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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."

Sep 13, 2016

Los Angeles has a new football team and at 33-years-old J.B. Long steps into the second largest media market to call football for the Rams.  Two months after buying a home in San Francisco, Long got the call that he was the voice of Los Angeles' rebirth of the Rams.  In episode 26 Long discusses his journey to one of the most coveted jobs in the second largest media market, how a relationship with Don Ohlmeyer's (NBC) son landed him an internship at the Athens Olympics and how he was tabbed to be a broadcaster in RIO in 2016, but had that dream taken away because of his new job, with the Rams.  Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and you can follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV.  You can find the podcast at 1500ESPN or at PodcastOne under the Society & Culture tab.

Sep 6, 2016

It's tough enough to replace a legend, but what happens when that legend passes away.  In episode 25 Jeff Culhane, the new voice of North Dakota State Bison, discusses how he is making the transition in becoming the football broadcaster after the passing of Scott Miller.  Jeff also talks about his time at West Virginia and Nebraska and what it's like see your photo on the cover of a magazine.  Be sure and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  You can follow us on twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV.  You can find the podcast at 1500 ESPN and at Podcast One.

Aug 30, 2016

In episode 24 Ryan Lefebvre talks about the difficulty his last name has caused and what every kid can relate to: the first day of school and the teacher trying to pronounce your last name.  He talks about the relationship with his Dad, Jim, the former NL Rookie of the Year with the Dodgers.  Trying to take the baseball playing path, Ryan discusses how he quit just two weeks into his professional career and his battle with depression.  Be sure to download the podcast, and rate it, on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com & PodcastOne.com in the Society & Culture area.  

Aug 23, 2016

He went to Kansas State and his first big time job was with K-State, but a battle over radio rights put a halt to his broadcasting career.  In Episode 23 Greg Sharpe discusses how he handled losing the job as broadcaster for his alma mater, how turning down another Big 12 job turned out to be the best decision in his career because it led to him becoming the voice of one of the most coveted jobs in all of college athletics, the radio broadcaster for the University of Nebraska football team.  Be sure to download the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  Feel free to email us your thoughts at TheVoiceBTV@gmail.com.  You can find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Aug 16, 2016

In episode 22 Ken Korach of the Oakland A's discusses what it was like writing a book about the legendary broadcaster Bill King, the emotions he went through during the Dallas Braden perfect game and what it was like broadcasting his first game with the A's, not in Oakland, not in a Major League ballpark, but in Las Vegas, where he had spent so many years as a minor league broadcaster.  Download and rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can also find the podcast on 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com in the Society & Culture tab.

Aug 9, 2016

In episode 21 Jack Michaels (aka Todd Clark) discusses how he came up with the name Jack Michaels, what it was like to be a North Dakota grad, but broadcast games for North Dakota State and losing a very good friend and legendary NDSU broadcaster Scott Miller.  You can follow the podcast via social media on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can email us at TheVoiceBTV@gmail.com.  Be sure and listen to all the episodes on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and rate us.  You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com or at PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Aug 2, 2016

After 19 seasons as the voice of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Paul Edmonds finally got his big break.  Working for an Independent baseball team in Manitoba that was treated like a Major League organization, Edmonds was one of the most well-respected broadcasters, not just in the Northern League/American Association, but also in Canada.  While the Goldeyes games were broadcast on TSN, one of the biggest networks in the area, Edmonds made a name for himself that eventually landed him the job as the radio voice of the Winnipeg Jets, who had just returned as an NHL franchise. Edmonds discusses the moment he got the job, the difficulty in taking over for the guy who had the job, but having him stay on as a color analyst and the devastation of losing an American Association playoff series in the deciding game on a walk-off throwing error. You can find the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast, at 1500ESPN.com or PodcastOne.com in the Society & Culture section.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV and feel free to email us at TheVoiceBTV@gmail.com.

Jul 26, 2016

Dave Nitz has spent more than 40 years with Louisiana Tech doing football, basketball and baseball.  When he's not with Louisiana Tech he spends his summers as the voice of the Sioux City Explorers in the American Association.  He's worked year round for as long as he can remember.  Dave discusses calling more than 2,500 games at La. Tech, the bookend of having Lou Holtz as a head coach at William & Mary and his son Skip at La. Tech and the key to being married for 51 years.  Be sure and follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can find the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, also on 1500ESPN.com and on PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Jul 19, 2016

In Episode 18 Bob Davis, the recently retired voice of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball and football teams discusses life in retirement, the best moments of his more than 30 years as the voice of the Jayhawks and some of the great Kansas teams of all-time.  You can listen to every episode of the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts plus on 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  Follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.

Jul 12, 2016

He has been Mr. Fox Sports North for many years and finally landed the coveted job of TV broadcaster for the Minnesota Wild in 2012.  Landing your dream job isn't always the most ecstatic moment in your life, especially when the fans spew anger at the choice.  In Episode 17 of The Voice Behind the Voice Anthony LaPanta discusses how he felt during those moments, what it was like to be the first ever broadcaster of the St. Paul Saints and all the former and future Major Leaguers he interacted with and what it's been like working in your hometown your entire life.  You can follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV and listen to all episodes at 1500ESPN.com and on PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Jul 11, 2016

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.

Jul 5, 2016

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.

Jun 28, 2016

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.

Jun 21, 2016

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.

Jun 14, 2016

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.  

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