Tommy Edwards (announcer)
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Tommy Edwards Announcer

Tommy Edwards was an American public address announcer for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

Edwards was the arena voice for the Bulls at Chicago Stadium from 1976-1990.[1] During his first tenure with the team, Edwards is credited with originating the Bulls' famous signature style of introducing the starting lineups with "And now..." [1]

Edwards was also the first stadium announcer to play Gary Glitter's Rock and Roll (which became one of America's most popular sports anthems).[1]

In 2006, Edwards returned to the Bulls, replacing Steve Scott as the United Center arena voice.

Tommy Edwards was also a DJ and program director at several Chicago area radio stations, including WLS, WCFL and WKQX. He was part of the famous "Animal Stories" with Larry Lujack on WLS and WRLL. Edwards programmed WODS in Boston from 1990 to 1992, then moved to KCBS-FM in Los Angeles, where he created the "Arrow" (All Rock & Roll Oldies) format. He most recently worked at 104.3 K-Hits, an oldies station broadcasting out of Chicago.[2] Edwards retired from radio on September 12, 2014, after a 54-year career.[3][4]

Edwards was born in Topeka, Kansas and lives in Lake Forest, Illinois. He began in radio at KTOP in Topeka and worked at WEAM in Washington DC and WOR-FM in New York City before moving to Chicago.

Tommy announced that the Chicago Bulls game against the Houston Rockets on November 9, 2019 will be his last as a PA announcer. He will retire and move to the West Coast to be closer to his children

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