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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."

Jan 16, 2018

He survived a plane crash and was back at work just two weeks later.  In episode 96 University of Miami football and basketball broadcaster Joe Zagacki details the harrowing experience of a Cesna plane crash he was in, being the sideline reporter in his first year with the Canes in 1983, the year they won the National Championship, and why he stepped away from the broadcast booth for six years.  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.   

Jan 9, 2018

When you're drafted in the 25th round of the MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays your goals are far from the broadcast booth.  In episode 95 Nashville Predators TV broadcaster Willy Daunic discusses why he chose Vanderbilt over Princeton, playing both baseball and basketball at Vanderbilt, getting hit in the head with a puck.  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.   

Jan 2, 2018

He went from a .155 hitting freshman in college to being one of only three people who has been with the Orlando Magic since Day One.  In episode 94 Orlando Magic radio broadcaster David Steele discusses how he received a sympathy card from then Magic GM Pat Williams following the death of David's Mom and how that led to him getting the Magic broadcasting job, the Shaq/Penny days and being stuck in a snowstorm in a hotel in Allentown, PA with a wedding party, Sesame Street on Ice and Marilyn Manson.  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.  

Dec 26, 2017

How do you go from being a Sports Director in Michigan for 10 years to the NHL?  In episode 93 Philadelphia Flyers radio broadcaster Tim Saunders discusses broadcasting for a brand new franchise in Muskegon, MI, the owner of the Cleveland Lumberjacks putting in a call to the President of the Flyers, Ron Ryan and being a part of history when the Flyers came back from 0-3 to the Boston Bruins in their run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.  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.  

Dec 19, 2017

What if you nearly gave up on your broadcasting dream and took a job as a car salesman?  In episode 92 NFL on FOX & MLB on FOX broadcaster Kevin Burkhardt talks about his time with Sean in the Northeast League, when Kevin was with the New Jersey Jackals and Sean was with the Allentown Ambassadors, RBI Baseball vs. Baseball Stars, being saluted by NY Mets fans on his final day as a roving reporter, sitting with Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz during Game 7 of the World Series and how they noticed Yu Darvish was tipping his pitches, and meeting Jennifer Lopez.  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.  

Dec 12, 2017

How would you handle any backlash from a fan base just because you worked for a minor league affiliate of another Canadian team?  In episode 91 Montreal Canadiens broadcaster John Bartlett talks about going to his first game at the Montreal Forum when he was a kid, how he created the Rock N Roll Troll character on the radio when he was nine and how he and his broadcast partner handled missing a goal because they were watching an NFL playoff game on TV in the broadcast booth.  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.  

Dec 5, 2017

What if making history was both important, but something you wish wasn't such a big deal?  In episode 90 Big Ten Network's Lisa Byington discusses getting her start in the second smallest media market in the country, being fired as the play-by-play broadcaster of the Chicago Sky, who then offered her the analyst job, which she turned down, and eventually getting her old job back and what it was like when Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald took time out of his weekly press conference to congratulate her on making history.   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 28, 2017

What if your life came to a crossroads and you had to choose between being the Commissioner of a League or a play-by-play broadcaster?  In episode 89 Winnipeg Jets TV Broadcaster Dennis Beyak talks about growing up on a small farm town of 600 people, receiving the WHL Executive of the Year Award, and working for three different Canadian teams as a broadcaster: the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Jets.   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 21, 2017

How would you see the rest of your life after being diagnosed with cancer?  In episode 88 Fox Sports & Showtime Boxing Brian Custer discusses his biological father and his Mom, while pregnant with Brian, getting into a car accident that killed his Dad, winning a gold medal at the New York Tae Kwon Do Tournament in New York, his passion for Bruce Lee and being ringside for the Mayweather/McGregor fight.  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 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.  

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