Goose Gossage isn't a play-by-play broadcaster, but on July 6 he was in the booth with me for a sit down chat during an inning of a Saints game. What you will hear is the entirety of that chat, in the context of the game, and Gossage's thoughts on various topics. He chats about the unwritten rules, how many times he intentionally threw at a hitter, how he feels about Bryce Harper and much more. This is an extremely candid and raw interview. You can follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV and find the podcast on 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com on the Society & Culture tab.
He's the first guest that has experience as a player, manager and play-by-play broadcaster. Buck Martinez has seen a lot in his nearly 50 years of experience in the game of baseball. The catcher discusses how many times he put down the sign for a pitcher to throw at a hitter, discusses how he got the name Buck and why he's decided to write three books. Be sure and follow us on twitter @TheVoiceBTV on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV and you can find the podcast on 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com. You can always email us at TheVoiceBTV@gmail.com.
How does a broadcaster handle his emotions during a broadcast when he feels like all the calls are going against his team? What if one of those calls goes viral? Alan Horton of the Minnesota Timberwolves discusses that along with what it's like to broadcast for a team that has a tough time over the last few years winning games. He also discusses how many players know his name on Episode 15 of the Voice Behind the Voice. Be sure and follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV and you can also find the podcast on 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com.
Mario Impemba has been on both sides of history. Whether it's closing in on the Major League record for most losses by a team, calling a Justin Verlander no-hitter or having the chance to be a part of one of the biggest moments in baseball history in his first season as a Major League broadcaster when Cal Ripken broke the Iron Man streak. Mario has seen a lot in his 20 plus years in the booth and we discuss it all in a jam packed episode. Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, or go to 1500ESPN.com or find us in the Society & Culture section on PodcastOne.com. Also be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV or on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBehindtheVoice.
After 13 years of doing minor league hockey for the Hamilton Bulldogs Derek Wills got his shot at the big time with the Calgary Flames. He discusses what it was like to call the longest game in American Hockey League history, what it was like replacing a guy who was the voice of the Flames for more than three decades and why despite growing up near Toronto he was an Oilers fan. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, on Facebook at TheVoiceBehindtheVoice and you can find the podcast on 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com in the Society & Culture area.
On no sleep and catching an early morning flight from Dallas to Minnesota, Mark Followill decided to sit down with Sean Aronson and discuss the tricks of the trade. A whirlwind 72 hours for Followill took him from Detroit to Dallas to Minnesota to call a basketball game, a soccer match and then another basketball game. Followill discusses the nickname Dirk gave him, his interactions with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and if he thinks every player knows his name. Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at TheVoiceBehindtheVoice. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and on podcastone.com under Society and Culture.
Chuck Kaiton called the final game for the Hartford Whalers and ushered in a new era with the Carolina Hurricanes. A stickler for pronunciation, Kaiton is also the man who helps decide the Hall of Fame broadcasters in the NHL. So who made the call to him when he was inducted into the HOF? He talks about that, the emotions he went through during the final game with the Whalers and what it was like to call a Stanley Cup winning moment. You can now find the podcast at ESPN1500.com, subscribe via iTunes, follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBehindTheVoice.
Cory Provus has worked with some of the best and brightest in the world of broadcasting. From Ron Santo to Bob Uecker he's learned from men with an amazing sense of humor and the ability to weave a story into their broadcast. Provus discusses his Chicago Cub fandom, having dinner with Uecker and some of his favorite wrestlers. Also, a big moment for the podcast as we've joined the 1500 ESPN podcast family. You can now find us at 1500ESPN.com and very soon on Podcast One (PodcastOne.com). You can continue following us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBehindtheVoice.
Brian Jeffries is a one man band when it comes to the University of Arizona. Having one of the pre-eminent jobs with the Arizona Men's Basketball team isn't enough for this versatile broadcaster. He also does Arizona football and baseball. Brian discusses what it's like when he has to go from a pre-season basketball tournament in Hawaii to a football game on the mainland. He discusses who he believes are the five best basketball players at Arizona, what it's like to sit down and talk with coach Lute Olson and if he has any of the same musical tastes as former Arizona great Luke Walton's Dad.
Randy Hahn is more than just the TV broadcaster for the San Jose Sharks. He was instrumental in getting the franchise to San Jose and turned that hard work into a full-time gig as their TV voice. He discusses what it took to bring the franchise to Northern California, what it's like to be the voice on a video game and how he landed a role in an Academy Award Winning film. Don't forget to follow us on twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBehindtheVoice. Also, please subscribe via iTunes.
After 22 years of broadcasting minor league baseball, 19 withthe New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Columbus, Terry Smithmade his Major League debut in 2002 with the Angels. Perhapshe brought them good luck as the Angels won their only World Seriestitle that year. Terry discusses how Rex Hudler helped himland the Angels job, the importance of family and what it was liketo have his broadcast partner, Rory Markas, pass away. Thisis one of the more emotional and rawest Voice Behind the Voiceepisodes yet. Follow us on Twitter at @thevoicebtv or onFacebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBehindtheVoice.
Ever wonder what Paul Allen would say if the Vikings win the Super Bowl. He tells us in this entertaining and informative chat. He is a self described cheerleader for the Minnesota Vikings and wears his emotion on his sleeve, but Paul Allen doesn't apologize for that. Many of his calls live on in soundbites across the internet. He discusses his most memorable and heartbreaking moment as a Vikings broadcaster (it's the same game), his first viral moment and how he juggles being the voice of the Vikings, doing a three hour show on KFAN and calling the races at Canterbury Park. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheVoiceBTV or on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBehindtheVoice
He has spent 35 years with the LA Kings and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015 becoming the third Kings broadcaster to earn the distinctive honor. In 1990 he took over the radio duties and in 2012 called the Kings first Stanley Cup Championship, the first in franchise history. He had to wait just two seasons to call his second. He discusses the influence his father had on him in the business, how a minor league hockey coach helped him get the job with the Kings, what it was like when the Kings won the Cup, if he ever got to drink out of it and what it's like being among the pantheon of HOF LA broadcasters.
When you have a chance to sit down with a broadcaster that has called nearly every potential sport you jump at the opportunity. Ted Robinson is the voice of Wimbledon, the French Open, multiple Olympic events, NCAA basketball and countless other sporting events. He is currently the radio voice for the San Francisco 49ers and used to broadcast for the Minnesota Twins. Sean Aronson discusses all of this along with what it was like to be on the field, as a Notre Dame manager, for the Rudy game, having John McEnroe as your broadcast partner and replacing legendary broadcasters.
Mark Johnson, the radio voice of the University of Colorado football and men's basketball discusses what it was like to replace the legendary voice, Larry Zimmer in the booth. While he didn't go to Syracuse, he managed to land the basketball broadcasting job and discusses what it was like to get that position and call the Carmelo Anthony led championship team. Also, he discusses what it's like having former athletes jump into the booth and how good Peyton Manning might be as an analyst.