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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."

Mar 24, 2020

It;s a re-boradcast from March 3, 2016 with radio broadcaster for the Angels, Terry Smith. He discusses:

-His three career paths he was interested in: athlete, coach, or broadcaster

-Doing PXP for Ohio State University

-Spending 19 years with the Columbus Clippers, the Yankees Triple-A affiliate

-Rex Hudler convincing him to apply for the Angels job

-Broadcasting the Angels first World Series title during his first season with the team in 2002

-The passing of his friend, and fellow Angels broadcaster, Rory Markas

-Being the longest tenured Angles broadcaster

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Mar 17, 2020

Episode 194 with Charlotte Hornets radio broadcaster John Focke. He discusses:

-Filming varsity basketball games that his brother was in and doing PXP, but not realizing anyone would hear him when the team went back and watched the tape

-His first job in small town Albert Lea, MN

-Working on the Minnesota Wild radio network

-Going to Northern Michigan to broadcast hockey, football and volleyball

-Working as the Timberwolves producer and filling in on games for Alan Horton

-Going to a party at Prince's house at Paisley Park after the Minnesota Lynx won the 2015 WNBA title

-Running marathons

-Running the Superior 100, a 103.3 mile ultra marathon

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Mar 10, 2020

Episode 193 with Vegas Golden Knights TV broadcaster Dave Goucher.  He discusses:

-Fracturing his neck playing hockey when he was 13

-Mom passing away when he was 19

-Going to Boston University

-Getting his start with the Wheeling Thunderbirds

-Doing PXP for the Providence Bruins

-His call of "Get the Duck Boats Ready" when the Boston Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup

-Why it was time to take the TV job with the Golden Knights

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Mar 3, 2020

It's episode 192 with Atlanta Hawks radio broadcaster Steve Holman. He discusses:

- His incredible Ripkian broadcasting streak

- How his friend getting drafted into the Navy gave him his first break

- First full-time job working for a station owned by Curt Gowdy

- Working for Johnny Most

- Getting to fill in for Johnny Most on a Celtics broadcast

- Moving to Atlanta and broadcasting for the Falcons

- Taking over for John Sterling full-time on the Hawks broadcasts

- Atlanta Olympics

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Feb 25, 2020

Episode 191 with Florida Panthers radio broadcaster Doug Plagens.  He discusses:

- His Dad being a cop and working on the SWAT team and his Mom being a nurse

- Wanting to be a weatherman when he was six

- Winning a High School State Championship in hockey in 2003

- Going to Syracuse after graduating from Lake Forest College

- Filling in on a couple of Columbus Blue Jackets games when he was working for the Syracuse Crunch

- Being named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year when he was with the Idaho Steelheads

-Working for the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL and Cleveland Gladiators of the AFL

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Feb 18, 2020

Episode 190 with Houston Rockets radio broadcaster Craig Ackerman.  He discusses:

-His high school and college baseball career

-Doing an internship with the Houston Rockets

-Getting a job with Rice University doing sideline for football and Men's and Women's Basketball after graduating from Sam Houston State

-University of Houston Men's & Women's Basketball PXP

-Broadcasting the Houston ThunderBears of the Arena League

-Taking over for Gene Peterson, who had been the voice of the Rockets for 33 years

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Feb 11, 2020

Episode 189 with Toronto Raptors radio broadcaster Eric Smith. He discusses:

-Growing up as a Lakers and Bills fan in Toronto

-Working for the Liquor Control Board

-Starting as an intern at FAN in Toronto during his final year of college

-Getting the opportunity to cover the Raptors for FAN at the age of 22

-How Coca-Cola played a role in him getting the radio analyst position with the Raptors

-Switching roles with the play-by-play broadcaster in 2014

Recording a Christmas album "From Brooklyn to Toronto" with Jack Armstrong

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Feb 4, 2020

Episode 188 with Sacramento Kings TV broadcaster Grant Napear. He discusses:

-Kobe Bryant

-Going to elementary school with Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo

-Being a season ticket holder for the NY Giants & NY Jets growing up

-Being an All-County Lacrosse player

-How his Dad's mixed doubles tennis partner helped land him a TV role on a Bowl Game

-How a wedding landed him a job in Sacramento

-Being a part of LeBron's first ever Nike commercial

-Grant's Rants

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Jan 28, 2020

Episode 187 with Tampa Bay Lightning radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin.  He discusses:

- Graduating from Yale

-Filing 2 1/2 hours during a Yale hockey game because a Zamboni broke down

-Working for the Johnstown Chiefs

-The laughing attach he had during a broadcast

-Getting the job with the Hershey Bears

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Jan 21, 2020

Episode 186 with University of Michigan Men's Basketball broadcaster Brian Boesch.  He discusses:

-Going to Ohio University

-Landing the Burlington Royals job while still in college

-Writing a 110 page thesis about the Appalachian League

-Working for IMG Learfield College and doing halftime & post-game during Kentucky's run to the Final 4 Championship game

-Getting the Winston-Salem job and being named Carolina League Broadcaster of the Year twice

-Losing his father to melanoma and running a half marathon in his honor

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Jan 14, 2020

Episode 185 with Portland Trailblazers radio broadcaster Travis Demers. He discusses:

-Working at Disney World

-Moving from NY to Oregon for a job that paid $50 a week

-Working at Champs Sports, doing construction, his time as a JV Baseball coach, and calling horse races

-His time as a traffic reporter

-Leaving Oregon to work at SiriusXM in Washington D.C.

-Being hired by RIP City Radio and filling in for Blazers broadcaster Brian Wheeler on his afternoon radio show

-Filling in for Wheeler during Trailblazers games when Wheeler had health issues

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Jan 7, 2020

Episode 184 with USC Trojan's Men's Basketball broadcaster Jordan Moore.  He discusses:

-Growing up in New Jersey

-Why he decided to go cross country to attend college at USC

-Working in the Golden Baseball League for the Fullerton Flyers, eventually owned by Desperate Housewives actor James Denton

-Becoming Social Media Coordinator for USC

-Doing the pre- and post-game, along with sideline reporting for USC Football

-Getting the USC Men's Basketball sideline job in 2015

-Taking over the USC Men's basketball job for Chris Fisher, who went on to broadcast for the Oklahoma City Thunder, in 2018

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Dec 31, 2019

Episode 183 with New Orleans Pelicans radio broadcaster Todd Graffagnini.  He discusses:

- Growing up in Louisiana

- Suffering a career ending baseball injury due to a car crash

- Hanging out at Tulane baseball games watching his brother which led to him sitting in on broadcasts

- Working at the Cat's Meow karaoke bar

- Hurricane Katrina

- Broadcasting Tulane basketball and football

- Ending his own personal 25 game losing streak in 2019

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Dec 24, 2019

Episode 182 with Ohio State University Football & Men's Basketball broadcaster Paul Keels.  He discusses:

- Appearing in musicals such as Bye Bye Birdie and Westside Story

- Broadcasting for the Detroit Pistons

- Spending 7 years as the play-by-play broadcaster for the University of Michigan football

- Doing a season of the Cincinnati Bengals

- Being inducted into the Ohio State Broadcasters Hall of Fame

- Writing the book "If These Walls Could Talk"

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Dec 17, 2019

Episode 181 with Clemson Tigers football, men's basketball, and baseball broadcaster Don Munson.  He discusses:

-His Dad being a Presbyterian Minister

-Moving to Canada for 3 1/2 years

-Being involved in plays in high school

-Going to Appalachian State

-Joining Clemson in 1994 doing pre-, halftime and the 5th Quarter show

-The incredible finish to a Super Regional game, that was the only game his parents sat in the booth with him

-Dabo Swinney hiring him in 2010 to help with social media

-Being one of just 5 Clemson football broadcasters

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