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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."

Nov 14, 2017

What's it like to grow up in Pittsburgh rooting for Mario Lemieux and then have him be your boss?  In episode 87 Pittsburgh Penguins TV broadcaster Steve Mears talks about going to games as a kid at The Igloo, getting the New York Islanders broadcasting job and then losing it in a cost cutting move and what it was like working on the NHL Network.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Nov 7, 2017

He went from an FM radio DJ in Syracuse to Minnesota and everywhere in between.  In episode 86 Minnesota Timberwolves TV broadcaster Dave Benz discusses his brief stint studying as an electrical engineer before turning his attention to broadcasting, working with Pat Knight and getting the opportunity to meet Bob Knight and what it was like getting a call nine days before the Rio Olympics and being asked to broadcast three sports he'd never done before.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Oct 31, 2017

He spent many years as a software engineer before getting the job he really wanted as a play-by-play broadcaster.  In episode 85 New York Islanders radio broadcaster Chris King discusses going to the same high school as Boomer Esiason, what it's like working for the Long Island Ducks, and his superstition of eating 18 pieces of a pretzel during 18 half innings, and an amazing dinner where 14 of the 16 NY play-by-play guys got together for dinner.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Oct 24, 2017

From a small town in Illinois, to the Major Leagues, to Champagne.  In episode 84 University of Illinois football and Men's Basketball broadcaster Brian Barnhart talks about why he started out as a history major at Liberty University, getting the Angels job while attending Fanfest and what it was like calling the Granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl and a Final Four.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Oct 17, 2017

Not many broadcasters get the opportunity to replace Jim Nantz, but this week's guest got the opportunity and jumped at it.  In episode 83 Big Ten Network and Westwood One broadcaster Brandon Gaudin talks about having to sign a contract in his Utah apartment that he would abstain from drugs, alcohol and sex, becoming one of the youngest broadcasters to call a Final Four game and being the voice of Madden Football. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

 

Oct 10, 2017

His father was one of the most well known sportswriters in his time and he became, at the time, the youngest national broadcaster to do broadcast a World Series Game.  In episode 82 Sean McDonough talks about why getting the Monday Night Football job was so important, getting the Boston Red Sox job at the age of 25 and what it was like to have Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Oct 3, 2017

He began his career in New Orleans as a sports anchor and people actually picketed out front when he got the job.  In Episode 81 New Orleans Saints broadcaster Jim Hnederson discusses growing up with parents who were fruit farmers and an educator, going home to teach at his old high school and what it was like to do the very first Saints game after Hurricane Katrina.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Sep 26, 2017

Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk.  From a young age he screamed that at the top of his lungs.  In episode 80 University of Kansas football and men's basketball Brian Hanni discusses what it was like meeting Roy Williams, Dean Smith and legendary KU broadcaster Max Falkenstein while working at a golf course, getting ready to call a Texas Tech College World Series game when he found out he landed the KU job and joining NBA and NFL Kevin Harlan as the only students to record an "A" in broadcaster Tom Hedricks class.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast.

Sep 19, 2017

What if your first Major League Baseball game was Game 163 that ended in a dramatic walk-off home run?  Would it cause you to want to leave a job at ESPN for a regional job with a baseball team?  In episode 79 Arizona Diamondbacks TV broadcaster Steve Berthiaume talks about riding different stages of the Tour de France, working at and leaving ESPN, and listening to vintage baseball games in his free time.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast.

Sep 12, 2017

How do you go from Class President at Harvard University to a baseball broadcaster?  In episode 78 Texas Rangers TV broadcaster Dave Raymond talks about working for Forbes and breaking the dot com bubble, working alongside Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy in his first ever soccer broadcast and how he was traded from the Charleston Riverdogs to the St. Paul Saints for a case of crab cakes and a pound of shrimp (never reported to the Saints because he got the Iowa Cubs job).  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Sep 5, 2017

The son of a naval officer and teacher discipline was a part of his life at a young age.  In episode 77 Chicago Bulls radio broadcaster Chuck Swirsky talks about polishing his Dad's shoes each day, which led him to polishing records for his first job.  He also discusses becoming a Canadian citizen and what it was like being on the other side of the broadcast of Kobe Bryant's 81 point game.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Aug 29, 2017

At the age of 16 he had the opportunity to interview Bob Costas, but one of the greatest broadcasters of all-time called him by the wrong name and he let it slide.  In Episode 76, Aaron Goldsmith of the Seattle Mariners talks about the moment Costas found out he was calling Aaron the wrong name, how he was able to sell a hot dog on ebay for $300 and what it was like getting the Mariners job at 29. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Aug 22, 2017

He had the dream job until the radio station that covered University of Nebraska football lost the rights.  In episode 75 University of Nebraska Men's Basketball voice Kent Pavelka talks about the negotiations with the new radio network, what it was like to work with Tom Obsorne and the moment he thought he would get to do his first play-by-play for Nebraska when Lyell Bremser got stuck in the bathroom.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

 

Aug 15, 2017

This is a minisode, but when you have two behemoths (both in size and personality), jump into the broadcast booth then you run it as an episode.  In episode 74 ESPN personalities Mike Golic and Mike Golic Jr. joined Sean in the booth at a St. Paul Saints and talked about the new show they will form, along with Trey Wingo, in November, what it's like to be in the spotlight as the Mike and Mike show comes to an end and what the two of them think of minor league baseball.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Aug 8, 2017

At 27-years-old he sat in the booth with Harry Carey and did the middle three innings of Chicago Cubs games.  In episode 73 Josh Lewin, who currently does the New York Mets and UCLA Bruins football and men's basketball, talks about why he chartered his own plane so he could do a Chargers game and then a Mets World Series game, being in an a cappella group in college at Northwestern with actor Brian D'Arcy James and battling General Anxiety Disorder and depression.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

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