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The Voice Behind The Voice

They are the voices that bring you every heart-stopping moment from your favorite team or sporting event. They exude the emotion you feel as you hang on their every word. They come into your home, car or anywhere around the world. But what do you really know about these voices? You're about to find out with one of the more unique, entertaining and provocative podcasts. Sean Aronson, a minor league baseball play-by-play broadcaster since 2001, pulls back the curtain on these amazing voices to find out who is "The Voice Behind The Voice."
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They are the voices that bring you every heart-stopping moment from your favorite team or sporting event. They exude the emotion you feel as you hang on their every word.  They come into your home, car or anywhere around the world.  But what do you really know about these voices?  You're about to find out with one of the more unique, entertaining  and provocative podcasts.  Sean Aronson, a minor league baseball play-by-play broadcaster since 2001, pulls back the curtain on these amazing voices to find out who is "The Voice Behind The Voice."

Feb 12, 2019

It's episode 146 with Rutger's Men's Basketball broadcaster & WFAN anchor Jerry Recco.  He discusses:

- His insane schedule of waking up at 2:30 a.m.

- His first college closing because of financial issues

- Beginning his career at WFAN as an intern

- Why he left WFAN for about six months

- Returning to WFAN and covering the New York Giants & New York Jets

- Broadcasting Columbia basketball and football

- Mike & The Mad Dog

- Don Imus

- Filling in for Craig Carton when he was arrested

- Why he didn't want to fill the seat of Craig Carton

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Feb 5, 2019

It's episode 145 with Orlando Magic radio broadcaster Dennis Neumann.  He discusses: 

- His stepson being in the military

- Running the Marine Corps Marathon

- Going into a flight simulator

- Going to the University of Oregon

- Being on campus during the filming of Animal House

- Getting a golf scholarship to the University of Oregon

- Being hired by the Magic in their third season of existence

- What it was like during the Shaq & Penny days

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Jan 29, 2019

It's episode 144 with Pittsburgh Penguins broadcaster Josh Getzoff.  He discusses:

- Being a runner/intern for 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

- Getting his start in hockey with an online blog "Proud to Puck"

- Being named TV Sportscaster of the Year by the Illinois Broadcasters Association

- Circumventing the hiring process for the Pens pre- and post-game host job by sending an email directly to the people doing the hiring

- Receiving an egg timer from Penguins broadcaster Mike Lange

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Jan 22, 2019

It's episode 143 with Detroit Pistons radio broadcaster Mark Champion.  He discusses:

- Going to Ball State

- Getting his start at a small FM radio station in his hometown of Muncie, IN

- Applying for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers job in 1978, but not getting it

- Finally landing the Bucs job in 1979

- Having to do a game from the endzone stands in Oakland in 1981

- Getting the Detroit Lions job in 1989

- Broadcasting all of Barry Sanders' runs in his career

- Joining the Detroit Pistons in 1980

- Malice in the Palace

- Having heart surgery in 2016

- Doing the 1992, 94, and 98 Winter Olympics for CBS radio

- Being the voice of the Disney Super Bowl Commercials

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Jan 15, 2019

It's episode 142 with UNLV Runnin Rebels Men's Basketball broadcaster Jon Sandler.  He discusses:

- What it's like living in Las Vegas

- Losing his parents at an early age

- Graduating from Stanford

- Going to law school at the University of Virginia

- Taking a 93% pay cut to become a play-by-play broadcaster in Salinas, CA

- Having the lights go out during first home game because they plugged in the hot dog warmer

- Moving to Las Vegas to broadcast for the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars

- Fracturing his orbital from an errant throw during batting practice

- Working for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL

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Jan 8, 2019

It's episode 141 with Charlotte Hornets radio broadcaster Chris Kroeger.  He discusses:

-Going to Appalachian State

-Beginning college without a major, but getting started in radio when he saw a flyer saying the school radio station was looking for a DJ

-Creating a sports talk show in school with his buddies

-Working at IMG College

-Forgetting to turn on the UCLA men's basketball broadcasters mics and having a couple of minutes of dead air

-Going back home to Charlotte to do a radio show

-Being offered the Hornets pre- & post-game hosting position in 2015

-Becoming the NBA's youngest broadcaster in 2018 with the Hornets

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Jan 1, 2019

It's episode 140 with Green Bay Packers broadcaster Wayne Larrivee. He discusses:

- Growing up a Packers fan while living in Lee, MA

- Taking a year off of Emerson College to go down to Pampas, TX

- Broadcasting the Quad Cities Angels

- Finding out the Kansas City Chiefs job was open through Broadcasting Magazine

- Landing the job at WGN Radio and getting the Chicago Bears job in 1985

- Doing the Fog Bowl in 1989

- Getting the Chicago Bulls job in 1991

- The backlash the Chicago Cubs got after he was hired to take over for Harry Caray on road broadcasts in 1996

- Word getting out about him taking the Packers job while with the Bears & his final game with Bears was against the Packers

- The first time he used "Dagger"

- Broadcasting three of the most iconic players in sports: Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, and Brett Favre

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Dec 25, 2018

It's episode 139 with Portland Trail Blazers TV broadcaster Kevin Calabro.  He discusses:

- His Dad working communications on a Naval vessel in WWII

- Being on the speech team in high school

- Hosting a late night jazz show at Butler University

- Being in charge of the music at the fraternity house parties

- Broadcasting the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers despite not knowing anything about hockey

- Being the youngest broadcaster in the NBA in 1983 with the Kansas City Kings

- Life as a wacky morning show co-host

- Getting a job with the Seattle SuperSonics, working with original broadcaster Bob Blackburn and flipping a coin to see who would call the fourth quarter of games

- Broadcasting the 2000 U.S. Men's Basketball Team at the Sydney Olympics

- Not wanting to move to Oklahoma City with the SuperSonics left

- Use of the nicknames "Rein Man" for Shawn Kemp and "The Glove" for Gary Payton

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Dec 18, 2018

It's episode 138 with Oklahoma State Cowboys football and basketball broadcaster Dave Hunziker. He discusses:

- Growing up in Kahoka, MO (pop. 2,078)

- The influence of his parents

- Losing his Dad to cancer at the age of 12

- Becoming friends with future ESPN personality John Anderson at the University of Missouri

- The influence Kevin Harlan had on him

- Working for Western Kentucky and where he was when the Oklahoma State plane crashed occurred in 2001

- Talking to Bill Teegins' wife before his first OSU broadcast

- His famous phrase "Pistols Firing"

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Dec 11, 2018

It's episode 137 with Brooklyn Nets & ESPN's Ryan Ruocco.  He discusses:

- His Dad working as a statistician on Monday Night Football and eventually becoming Sr. VP of Player Relations for the NFL

- Beginning college at Loyola (MD) University and then transferring to Fordham University

- Working for the student run WFUV and getting to report on the New York Yankees and New York Mets

- Having broadcasters like Ian Eagle, Mike Breen & Gary Cohen come into his classes at Fordham

- Becoming a statistician on the YES Network for Yankee games while at Fordham

- Broadcasting a Fordham game on the YES Network a year after he graduated

- Landing the job with the Nets

- How he caught on with ESPN

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Dec 4, 2018

It's episode 136 with Utah Jazz radio broadcaster David Locke.  He discusses:

-Growing up with auditory dyslexia

-Growing up in the Bay Area, but going to Utah on ski vacations because of his Dad's business connections

-Majoring in Political Science at Occidental

-His Dad's graduation present of buying air time on KIEV in Southern California

-Spending 45 days driving across the Western U.S. looking for jobs

-Becoming a ski instructor

-Sitting in the lobby of a sports station until he got a job

-Karl Malone calling him out

-Being hired by the Seattle SuperSonics in their final year in Seattle

-Becoming just the second Jazz radio broadcaster following Hot Rod Hundley's retirement

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Nov 27, 2018

It's episode 135 with Vancouver Canucks radio broadcaster Brendan Batchelor.  He discusses:

- Having his Mom sing the National Anthem before he played/broadcasted games in his driveway

- Being an official growing up and throwing a parent out

- Originally wanting to be a lawyer

- Working the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and what it was like being in the arena during the Men's Gold Medal Match

- Getting his start doing Junior A Hockey

- Being hired by the Canucks at 28

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Nov 20, 2018

It's episode 134 with Milwaukee Bucks TV broadcaster Jim Paschke.  He discusses:

-His first day as a Twins usher was Game 6 of the 1965 World Series in Minneapolis

-His connection with Green Bay Packers broadcaster Ray Scott

-Joining the Navy

-Being a spotter for Ray Scott for the NFC Championship Game

-Broadcasting for the Brewers and his interactions with Bob Uecker

-Calling the only no-hitter in Brewers history on April 15, 1987 in only his fifth Major League game as a broadcaster

-Being one of the first to interview Magic Johnson after he announced he had HIV 

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Nov 13, 2018

It's episode 133 with Detroit Lions broadcaster Dan Miller.  He discusses:

- What it's like to have to work every Thanksgiving

- Growing up in and around the Nations Capital

- His Dad not being a sports fan, but taking him to Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Colts & Washington Redskins games

- Lying in a job interview when he was 18

- Broadcasting NFL Europe games

- Doing a winless season

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Nov 6, 2018

It's episode 132 with Indiana Pacers TV broadcaster Chris Denari.  He discusses:

-Playing basketball for his Dad Bob in high school

-Winning a DIII Basketball National Championship at Wabash College

-Becoming the first Sports Marketing Director at Butler University

-His idea of using a real live bulldog in ads for Butler

-What it's like working Turn 4 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

-Game day ritual of bringing his dogs through the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru

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