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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."

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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Oct 30, 2018

It's episode 131 with Tampa Bay Lightning TV broadcaster Rick Peckham.  He discusses:

-Getting cut from his high school basketball team, a team that Jim Paxson played on

-Why he chose Kent State, four years after the devastating shooting at the college

-Not taking the job with the Maine Mariners, but having Doc Emrick take the job he didn't want

-Spending from 1984-95 with the Hartford Whalers

-Interactions with Gordie Howe

-Being in Hartford for their final game while broadcasting for the Lightning

-The broadcast booth engulfed in smoke in Calgary after bringing his broadcast partner a cake with a sparkler on top of it

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Oct 23, 2018

It's episode 130 with Cleveland Cavaliers TV broadcaster Fred McLeod.  He discusses:

-Growing up a Pirates fan and going to the 1971 Championship parade

-Going undefeated (13-0) as a college pitcher and going to the NAIA College World Series with Point Park College

-Faking an illness while at the College World Series in St. Joseph, MO during a practice and going to the TV station to interview for a job

-Being the youngest sports anchor in the country at 23 to be at a Top 10 market at WTAW in Cleveland

-Hiring future Cavs owner Dan Gilbert as an intern while in TV

-Calling the city of Cleveland's first championship in decades when the Cavs came back from a 3-1 deficit in 2016

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Oct 16, 2018

It's a rebroadcast of episode 51 that featured Mark Boyle of the Indiana Pacers.  He discusses:

- The many off-season things he's done including competing in the U.S. Open Chess Tournament, walking 500 miles across Indiana, working on a NASCAR pit crew, and fishing for piranhas in the Amazon

- Running into Muhammad Ali in Boston

- His love for Stewie Griffin of Family Guy

- Break his back in the Malace at the Palace

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Oct 9, 2018

It's episode 129 with Los Angeles Dodgers TV broadcaster Joe Davis.  He discusses:

- Becoming Homecoming King in High School

- Being coached by his Dad in high school football

- His Dad being his spotter for college football broadcasts

- Getting recruited to play football at Beloit College by telling Joe he could broadcast the basketball and baseball games

- Losing a letter he wrote to Chicago Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper and having a Taco Bell manager give it to Len

- Being the youngest to ever broadcast a Bowl Game

- In depth story of how he wound up with the Dodgers job

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Oct 2, 2018

Episode 128 with Los Angeles Chargers broadcaster Matt "Money" Smith.  He discusses:

- His fondness for music including growing up playing the organ and cornet

- Nearly becoming a lawyer when he went to Pepperdine

- His big break on the Kevin and Bean Show on KROQ

- Getting a signing bonus of L.A. Lakers season tickets for his first ever job with London Records

- Helping get Sublime played into a regular rotation on KROQ

- Where he got the nickname "Money"

- How he got Chick Hearn to say "the beer is coolin" during one of his "Putting the Game in the Refrigerator" guarantees

- Doing voice over for Family Guy

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Sep 25, 2018

It's a ReBroadcast of an April 23, 2016 episode with Greg Sharpe of the University of Nebraska.  He discusses:

- Being the sideline reporter for Kansas State when they went 0-21-1 over two years

- Having 48 hours to prepare for his first fill-in game with Nebraska against Number 8 Kansas

- The deep roots his family has with the University of Nebraska where his Mom graduated from and his Uncle being a loyal booster

- What it was like working with coach Bo Pelini

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Sep 18, 2018

A rebroadcast from April 5, 2016 with University of Colorado football and basketball broadcaster Mark Johnson. He discusses:

- Despite not going to Syracuse, what it was like landing the Syracuse broadcasting job

- Broadcasting the 2003 NCAA Championship with Carmelo Anthony in it

- Replacing the legendary Larry Zimmer at the University of Colorado

- His wife being Miss Potato Bowl

- His son having cerebral palsy

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Sep 11, 2018

It's a re-broadcast from from June 21, 2016 with Detroit Tigers TV broadcaster Mario Impemba. He discusses:

- Sending letters and tapes to Ernie Harwell while in high school and college

- Working a season with Ernie Harwell

- Broadcasting for one of the worst team's in baseball history

- Broadcasting one of the most historic baseball moments, Cal Ripken breaking the Iron Man streak

- Justin Verlander no-hitters

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Sep 4, 2018

We re-broadcast an earlier episode and it's Ted Robinson of NBC Sports & the San Francisco 49ers.  He discusses:

- One of his calls being on the TV in the movie A Few Good Men

- Broadcasting Wimbledon, The French Open & multiple Olympic events

- Being on the field as a manager for the Rudy game

- Working alongside John McEnroe

- Running in 4 marathons including The Boston Marathon

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