The IMS Radio Network is looking for a new “Voice of the 500” after Mike King announced he will resign.

King will step down on November 1st to focus on his family and other business responsibilities.


King lives with his family in Terre Haute and serves as marketing and public relations specialist at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

King has served as chief announcer of the IMS Radio Network since 1996, and has called other IndyCar Series events.

He became leader announcer for the Indianapolis 500 since 1999.

He first joined the network as a pit reporter in 1995. A search for a new chief announcer will begin immediately.