Monday, June 15, 2009

Q&A With IMS PA Announcer Dave Calabro

16th And Georgetown: You've been an announcer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1985, but took over for Tom Carnegie in 2007 as lead Public Address Announcer. Do you feel any pressure fallowing in the footsteps of a legend?

Dave Calabro: I did not take over for Tom…. I am just one of several announcers. I learned a great deal from Tom thru the years. The pressure is always there to perform, but that’s what makes it so fun!

16th And Georgetown: Tom Carnegie carried the tittle of IMS PA Announcer for 61 years. How long do you see yourself holding the prestige's position?

Dave Calabro: I will do it as long as they aske me back!

16th And Georgetown: Over the years while working for both WTHR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you've interviewed countless legends including your recent one on one with Jim Nabors. Who have been some of your favorite Indianapolis 500 interviewees over the years.

Dave Calabro: I always enjoy the legends from AJ to the Unsers….I also got to interview a few Presidents…(both Bush's)

16th And Georgetown: Growing up on the west side of Indy, what are your first memories of the Indianapolis 500?

Dave Calabro: first memory….1969 Indy 500…Mario won it..


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