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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 21, 2019

Episode 160 with Texas Tech Red Raiders Men's Basketball broadcaster Geoff Haxton. He discusses:

-Playing baseball at Southern Nazarene

-Transferring to Oklahoma State

-Being at the OSU homecoming parade when a woman drove her car through the crowd

-Tweeting updates from the scene and becoming the first eye witness source for many news outlets

-Being a finalist for both the Toledo and Texas Tech jobs at the same time

-Having his luggage lost when he went to interview for Tech and going to Wal Mart to buy a shirt and slacks

-Going to the Elite Eight and College World Series in 2018

-Being at the Final Four in Minneapolis

-His home run call "Adios Muchachos"

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May 14, 2019

It's episode 159 with Philadelphia 76ers radio broadcaster Tom McGinnis.  He discusses:

-Growing up wearing a Milwaukee brace because of having scoliosis

-Beginning his college career at Illinois Benedictine playing basketball, but then transferring to Northern Illinois to begin his broadcasting career

-Moving to Charleston, SC and covering the Citadel, minor league baseball and The Masters

-Working in the CBA

-Broadcasting hockey in Charleston, SC and Cleveland

-Going to games at Chicago Stadium with his Dad when he was younger & then bringing his Dad to the first game he broadcast at Chicago Stadium

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May 7, 2019

Episode 158 with Cleveland Indians radio broadcaster Tom Hamilton.  He discusses:

-Growing up on a dairy farm outside of Waterloo, WI

-Tending bar to make ends meet when he first started in the business

-Seeing the Indians opening in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

-Working with Herb Score

-First Indians game called due to a blizzard

-Son Nick being drafted by the Indians

-Watching his son play in an Indians Major League Spring Training Game

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Apr 30, 2019

It's episode 157 with Colorado Avalanche radio broadcaster Conor McGahey.  He discusses:

-Growing up in a ski town in Colorado

-Being in the jazz band, string ensemble, and audio theater tech in high school

-How being in the pep band landed him his public address announcing job

-First public address announcing job doing Colorado Buffaloes football 

-Taking over for the legendary Alan Roach and doing the Denver Broncos PA job

-Doing pre- and post for the Vegas Golden Knights

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Apr 23, 2019

It's episode 156 with Washington Wizards radio broadcaster Dave Johnson.  He discusses:

-His Mom having MS

-His Mom passing when he was in high school

-His Dad telling him to pursue broadcasting

-Producing a show in Baltimore that featured Johnny Unitas

-Broadcasting Naval Academy Sports

-Broadcasting the 2006 World Cup for XM, including the final between Italy & France

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Apr 16, 2019

It's episode 155 with MSG Networks, New York Knicks Radio Broadcaster Ed Cohen.  He discusses:

-Growing up in Scarsdale

-Going to Ithaca College

-Working for the Burlington Royals

-The influence legendary Rutgers Women's Basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer had on him landing the job

-Working for SiriusXM

-Doing international events for One World Sports

-Broadcasting weightlifting at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

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Apr 9, 2019

It's episode 154 with the broadcaster for the National Champion University of Virginia Cavaliers Men's Basketball team Dave Koehn.  he discusses:

-Growing up in Colorado Springs

-Being a 3X State champ in tennis in high school

-Being an avid skier

-Taking Tom Hedrick's class at the University of Kansas

-Interning at KOA with Denver Broncos & University of Colorado broadcaster Larry Zimmer

-Moving to Vermont to do Men's Basketball and the Minor League baseball, Vermont Lake Monsters

-Getting the call he got the UVA job while broadcasting a Lake Monsters game

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Apr 2, 2019

Episode 153 with Oklahoma City Thunder TV broadcaster Chris Fisher. He discusses:

-Growing up in Sonoma

-Majoring in poly-sci at USC

-Going to the Baseball Winter Meetings and landing a job with the Potomac Nationals

-Nearly taking an internship with the St. Paul Saints

-Climbing Machu Picchu in Peru

-Being in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down for months

-Current limitations from the accident

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Mar 26, 2019

It's episode 152 with Dallas Stars broadcaster Josh Bogorad. He discusses:

-Becoming a radio correspondent for the L.A. Kings while still in high school

-Driving to the CHL league office during their annual meeting to land a job with the Corpus Christi IceRays

-Being named Broadcaster of the Year four straight years

-How not having back surgery landed him a job in the ECHL with the Alaska Aces

-Going from PXP with Alaska to a radio host in the NHL with the Stars

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Mar 19, 2019

It's episode 151 with Sacramento Kings radio broadcaster Gary Gerould.  He discusses:

-How he got the nickname "G-Man"

-Dad passing away when Gary was young and his Mom being constantly ill

-His college sweetheart's (now his wife) Dad, who was a minister, helping him get his first job on radio

-Reporting on a bull loose on the highway

-Being inside the pits for Indy Car races

-Interviewing Evel Knievel from his hospital bed

-Covering the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul

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Mar 12, 2019

Episode 150 with NBCSN/TSN hockey broadcaster Chris Cuthbert. He discusses:

-Initially wanting to be a history teacher

-Going to a psychology lab on public speaking and anxiety to help with his shyness while at Queen's University 

-Getting his start in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes

-How his job with the NASL's Montreal Manic helped him land a job with the CBC

-How a power outage in Montreal helped him get the opportunity to do PXP for the Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins playoff series

-Broadcasting rowing/canoeing for the 2004 Olympics in Athens

-Calling the 2010 hockey Gold Medal Game between Canada-USA

-Being inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame

-Calling the first Humboldt hockey game on TSN the year following the bus crash

-Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

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Mar 5, 2019

It's episode 149 with University of Michigan Men's Basketball and new Detroit Tigers broadcaster Matt Shepard.  He discusses:

- Listening to Tigers games with his Dad Yale

- Being a walk-on baseball player at Eastern Michigan

- Transferring to Central Michigan

- Going to the Baseball Winter Meetings in 1989 in Nashville with 300 resumes and getting one response, that landed him a job with the Charleston (WV) Wheelers

- Contacting Ernie Harwell for career advice

- Being in a plane crash while with the University of Michigan on their way to Washington D.C.

- Becoming the Detroit Tigers broadcaster

- Broadcasting all 4 of Detroit's sports teams

- His wife and son being in a major car accident 

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Feb 26, 2019

It's episode 148 with Wisconsin Badgers football and Men's Basketball broadcaster Matt Lepay.  He discusses:

- Growing up in Vandalia, OH (pop 15,000)

- Dropping the F-word while doing an Ohio State hockey game

- Getting his first job in the 34th largest media market in Columbus

- Leaving his sports anchor job in Madison because he didn't enjoy it

- Doing pre- and post for the Badgers from 1989-93

- Turning down the Minnesota Vikings job

- Broadcasting the record breaking 408 yards of Melvin Gordon for the Badgers

- What it was like when Semaje Perine broke Gordon's record the following week

- Doing Milwaukee Brewers games

- Bob Uecker

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Feb 19, 2019

It's episode 147 with Anaheim Ducks TV broadcaster John Ahlers.  He discusses:

- Graduating from Michigan State

- Getting the job with the Louisville IceHawks and having to live on a 40-foot scissor lift for a week to help sell season tickets

- Being stranded in West Virginia during a roadtrip because of a snowstorm

- Being the 1996 IHL Broadcaster of the Year

- Landing his first NHL job in 1999 with the Tampa Bay Lighting 

- Landing the job with the Ducks in 2002

- Hosting the game show Poker Royale

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Feb 12, 2019

It's episode 146 with Rutger's Men's Basketball broadcaster & WFAN anchor Jerry Recco.  He discusses:

- His insane schedule of waking up at 2:30 a.m.

- His first college closing because of financial issues

- Beginning his career at WFAN as an intern

- Why he left WFAN for about six months

- Returning to WFAN and covering the New York Giants & New York Jets

- Broadcasting Columbia basketball and football

- Mike & The Mad Dog

- Don Imus

- Filling in for Craig Carton when he was arrested

- Why he didn't want to fill the seat of Craig Carton

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