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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."

May 16, 2017

Hockey is a way of life in Canada and when you're born in Vancouver there is one team you have your eye on as a broadcaster.  In episode 61 Vancouver Canucks broadcaster John Shorthouse talks about seeing his first Canucks game at age 6, calling games in his basement into a tape recorder and how he reacted during the 2013 lockout when his son was sad his Dad may go back to work before his sons birthday.  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.

May 9, 2017

When you grow up in Los Angeles every broadcaster dreams of broadcasting for the Dodgers or Lakers.  In episode 60 John Ireland discusses some of the A-list celebrities he's interviewed when he was a sideline reporter for the Lakers, interviewing Shaq when he cursed on live TV and proclaiming he would walk home if the Lakers lost to Cleveland in 2011 and what happened when they did.   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.

May 2, 2017

He went to Syracuse University, so from an early age who knew exactly the path he wanted to take.  In episode 59 Philadelphia Flyers TV broadcaster Jim Jackson talks about spending a season with Herb Brooks, how a minor league head coach helped him land a job in the NHL and what it was like broadcasting a 5 OT 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.

Apr 25, 2017

Not all sports broadcasters get their start doing play-by-play.  Some have to take a different route.  In episode 58 San Antonio Spurs broadcaster Bill Schoening discusses how one of his early jobs was the death row beat, interviewing people on death row and watching the executions.  He also shares his talent with the guitar and what Greg Popovich is really like.  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. 

Apr 18, 2017

A car accident outside of the Sharks arena nearly cost him his life, but after missing 24 games he returned behind the mic.  In episode 57 San Jose Sharks radio broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky discusses what it was like being that close to dying, what it was like to start with the Sharks in their first year and what it was like broadcasting from the Cow 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. 

Apr 11, 2017

WE ARE PENN STATE! It's a way of life at the University and it means something different to everyone.  In episode 56 Penn State football & basketball broadcaster Steve Jones talks about how he handled the first broadcast following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, what it's like having the broadcasting complex named after him and some of his best Joe Paterno 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. 

Apr 4, 2017

He has broadcast in every state, but Alaska and Idaho and definitely paid his dues before getting a shot in the NHL.  In episode 55 Steve Carroll of the Anaheim Ducks talks about once eating 18 hot dogs during a broadcast in Des Moines and then later in his career the equivalent of seven steaks shrimp cocktail, a loaf of bread and a baked potato, getting mugged in Denver and nearly being shot and finding out about the Ducks opening from another broadcaster in the ECHL.  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.

Mar 28, 2017

Forget about the teams this weeks guest has broadcast for, getting an opportunity to appear in a Key & Peele comedy sketch has to be one of the highlights of your career.  In episode 54 Joel Meyers of the New Orleans Pelicans discusses his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, how he felt about missing out on Kobe's 81-point night and about broadcasting the first Dream Team at the 1992 Barcelona 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.

Mar 21, 2017

He has the perfect FM DJ name, but his dreams were always to become a coach or teacher.  His career, however, headed towards the nations capital and then he took over as voice of Maryland Terrapins football and basketball in 1979. Johnny Holliday discusses working for the Washington Senators and hosting a pre-game show with the great Ted Williams, nearly dying in a Cesna plane crash and being replaced as a DJ by Howard Stern.  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.   

Mar 14, 2017

Do I really need to tease this one?  He's one of the greatest broadcasters in all of sports and arguably the best broadcaster in the NHL.  In Episode 52 Doc Emrick, who does the NHL on NBC, talks about who his idol was growing up and what it was like to broadcast a game with him, how the nickname Doc caught on, how Ernie Harwell helped him with his Doctoral dissertation and which he was more nervous for: the first Stanley Cup Final game he ever did or his first Major League game 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. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.   

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.

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