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Who's That Invisible Announcer?

Picture the guy behind the disembodied voice on the el.

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He's five-ten with light brown hair and eyes, German-American features. Likes to wear pastel shirts and casual clothes, even when he's recording the announcements. Lives in the city and owns a condo that is very well kept, but not anally so. Loves jazz, but not in clubs. He doesn't do drugs, but likes red wine. . . . The CTA really kept this guy under wraps, or I would be able to tell you what he was really like.

--Ross Nuccio, late 30s, CTA customer assistant, Brown Line at Montrose

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): illustration/David Heatley.

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