Kinder brothers to assume PA duties

11:35 a.m.

Tom Kinder Jr., elder son of the late Tom Kinder, was named today to take over the job of public address announcer for Bengals games at Paul Brown Stadium. Kinder Sr., who held the position through 2004, covering all 37 Bengals seasons, died this past April 10 at age 78.

Kinder Jr. will be assisted by his brother, Bob Kinder. The Kinder brothers actively assisted their father during recent seasons, sometimes spelling him in doing the actual announcing. The voices of both Kinder brothers will be heard at the stadium in coming seasons.

"This should make for an almost seamless transition in a job that is very important to our fans," said Bengals president Mike Brown. "The Kinder brothers have been involved with this position since they were young boys. They sound a good bit like their father. Our fans may be hard-pressed to notice a difference, and that's the way Tom Sr. would have wanted it to be."

Both Kinder brothers are graduates of Greenhills High School and Miami University.

Tom Kinder Jr., 51, lives in Anderson Township and is a vice-president with Procter & Gamble.

Bob Kinder, 48, lives in Indianapolis and is a sales representative with Cordis Endovascular, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

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