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New voices of DIA’s ‘Train Call’ announced

The torch has been passed! Kim Christiansen will be the new voice of the Denver International Airport "train call", replacing recently-retired Adele Arakawa.

After months of anticipation and more than 75,000 online votes, Denver International Airport has announced the next voices of the airport’s ‘Train Call’ announcements.

9NEWS’ own Kim Christiansen will be the new female voice, and former Coors Field announcer and broadcaster Alan Roach will continue to be the male voice of the train, DIA said Wednesday.

Roach was nominated to retain his current role as the male voice of the train, and beat out four other nominees to do so.

The current female voice of the train is none other than Adele Arakawa, who retired from 9NEWS back in June.

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Christiansen and Roach will record new operational messages for the trains in the coming weeks.

Earlier this month, the airport released a list of 10 finalists for the job – five men and five women. The competition was open to full-time anchors and reporters in Denver who have spent at least 7 years in city.

From there, the community got a chance to vote on who they’d like to hear at the airport.

“The voices of the airport train have become a beloved part of the Denver International Airport experience over the last two decades,” Stacey Stegman, DEN’s senior vice president of communications, marketing and customer service, said in a news release.

Other 9NEWS finalists included anchor Gary Shapiro and Meteorologist Kathy Sabine. Denise Plante, who works at 9NEWS hosting Colorado and Company, was also a finalist.

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