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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 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.  

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.  

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