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Hawks drop longtime P.A. announcer Ryan Cameron, replace him with “Big Tigger”

WSB Channel 2 Atlanta
WSB Channel 2 Atlanta

ATLANTA — Fresh off a highly successful 2020-21 season, the Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday they’ve made a few changes off the court.

It’s not something that will affect the team, but if you go see the team play at State Farm Arena, you might notice a difference in the game production experience.

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The Hawks have parted ways with longtime arena public address announcer Ryan Cameron after 17-years. When Cameron, an afternoon radio DJ at Majic 107.5/95.5 took the job back in 2004, it was the first time the team had a Black male in the role.

Cameron was there for nearly 700 games.

Replacing him on the mic for 2021-22 will be Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan of V-103 and host of “The Big Tigger Morning Show”.

“We are excited to continue growing our partnership with Audacy both on-air and in-arena. They have been a tremendous partner for eight years, finding ways to grow their audience and reach throughout Atlanta. Tenitra and Big Tigger will add new elements and talents to our in-arena show,” said Hawks & State Farm Arena Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Saltzman.

The reaction to Cameron leaving has been mixed. Quite a few Hawks fans let their feelings be know on Twitter, most were not happy.

Others thanked Cameron for his service to the team and city.

The team also announced Tenitra Batiste of 92.9 The Game in the role of in-game Sports Anaylst.

The Hawks have been partners with 92.9 The Game since 2013 and the company that owns the radio station, Audacy, also is the owner of V-103.

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