In episode 24 Ryan Lefebvre talks about the difficulty his last name has caused and what every kid can relate to: the first day of school and the teacher trying to pronounce your last name. He talks about the relationship with his Dad, Jim, the former NL Rookie of the Year with the Dodgers. Trying to take the baseball playing path, Ryan discusses how he quit just two weeks into his professional career and his battle with depression. Be sure to download the podcast, and rate it, on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast. Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com & PodcastOne.com in the Society & Culture area.
He went to Kansas State and his first big time job was with K-State, but a battle over radio rights put a halt to his broadcasting career. In Episode 23 Greg Sharpe discusses how he handled losing the job as broadcaster for his alma mater, how turning down another Big 12 job turned out to be the best decision in his career because it led to him becoming the voice of one of the most coveted jobs in all of college athletics, the radio broadcaster for the University of Nebraska football team. Be sure to download the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV. Feel free to email us your thoughts at TheVoiceBTV@gmail.com. You can find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.
In episode 22 Ken Korach of the Oakland A's discusses what it was like writing a book about the legendary broadcaster Bill King, the emotions he went through during the Dallas Braden perfect game and what it was like broadcasting his first game with the A's, not in Oakland, not in a Major League ballpark, but in Las Vegas, where he had spent so many years as a minor league broadcaster. Download and rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV. You can also find the podcast on 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com in the Society & Culture tab.
In episode 21 Jack Michaels (aka Todd Clark) discusses how he came up with the name Jack Michaels, what it was like to be a North Dakota grad, but broadcast games for North Dakota State and losing a very good friend and legendary NDSU broadcaster Scott Miller. You can follow the podcast via social media on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV. You can email us at TheVoiceBTV@gmail.com. Be sure and listen to all the episodes on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and rate us. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com or at PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.
After 19 seasons as the voice of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Paul Edmonds finally got his big break. Working for an Independent baseball team in Manitoba that was treated like a Major League organization, Edmonds was one of the most well-respected broadcasters, not just in the Northern League/American Association, but also in Canada. While the Goldeyes games were broadcast on TSN, one of the biggest networks in the area, Edmonds made a name for himself that eventually landed him the job as the radio voice of the Winnipeg Jets, who had just returned as an NHL franchise. Edmonds discusses the moment he got the job, the difficulty in taking over for the guy who had the job, but having him stay on as a color analyst and the devastation of losing an American Association playoff series in the deciding game on a walk-off throwing error. You can find the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast, at 1500ESPN.com or PodcastOne.com in the Society & Culture section. Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV and feel free to email us at TheVoiceBTV@gmail.com.