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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 7, 2017

Ever wonder what broadcasters do to fill the void in their life during the off-season?  Some do a lot more than others.  In episode 51 Mark Boyle of the Indiana Pacers talks about some of the intense "hobbies" he takes up following the NBA season like stand-up comedy, fishing for piranhas and broadcasting minor league baseball.  He also talks about the time he met the Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali and how he broke his back during the Malice at the Palace.  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.   

Feb 28, 2017

What other milestones can broadcaster reach after doing their 2000th NHL game?  Work on the next 2000, obviously.  In episode 50 Nashville Predators radio broadcaster Pete Weber talks about some of his more hilarious practical jokes, suffering a heart attack before a game in St. Paul in 2014 and broadcasting at the highest level in the NHL, NBA and NFL and how he hopes to get that opportunity in the MLB.  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. 

Feb 21, 2017

A team manager for the University of Florida football and men's basketball teams didn't have aspirations of being a coach, but rather doing play-by-play.  In episode 49 Chuck Cooperstein of the Dallas Mavericks talks about how legendary Cowboys broadcaster Brad Sham helped bring him to Dallas, how he wound up doing an hour talk show while standing on his head and going to the White House following the Mavericks 2011 NBA Championship. 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.

Feb 14, 2017

When you grow up in Chicago you dream of broadcasting one of the sports teams in the area whether it's the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks or Bears.  For Jeff Joniak that dream would become a reality with the Chicago Bears.  In episode 48 Joniak discusses how using the tape from a fill-in broadcast at Northern Illinois University landed him the Bears job, getting the Bears job despite not having any real PXP experience since his college days, meeting President Obama in 2011 with the '85 Bears team and Jeff and Sean swap their Bill Murray horror 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. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Feb 7, 2017

Despite the return of the Los Angeles Rams and now the addition of the Los Angeles Chargers (it even looks odd), many in Los Angeles consider the USC Trojans the best football team in Southern California.  In episode 47 the voice of the Trojans, Pete Arbogast, talks about participating the World Body Surfing Championships, living on Venice Beach and being the public address announcer at Dodger Stadium for many years.  Yes, we even talk Trojan football and the name no Trojan fan wants to hear, not even Pete, Vince Young.  FIGHT ON!  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 31, 2017

From California to Atlanta and a few places in between this Emmy Award winning broadcaster has been fortunate enough to work for five different NHL teams and even some fill in work on the NBA on TNT.  In episode 46 Arizona Coyotes broadcaster Matt McConnell discusses the passing of Craig Sager, how the Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley gave him a hard time for how he dressed on a broadcast and what it was like to hang out with members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team.  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 24, 2017

The word legendary isn't thrown around for just any broadcaster, but in Episode 45 we sit down with someone who has been called that repeatedly, and well deserved.  George Blaha, who has been the voice of the Detroit Pistons for more than four decades, discusses what it takes to get the "legendary" moniker, why many in his family are Dr's with the exception of him and, of course, the Malice at the Palace.  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 17, 2017

How does a New Yorker who interned at the famed WFAN wind up in Florida?  In episode 44 Steve Goldstein of the Florida Panthers talks about his days at Syracuse University's famed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, broadcasting the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver with Sidney Crosby scoring the OT game winner for Canada and having beer dumped on him at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn by NY Islanders fans after the Panthers beat the Islanders in Game 4 of the playoffs. 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 10, 2017

You name the sport and this man has done it all in the second largest media market in the country.  From the UCLA Bruins to L.A. Kings, to volleyball and surfing.  In episode 43 Bill Macdonald talks about getting his dream job broadcasting for the L.A. Lakers, filling in for Joel Meyers and doing his first Lakers game, which just happened to be Kobe's 81 point game, Kobe's final game and how he got the nickname "Bikini Bill."  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 3, 2017

The Kelly family is synonymous with the St. Louis Blues.  Dan Kelly was legendary as the voice of the Blues for more than two decades before his passing.  His son has taken the torch for two separate stints, the most recent since 2005-06.  In episode 42 John Kelly discusses his second game in the NHL broadcasting in the booth next to his Dad, sharing the booth with his Dad during his final game and an interesting moment he had with Herb Brooks.   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 27, 2016

How do you earn the nickname "Mr Cat?" You've been with Northwestern for more than 25 years, that's how.  In episode 41 Dave Eanet, the voice of Northwestern football since 1990 and men's basketball since 1996, talks about the 1995 season when the team went to the Rose Bowl, working the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer on CBS Radio for the speed skating event (Dan Johnson won his only gold and Bonnie Blair took home two) and trying to find someone to take the spot of Ron Santo on Chicago Cubs broadcasts after his passing.   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 20, 2016

This is the second Jack Michaels we've talked to for the podcast.  The difference this time around is this Jack Michaels didn't change his name to Jack Michaels.  In episode 40 the Edmonton Oilers broadcaster discusses spending eight years in Alaska, sharing a booth with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, being just the second broadcaster in Oilers history and being an American hired by a Canadian team.  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 13, 2016

How difficult is it to be the next man up after one of the most legendary broadcasters to ever live?  Eric Collins knows the answer to this question.  In episode 39 Collins discusses what it was like to spend 5 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcasting the road games Vin Scully didn't travel to.  He also talks about what it was like working in the minor leagues, getting paid $25 a game and having to sleep on the floor of his friends apartment.  Plus Collins discusses broadcasting Team USA Baseball & Softball for the 2008 Olympics.  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 6, 2016

Whether it's ESPN or the Boston Bruins, Jack Edwards has made a name for himself wherever he's gone.  In episode 38 Jack talks about growing up a Bruins fan, how his parents being performers helps him in the broadcast booth and how a broken leg as a soccer player in college changed his entire life.  There is an incredible amount of substance in this podcast that we can't mention it all right here. 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 29, 2016

In Episode 37 Tim Newton discusses how he passed up going to the University of Notre Dame for Purdue University after flipping through college books.  He tells a humorous story of how he nearly lost his job after being stuck in a bathroom and what it's like to follow legendary Purdue broadcasters John DeCamp (43 years) and Joe McConnell (15 years) and being hired in 2010.  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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