Who's That Invisible Announcer? | Miscellany | Chicago Reader

Who's That Invisible Announcer? 

Picture the guy behind the disembodied voice on the el.

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

He's white, skinny, about six-foot-two, 170 pounds; 34 years old with shaggy dark hair. Chestnut eyes. He's slightly unkempt--his fingernails are too long, and he possibly has dandruff. He rents an apartment in Lincoln Square. He's not the snobbish type. Likes public radio, but he probably listened to Rush when he was in high school. Talks to his family once a week. Widely traveled, allergic to cats.

--Sean Copeland, 35, Brown Line

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

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
April 10
Performing Arts
March 21

Popular Stories