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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."

Nov 13, 2018

It's episode 133 with Detroit Lions broadcaster Dan Miller.  He discusses:

- What it's like to have to work every Thanksgiving

- Growing up in and around the Nations Capital

- His Dad not being a sports fan, but taking him to Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Colts & Washington Redskins games

- Lying in a job interview when he was 18

- Broadcasting NFL Europe games

- Doing a winless season

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Nov 6, 2018

It's episode 132 with Indiana Pacers TV broadcaster Chris Denari.  He discusses:

-Playing basketball for his Dad Bob in high school

-Winning a DIII Basketball National Championship at Wabash College

-Becoming the first Sports Marketing Director at Butler University

-His idea of using a real live bulldog in ads for Butler

-What it's like working Turn 4 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

-Game day ritual of bringing his dogs through the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru

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Oct 30, 2018

It's episode 131 with Tampa Bay Lightning TV broadcaster Rick Peckham.  He discusses:

-Getting cut from his high school basketball team, a team that Jim Paxson played on

-Why he chose Kent State, four years after the devastating shooting at the college

-Not taking the job with the Maine Mariners, but having Doc Emrick take the job he didn't want

-Spending from 1984-95 with the Hartford Whalers

-Interactions with Gordie Howe

-Being in Hartford for their final game while broadcasting for the Lightning

-The broadcast booth engulfed in smoke in Calgary after bringing his broadcast partner a cake with a sparkler on top of it

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Oct 23, 2018

It's episode 130 with Cleveland Cavaliers TV broadcaster Fred McLeod.  He discusses:

-Growing up a Pirates fan and going to the 1971 Championship parade

-Going undefeated (13-0) as a college pitcher and going to the NAIA College World Series with Point Park College

-Faking an illness while at the College World Series in St. Joseph, MO during a practice and going to the TV station to interview for a job

-Being the youngest sports anchor in the country at 23 to be at a Top 10 market at WTAW in Cleveland

-Hiring future Cavs owner Dan Gilbert as an intern while in TV

-Calling the city of Cleveland's first championship in decades when the Cavs came back from a 3-1 deficit in 2016

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. 

Oct 16, 2018

It's a rebroadcast of episode 51 that featured Mark Boyle of the Indiana Pacers.  He discusses:

- The many off-season things he's done including competing in the U.S. Open Chess Tournament, walking 500 miles across Indiana, working on a NASCAR pit crew, and fishing for piranhas in the Amazon

- Running into Muhammad Ali in Boston

- His love for Stewie Griffin of Family Guy

- Break his back in the Malace at the Palace

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Oct 9, 2018

It's episode 129 with Los Angeles Dodgers TV broadcaster Joe Davis.  He discusses:

- Becoming Homecoming King in High School

- Being coached by his Dad in high school football

- His Dad being his spotter for college football broadcasts

- Getting recruited to play football at Beloit College by telling Joe he could broadcast the basketball and baseball games

- Losing a letter he wrote to Chicago Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper and having a Taco Bell manager give it to Len

- Being the youngest to ever broadcast a Bowl Game

- In depth story of how he wound up with the Dodgers job

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Oct 2, 2018

Episode 128 with Los Angeles Chargers broadcaster Matt "Money" Smith.  He discusses:

- His fondness for music including growing up playing the organ and cornet

- Nearly becoming a lawyer when he went to Pepperdine

- His big break on the Kevin and Bean Show on KROQ

- Getting a signing bonus of L.A. Lakers season tickets for his first ever job with London Records

- Helping get Sublime played into a regular rotation on KROQ

- Where he got the nickname "Money"

- How he got Chick Hearn to say "the beer is coolin" during one of his "Putting the Game in the Refrigerator" guarantees

- Doing voice over for Family Guy

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Sep 25, 2018

It's a ReBroadcast of an April 23, 2016 episode with Greg Sharpe of the University of Nebraska.  He discusses:

- Being the sideline reporter for Kansas State when they went 0-21-1 over two years

- Having 48 hours to prepare for his first fill-in game with Nebraska against Number 8 Kansas

- The deep roots his family has with the University of Nebraska where his Mom graduated from and his Uncle being a loyal booster

- What it was like working with coach Bo Pelini

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Sep 18, 2018

A rebroadcast from April 5, 2016 with University of Colorado football and basketball broadcaster Mark Johnson. He discusses:

- Despite not going to Syracuse, what it was like landing the Syracuse broadcasting job

- Broadcasting the 2003 NCAA Championship with Carmelo Anthony in it

- Replacing the legendary Larry Zimmer at the University of Colorado

- His wife being Miss Potato Bowl

- His son having cerebral palsy

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Sep 4, 2018

We re-broadcast an earlier episode and it's Ted Robinson of NBC Sports & the San Francisco 49ers.  He discusses:

- One of his calls being on the TV in the movie A Few Good Men

- Broadcasting Wimbledon, The French Open & multiple Olympic events

- Being on the field as a manager for the Rudy game

- Working alongside John McEnroe

- Running in 4 marathons including The Boston Marathon

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Aug 28, 2018

It's episode 127 with Brian Sexton of the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He discusses:

- His Dad encouraging him to get a business degree instead of going into broadcasting

- Taking Tom Hedrick's class at Kansas

- Working as an unpaid host of former Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin's radio show

- Giving the Jaguars a demo tape of him calling eight men football

- Being hired as the youngest broadcaster in the NFL at the age of 25 in 1994

- Being the only broadcaster the Jaguars ever had from 1994-2014

- Losing the Jaguars job after 20 years

- Being a 2nd Degree black belt in Taekwondo

- Being a motivational speaker since 2015

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Aug 21, 2018

It's episode 126 with Joe Block of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He discusses:

- Wanting to be a game show host like Wink Martindale

- Approaching Ernie Harwell at Tiger Stadium when he was sitting in the stands

- Writing letters to guys like Jack Edwards, Charley Steiner and other ESPN anchors

- Starting CallOfTheGame.com

- Filling in on Montreal Expos broadcasts

- His dinner with Bob Uecker prior to getting the Milwaukee Brewers job

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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 

- 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.

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

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.

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