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The Voice: Denver International Airport Announces Winners of Public Vote for ‘Train Call’ Announcements


Kim Christiansen, the new voice of DEN's "Train Call".DENVER – Feb. 28, 2018 – After more than 75,000 online votes, Denver International Airport (DEN) today announced that local Colorado broadcast journalist Kim Christiansen will be the new female voice, and sports announcer Alan Roach will continue as the male voice, of the airport’s iconic concourse and terminal “Train Call” announcements.

The “Train Call” is the permanent announcements heard on the train between the concourses and terminal. These include operational messages such as where to board and at which concourse passengers have arrived. In addition, the train runs temporary guest announcements by local celebrities and sports figures welcoming visitors to Denver. The voices have become a well-known fixture of the airport over the past 23 years, and the airport periodically refreshes them with new personalities.

Alan Roach, the new voice of DEN's "Train Call".The current “Train Call” voices since 2007 are former news anchor Adele Arakawa and Roach. Roach was nominated to retain his current role as a voice of the train and won the vote among the top five male finalists.

Christiansen grew up in Arvada, Colorado and works as an anchor for 9NEWS/KUSA in Denver. She has won seven Heartland regional Emmy awards for spot news, news writing and news reporting and is devoted to the fight against breast cancer.

Roach was born in Minnesota and moved to Colorado in 1990. He has become a prominent figure in the Denver sports broadcasting community, having announced thousands of professional sports games for the Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids and many high-profile national and global sporting events.

“The voices of the airport train have become a beloved part of the Denver International Airport experience over the last two decades,” said Stacey Stegman, DEN’s senior vice president of communications, marketing and customer service. “We are delighted that more than 75,000 votes were cast online for these personalities, which will greet tens of millions of passengers to the Mile High City each year. Kim Christiansen is a seasoned and respected journalist in Denver, and Alan Roach has become a household name among Colorado sports fans. The public selected these two voices as their favorites, in a competition that was extremely tight, and produced some memorable moments as the finalists campaigned to win. All of the finalists were exceptional and we are overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and creativity.”

Christiansen and Roach will be invited to a professional recording session and will replace the current operational messages in the coming weeks.

The airport previously opened a call for nominations among Denver’s broadcasting community, and received 60 nominations of media professionals in the Denver market. A panel of experts representing the airport, the City of Denver, Visit Denver, the Colorado Tourism Office, governor’s office, original “Train Call” artist Jim Green and current “Train Call” voice Adele Arakawa narrowed the nominees to 10 finalists.

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