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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 27, 2018

Episode 106 with Chicago Bulls TV broadcaster Neil Funk.  He discusses:

- Playing basketball for one year at Syracuse, but having guys like Dave Bing, Vaughan Harper & Jim Boeheim on the team and realizing he wasn't going to see much playing time

- Getting his signature "Kaboom" catchphrase from a student at a bar in Syracuse

- Losing out on the job with the Spirits of St. Louis to Bob Costas

- Being the voice of the 1996 video arcade game NBA Hangtime

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.

Mar 20, 2018

It's episode 105 with Calgary Flames TV broadcaster Rick Ball. He discusses:

  • How a custodian at his high school helped him get started in radio
  • Broadcasting the Canadian Junior Championships in a town of 9,000 people
  • Filling in for the great Jim Hughson on regional Vancouver Canucks games
  • Being the voice of the BC Lions for 11 years
  • Opportunity to broadcast Hockey Night in Canada
  • Getting the chance to meet the legendary Bob Cole
  • 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.
Mar 13, 2018

In episode 104 it's Cleveland Cavaliers radio broadcaster John Michael.  He discusses:

- Getting a law degree from Notre Dame

- Becoming a lawyer and working in the largest law firm in his hometown

- Telling his family he was giving up being a lawyer to become a play-by-play broadcaster

- Becoming the broadcaster of the year in the ECHL

- How he went from working for a minor league hockey team in Lake Erie to the voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers

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.

Mar 6, 2018

In episode 103 New Orleans Pelicans radio broadcaster Sean Kelley discusses:

- Being a volunteer fireman

- The toughest things he's seen as a volunteer fireman

- How Hurricane Katrina impacted his family

- How Tulane University nearly dropped the football program from DI to DIII in his first year with the program

- Why he started off at Northeast Missouri State, but transferred to Southern Illinois

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.

Feb 27, 2018

There are very few, if anyone, who knows more about basketball and football at Indiana University than our guest this week.  In episode 102 Don Fischer, who has called IU basketball and football for 44 years, talks about spending the equivalent of $6,000 on albums that taught him the art of speech and pronunciation, lying to his Station Director at the age of 21 about having broadcast before just so he could get on the air, and of course Bob Knight stories.  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.

Feb 20, 2018

He is the longest tenured broadcaster in the history of the NBA.  In episode 101 Phoenix Suns radio broadcaster Al McCoy discusses growing up in a town of 300 people and not having any running water or electricity, broadcasting a minor league baseball game that was postponed due to a swarm of grasshoppers, and having a fan pass out in his lap during Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals at the Boston Garden.  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.

Feb 13, 2018

When you reach 100 episodes you swing for the fences for a big time guest.  In our monumental episode NFL on FOX & MLB on FOX, Joe Buck talks about how his Mom, not his Dad, was instrumental in getting him his first big time job, why he once dressed in a Barney costume and peeing in a trash can while calling a Bret Favre touchdown.  Plus much, much more.  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.

Feb 6, 2018

During the craziest week of the sports year New England Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci found time four days before calling the biggest game of the year to sit and chat with Sean.  In episode 99 he talks about being the captain of his NY State High School Championship baseball team and then being inducted into their HOF, his first PXP broadcasting moment with the Rochester Red Wings calling an at bat between Mike Mussina and Mo Vaughn and why doing Navy football and basketball was the most important job he'll ever have.  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.

Jan 30, 2018

For more than 3,000 games he has been behind the mic for the same NHL team.  In episode 98 Toronto Maple Leafs TV/radio broadcaster Joe Bowen discusses why he cursed out Len Bramson, the man who offered him the Maple Leafs job, why he takes his entire family to a Notre Dame football game each year, and broadcasting Muhammad Ali's final 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.    

Jan 23, 2018

He fully admits he went from "dork to the voice of an NBA team."  In episode 97 Philadelphia 76ers TV broadcaster Marc Zumoff, fresh off winning the NMSA award for top broadcaster in Pennsylvania, discusses leaving Temple without getting his degree and going back to get it 15 years later, getting encouragement from a friend to pursue broadcasting despite his parents not thinking it was a stable profession, and the time Harry Kalas was his color analyst for a soccer match.  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.   

Jan 16, 2018

He survived a plane crash and was back at work just two weeks later.  In episode 96 University of Miami football and basketball broadcaster Joe Zagacki details the harrowing experience of a Cesna plane crash he was in, being the sideline reporter in his first year with the Canes in 1983, the year they won the National Championship, and why he stepped away from the broadcast booth for six years.  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.   

Jan 9, 2018

When you're drafted in the 25th round of the MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays your goals are far from the broadcast booth.  In episode 95 Nashville Predators TV broadcaster Willy Daunic discusses why he chose Vanderbilt over Princeton, playing both baseball and basketball at Vanderbilt, getting hit in the head with a puck.  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.   

Jan 2, 2018

He went from a .155 hitting freshman in college to being one of only three people who has been with the Orlando Magic since Day One.  In episode 94 Orlando Magic radio broadcaster David Steele discusses how he received a sympathy card from then Magic GM Pat Williams following the death of David's Mom and how that led to him getting the Magic broadcasting job, the Shaq/Penny days and being stuck in a snowstorm in a hotel in Allentown, PA with a wedding party, Sesame Street on Ice and Marilyn Manson.  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 26, 2017

How do you go from being a Sports Director in Michigan for 10 years to the NHL?  In episode 93 Philadelphia Flyers radio broadcaster Tim Saunders discusses broadcasting for a brand new franchise in Muskegon, MI, the owner of the Cleveland Lumberjacks putting in a call to the President of the Flyers, Ron Ryan and being a part of history when the Flyers came back from 0-3 to the Boston Bruins in their run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.  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 19, 2017

What if you nearly gave up on your broadcasting dream and took a job as a car salesman?  In episode 92 NFL on FOX & MLB on FOX broadcaster Kevin Burkhardt talks about his time with Sean in the Northeast League, when Kevin was with the New Jersey Jackals and Sean was with the Allentown Ambassadors, RBI Baseball vs. Baseball Stars, being saluted by NY Mets fans on his final day as a roving reporter, sitting with Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz during Game 7 of the World Series and how they noticed Yu Darvish was tipping his pitches, and meeting Jennifer Lopez.  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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