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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."

Aug 14, 2018

No new episode this week, so we bring you the most listened to ever from April 26, 2016. It's Paul Allen of the Minnesota Vikings.  He discusses:

- Why he wears his emotion on his sleeve when calling Vikings games

- Most heartbreaking moment with the Vikings

- His first viral moment

- The call he would use if the Vikings won the Super Bowl

- How he juggles being the voice of the Vikings, hosting a show on KFAN and calling races at Canterbury Park

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Aug 7, 2018

It's episode 125 with Tom Hedrick formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Reds, three Super Bowls and the Cotton Bowl from 1970-76.  He discusses:

- His Mom being an elementary school reading teacher and his Dad being a pastor

- Broadcasting KU football and basketball in his 20s

- How Chiefs head coach Hank Stram helped him land the opportunity to broadcast Super Bowl I

- His first interaction with Vince Lombardi

- Being a teacher at KU and only giving out two A's during his time, one of them to Kevin Harlan

- Writing the book “The Art of Sportscasting: How to Build a Successful Career” and interviewing 91 different broadcasters 

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Jul 31, 2018

It's episode 124 with Kansas City Royals broadcaster Steve Physioc. He discusses:

- Being on academic probation his first year at Kansas State

- Nearly becoming a lumberjack

- Taking the job of Todd Donahoe at WLWT and then later on Todd introducing him to his future wife Stacey

- Working for the Cincinnati Reds and getting married on the same day that Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb's hit record

- Having to delay his honeymoon until Rose broke the hits record

- Working with Jerry Springer 

- Writing the book The Walls of Lucca

- Seeing the movie Bucket List and then going out with his wife and creating their own bucket list of things to do including traveling 5,000 miles across the U.S., doing a random act of kindness and a silly yoga pose in each state

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Jul 24, 2018

It's episode 123 with Angels TV broadcaster Victor Rojas. He discusses:

- Growing up while his Dad Cookie played in the Major Leagues

- Pitching one season in the minor leagues with the Angels

- Working at Upper Deck

- Broadcasting for the Newark Bears and then becoming the General Manager while also being a broadcaster

- Signing Jose Canseco

- Getting a job with MLB.com

- Replacing Rory Markas after he passed away

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Jul 17, 2018

It's episode 122 with Wichita State Shockers broadcaster Mike Kennedy.  He discusses:

- Being a vocal music major at Wichita State

- Being on duty at the campus radio station when news broke when the football team's plane crashed on October 2, 1970

- Where he was just two months later when the Marshall team plane crashed

- Turning down the opportunity to be the voice of the Jacksonville Jaguars

- Being inducted into the Shocker Hall of Fame, Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame, & Kansas Broadcasters Hall of Fame

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Jul 10, 2018

Episode 121 with Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman.  He discusses:

- At the age of 10 going into the Reds clubhouse and meeting Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez

- Working alongside Johnny Bench in the Reds broadcast booth at the age of 25

- Being anointed as the heir apparent to Harry Caray by Harry himself

- Not telling his parents he applied for the Cubs job because he didn't think he would get it

- Having vocal cord surgery in 2016

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Jul 3, 2018

It's episode 120 with Houston Rockets radio broadcaster Matt Thomas.  He discusses:

- His dream of becoming a game show host

- Participating in choir in high school

- Being the high school mascot

- Getting the Rockets PA job at the age of 22

- Doing the PA job at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

- Broadcasting at his alma mater, the University of Houston

- First opportunity to do PXP for the Houston Rockets in 2013

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Jun 26, 2018

It's episode 119 with TSN's Gord Miller.  He discusses:

- Fighting for a curfew law in his town at the age of 14

- Broadcasting the Junior World Championships

- What it's like covering the NHL trade deadline with TSN

- Covering Wayne Gretzky's retirement

- Broadcasting the Men's Olympic Hockey Tournament in Vancouver in 2010 and the 2012 Olympic Track and Field 100m with Usain Bolt

- The devastation from the Humboldt bus crash

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Jun 19, 2018

It's episode 118 with Houston Astros TV broadcaster Todd Kalas.  He discusses:

- Growing up at Veteran's Stadium and hanging out with Pete Rose Jr., the Boone's & Ryan Luzinski

- His most embarrassing moment on TV 

- Taking over for Joe Buck in Louisville with the RedBirds in 1991

- Doing an inning of the 2008 World Series with his Dad

- The note he penned to his Dad after the Phillies clinches the 2008 World Series

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Jun 12, 2018

In episode 117 it's Kevin Quinn of the Edmonton Oilers.  He discusses:

- Majoring in psychology in college

- Growing up and having Dan Kelly be a hero of his

- Stepping aside during the final game at Rexall Place to allow 82-year-old Bob Cole could call the game

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Jun 5, 2018

We deviate from the normal chat with a play-by-play broadcaster to bring you a very special with Yeardley Smith, The Voice of Lisa Simpson.  She joined the St. Paul Saints broadcast and we spent two and a half innings discussing:

- How she feels about the entertainment industry

- Getting her start in the business

- Herman's Head

- Listen to her curse (yes, it happened live on a baseball broadcast)

- Oh ya, and being the voice of Lisa Simpson

- Much, much more

 

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May 29, 2018

It's episode 115 with Utah Jazz TV Broadcaster Craig Bolerjack.  He discusses:

- Why he doesn't use his given birth name of Kevin

- Injuring his knee his senior season in high school and popping his knee back into place

- Walking on at Kansas St., but having his college career end when he injured his good knee

- Going on a cleansing mission to the area his Grandmother was killed, which ultimately helped him to not fear commitment and marry his wife

- Taking over for the only broadcaster the Jazz ever had, Hot Rod Hundley

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May 22, 2018

In episode 114 it's Los Angeles Kings radio broadcaster Alex Faust. He discusses:

- Both his parents working in media and his Dad telling him not to go into broadcasting

- Receiving the Jim Nantz award as a junior at Northwestern (first non-senior to win the award), that goes to the nation's top broadcaster

- Doing data analytics for four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and finally leaving in 2016

- How a meeting he set up at the FOX Sports offices in L.A. eventually led to him getting the LA Kings job

- Being hired as a 28-year-old in the second largest media market

- Taking the reigns from Hall of Famer Bob Miller, who has been the broadcaster of the Kings for 44 years

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May 15, 2018

In episode 113 it's Atlanta Hawks TV broadcaster Bob Rathbun.  He discusses:

- Sitting through a 15-minute delay prior to a game in Sacrament's Golden 1 Center because of protests outside the arena

- The influence of Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman had on him as a 12-year-old broadcaster

- Broadcasting Dominique Wilkins high school, college, and NBA games

- Broadcasting a Baltimore Orioles game during their historic 0-21 start in 1988

- Replacing Ernie Harwell after the Tigers fired him

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May 8, 2018

Episode 112 with Detroit Red Wings radio broadcaster Ken Kal. He discusses:

- Losing his Mother at the age of 14

- Playing in Tiger Stadium as a high school baseball player

- His original decision to major in mortuary science and how close he came to being a mortician

- Calling a Stanley Cup Championships just two years into his time with the Red Wings after the organization hadn't won one in 42 years

- Turning the mic over to his predecessor, Bruce Martyn who had been the broadcaster for 31 years, in the 2nd period of the clinching Stanley Cup Championship game in 1997

- Having laryngitis during '08 Stanley Cup Final, but Ken Daniels turning the mic over to him for the final 15 seconds of the clincher

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