Cowboys games. To be a part of my favorite team's game-day presentation is an unbelievable honor."

The Cowboys may not play differently at home in 2011, but with these two new hires and fresh voices at Cowboys Stadium at least they'll sound better.


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Twirth10
Twirth10

Ya he got another gig u flippin faggot, jealous much?

Twirth10
Twirth10

Congrats to Armen! You'll do awesome! And screw all you faggots that are hating on him, your just jealous!

Sports Panties
Sports Panties

Wonder if they will be reading fan texts and bringing the heat during the game......more reasons the cowboys will fail this season, they are bringing in way too many people from The Fail.

Radio Sales
Radio Sales

come august the tardline will be back to making history by being the ONLY pm drive radio show in the WORLD to pull a 1.4 with 100k watts.they can thank the mavs for a flukey spike in #s.speaking of mavs, choppy does not have a no compete in his 105.3 contract and espn radio is quite frankly expecting him back for mavs season opener this october.despite have the signal of a 100k watt blowtorch 1053 has the talent which reduces said blowtorch into a 90 yr old grandma's blue flame

Manwich
Manwich

hey sloppy joe,

EAT A BOWL OF DICKS!

sybil1053
sybil1053

'Sup Merkin, Sloppy, Doosh, Dirty, Rooster, and Droops. (Sounds like a porn cover.) Haven't been in El Sportatorium in a while, but I saw Richie's Tweet about this post so I wanted to show some love. I'll try to stop by Whitt's End tmw. Party on.

antiarmen
antiarmen

That idiot Armen actually got another gig?! How is he going to find time to contiually play misplaced drops, and keep the floors mopped at New Fine Arts Adult Video?

Robert
Robert

Roger Emrich got a free bowl of soup when he bought his hat.

Loublue20002000
Loublue20002000

Didn't Roger and Jody get into a fist fight at Krld a few years ago?

Timbo
Timbo

So remind me again about how the Fan and CBS Radio had NOTHING to do with ousting George Dunham from VOCS duties? Funny how Jodie Dean's replacement and new DJ just happen to work for The Fan.

Tony
Tony

So...105.3 is still on!!!  Once Sirius/XM got the iPone app, I haven't listened to DFW radio since.  I would still ocassionally tiptoe over to terrestrial radio and listen to Jagger on 105.3.  But his show was going downhill too.  I can't believe this station is still breathing...it has to be on life support by now.

meh
meh

with all the cowboy news, this is what we get???  Seriously???  meh.

gopher
gopher

Jody Dean gone.  Putz as a PA.  Always baffled by the the fact that he had no grasp of the game yet chosen to perform for most valued franchise in sports.  Emailed him several times to ask why he always, when a pass was completed would announce "Pass intended for______"...Made no sense and drove me nuts. Have not missed a home game in 5 years so I know of what I speak.

John in Pilot Point
John in Pilot Point

"hawking one of owner Jerry Jones' numerous sponsors"

There's the whole crux of the biscuit right there.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

next article prediction: nude pics surface of Miss Sprint car girl, Paige Duke, she gets shit-canned due to it. Ms. Duke pics were taken while she attended college at 18, she is now 27.

Your Welcome.

kergo 1 Spaceship
kergo 1 Spaceship

Great news!  Jody Dean is a freakin' tool.  I love KLUV, but, detest that drivel they run out in the morning.  Bring Ron Chapman back........is he dead? The only thing worse is the Shah of Iran and Choppy. Choppy loves him some he.  I think he's in love with himself.  I'm a big fan of Roooooooger Emmmmmmrich. 

jub jub is greatness.Legend.

Debbie
Debbie

Game hosts?  How innovative and how stupid.  Give the down, who made the tackle and how far for a first.  Fans don't need some DJ wannabe talking to Frank from Forney.

Hey RW.  World Champion Giants and runner up Rangers are 59 and 44 and both are leading their respective by 3 games.   Mediocre baseball.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Hello Sybil Summers, Sybil's Beaver and Sybil1053. How about instead of dropping by, you write one of Richie's blogs? Welp, see ya later.

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

As long as your tongue is around, Armen's mop won't be needed at New Fine Arts Video.

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

There is so much dumb shit in your comment, I don't know where to begin. You might be the dumbest motherfucker here. Yes, even dumber than Josh's Shoulder.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I happened to be too far west of the plex yesterday to reach the littlest of Ticket signals..(driving through the metropolis of Stephenville) and flipped over to the Fail..they were talking to her..who's voice is less made for radio: Sybil, RW, Greggo or Paige? IIt took everything I had not to vear off the road and into a tree.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Gagreed it will related to Cowboys or the drive to San An--Top 5 cities you roll through on I-35 or something equally worthless or self-serving.

Storm_71
Storm_71

I don't know that was an awful lot of type words in the in first post RW just may call it a day. I mean come on it was like 15 paragraphs. The man needs a break!!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

and newy posted that 16 days ago so its only 2 weeks late

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

No, it'll be some Cowboys knob polishing, since they're on the road down there to do the job in person.

linefourguy
linefourguy

Wow Mrs. Whitt! Having a bad day? I know it's hard to tell due to his backward cap and ripped jeans but Richie's a big boy now and needs to learn to fight his own battles.  Time to let that cub go momma.  BTW, when did you shorten your name?  You used to be Josephine.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Richie's stock is rising? He gets more web hits from this blog than he probably has listeners. So, he doesn't care what we think, if he did, he'd write better columns. We like sports and like I said before, this column used to be really good.  Somehow, as his columns have gotten worse, he's gotten more exposure. I would do the math, but the numbers aren't adding up right.

Sloppy joes flea infected anus
Sloppy joes flea infected anus

Hey sloppy, why don't you meet me at dukes big balls tonight so I can fuck you up like i fucked up your wife's pussy this morning. You ain't nothung but an internet shit talker.

Sloppy joe's ignorant thoughts
Sloppy joe's ignorant thoughts

Hey sloppy way to avoid every single fact I stated, I richie can half ass it and not fact and spell check then so can I. You really are a dumb motherfucker. Next time u are at a road show, announce u are sloppy joe and see who gives a shit. Oh and if you wanna be a speling grammar nazi, it Hitzges' dumbass, not hitzges's. Hahahahaahahahahahahahahahahah #suckabagofdicks

Storm_71
Storm_71

Here's a little secret for you fucktard. Take a look at all the comments on this blog. Most are kicking RW square ass in the nuts. Why becasue he sucks. Also dipshit shit those same comments are keeping his sorry ass emplyed by the Observer. If not for the same group of commeters here every day that read his awful shit (myself included) your little pal would be out on his ass. You may ask why do I read if I think his blog sucks?? Very good question.  When somone writes stupid, sometimes stolen, out dated, pompous "news" I have the means to comment and I do. I would want someone to tell me if I'm a fuck up at my choosen craft. I would then take the necessary steps to improve my preformance. The problem is RW does not give a shit about what he puts out there.

Sloppy joes ignorant thoughts
Sloppy joes ignorant thoughts

Your fucking kidding right. Please explain how richies stock is rising? Everyone around him is getting better side gigs for one of the big 4 teams, and richie is doing vigilantes color, and reporting on the lingerie league! Get a fucking grip, are you his new soulmate? Holy fuck you are one ignorant motherfucking schlep. Nice to see richiehas 2 sheep who follow him around

Tony
Tony

There's dumb shit in my comment??  Have you read the other posts? . I just said I was amazed that this horrible radio station was still stinking up the airwaves. Luckily for them them, there's a few idiots like you still listening.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Geez dude if you don't like what's said here you don't have to read it man. Let me ask this there fucktard. Pull your head out of RW's ass for a minute. May I assume that you check out a few of the other blogs on the Observer? If so you'll notice they have multiple posts a day. If you will also notice your sweet pal RW was just able to nut shoot one today???? Even that, it's by in large trumpeting his last place radio station. I ask can you not honestly say that's pretty half ass????

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Hey now, what's wrong with that if he actually backs it up with good banter? I do that drive 10 times a year. Make sure to get a kolache at Czech Stop and try a Robertson's ham sandwich.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

Damn, my bad, late again. How about a US mens Olympic hockey team winning the Gold medal commentary?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Methinks he's done for the day...has many brahs to ice or somesuch.  Cmon guys, you want a writer to write?  What the what? Flamingo fadeaway from downtown SA...RW is SG. POW!

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

You're such a fucking coward that you don't even post under your real fake name.

If I wore a shirt that says "Sloppy Motherfuckin' Joe" to Duke's, you wouldn't do shit. You wouldn't show up. You wouldn't even send the biggest dickhead you know over to me. I would fuck you up. I would put your dumb ass on the first thing smokin' to hell. Fuck you.

(And yes, challenging someone to a fight online is about as dumb as it gets. You ass-eater.)

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

"I richie can half ass..."

I don't know what that means, but it sounds gay.

Further, it's Hitzges's, you fucking dumbass failure. However, I appreciate your argument that "it Hitzges'". If you want to use a fucking verb in the future, you slobbering cock-fluffer, you might not look like as much of a shithead.

Mishon
Mishon

Nice Scruffy! You hit the nail right on the head with that comment! Keep up the good work!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Well done. Sloppy Joe is obviously a Fail plant. Think about it--communicates poorly, not very effective, inconsistent, and disliked. Sound like a certain radio station?

Personally, I couldn't care less what Richie does on radio. I don't listen. I've tried, he sucks, it's nothing more than junior varsity shock-jock false-controversy. He can't carry a compelling conversation on air to save his life. What I do care about is how he's making The Observer, a quality, underdog of a rag and a wonderful online alternative to the DMN, look like shit because he half-asses his gig here. The Sportatorium went from Marion Barber 4 years ago to Marion Barber now. From quality to unfound arrogance. From discussion-provoking banter to self-serving quota-filling. Basically, Richie is Rick Perry and we're Texas--he's not doing his job, he says stupid shit for attention and his own gain, and we'd be better off without him.

Steves
Steves

Hey, cut Sloppy Joe some slack.  The fan's stock is rising. (/sarcasm) In fact in the latest Arbitron ratings, the Fan went from 8th with a 3.7 in June week 4, to 9th with a 3.9 in July week 1, to 14th with a 2.7 in July week 2. 

Yep, down a full point in 3 weeks.  if that doesn't get everybody there long term contracts, what will? 

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

"Joe's" not "joes" and "You're" not "your". If you are going to call me ignorant, spell your name correctly, and get the first word of your rant right. You are a fucking idiot. I can see why you didn't want this dumbass shit associated with your account. Fuck you. Drink the juice out of Norm Hitzges's decrepit ass, motherfucker!

Richie's overinflated ego
Richie's overinflated ego

I liked your comment. Happy now? Stop getting so butthurt. I'm sure Richie will plow your asshole into oblivion when he finishes massaging Jerry's prostate.

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

Listen, you ball-draining bitch. Even if Richie's blog isn't great, what the fuck kind of lifeless loser insults him all day, everyday? If I don't like a blog, I don't fucking read it.

But you fucking shit stains sit around her ripping him, liking each other's comments, and sucking each other's dicks dry, because you've got nothing else.

The Fan keeps climbing. Richie's stock is rising. You fuckers are just left beating each other off.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I've never been to training camp, have attended a Mav's playoff game in that barn..Tried to take a customer to TC, couple of years ago..but he had just taken his son the weekend before.  If I get done with bidness soon enough, I'm off to Gruene or Lockhart or Shiner or Fburg.  If'n I don't get done soon enough, I'll head down to the bars near the Alamo (I stay off the Riverwalk usually) or straight to The Cove.  Hit it up next time you head home, get the Texas burger and atleast two Lonestars w bottlecaps (puzzles are fun). RW and Sloppy Joe are SG. POW!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You honestly expect he'll back it up with good banter? The last time he engaged us in "conversation" he called me a stalker and insulted some others.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

wasnt crushing on you about, just saying that if he does post that, its old, heck I saw richies tweet about so I figure it was a for sure today

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Nah he won't be writing. Greggo was driving down this morning, RW mailed this blog post in and probably hit the road to my former 'burg. You ever go down to training camp?

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