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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 19, 2020

In an episode from February 6, 2018 it's New England Patriots radio broadcaster Bob Socci. He discusses:

-Playing in Little League games then doing PA right after his game was over

-Captain of the 1985 Auburn Maroons HS State Championship Baseball team and being inducted into their HOF in 2015

-Getting an internship with the Reds while in college at the University of Dayton

-First broadcasting opportunity with the Rochester Red Wings and getting to call Mo Vaughn vs. Mike Mussina

-Sharing the mic with Jack Brickhouse, Harry Caray & Jimmy Piersall while in Peoria

-Seeing Bill Murray in Charleston

-The importance of his broadcasting job with Navy

-Landing the Pawtucket Red Sox job in 2013

-Landing the Patriots job 2 months after getting the Paw Sox job

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May 12, 2020

This replay is from February 7, 2017 with USC Trojans football broadcaster Pete Arbogast. He discusses:

-Participating in the World Body Surfing Championship

-Being Andy Reid's basketball coach when Andy was in 5th grade

-Sending a tape to Dick Enberg

-Being one of three L.A. Clippers broadcasters in their first season

-Being the PA guy for the Los Angeles Dodgers

-Getting the USC football job in 1989, losing in 1994 when the station lost the rights, and getting it back in 2001

-Being inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2015

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May 5, 2020

It's episode 196 with national broadcaster Kenny Albert. he discusses:

-Being born 3 months premature

-His familial last name of Aufrichtig

-Doing stats for his Dad during his 6th birthday

-Becoming the NY Rangers official statistician at 14

-Scoring the first goal in NYU hockey history

-Broadcasting his first NHL game at 21

-Winding up in the back of a police car as part of a practical joke played by Barry Trotz

-Getting his start with the NFL on FOX

-Having to fake an interview with Mayor Bloomberg

-The Olympics

-Doing four sports in four days

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Apr 28, 2020

An episode from January 10, 2017 it's Los Angeles Lakers TV broadcaster Bill Macdonald. He discusses:

- A knee injury cutting his basketball playing days short

- Starting college at UCLA then transferring to USC

- Writing a 200 page booklet on how to market the LA Kings

- Becoming the sideline reporter for the Lakers

- Filling in for Joel Myers on a TV broadcast the night Kobe scored 81

- Calling Kobe's final game where he scored 60

- Being the second longest tenured broadcaster in Lakers history

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Apr 21, 2020

A rebroadcast from December 6, 2106 it's Boston Bruins TV broadcaster Jack Edwards. He discussed:

-His parents being performers helped him in the broadcast booth

-Breaking his leg in soccer at college changed his entire life

-How a freelance job at ESPN landed him on SportsCenter

-His fondness of skiing and getting to ski while covering Alpine skiing at the 1988 Calgary Olympics

-How the 2005-06 NHL lockout landed him a job with the Bruins

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Apr 14, 2020

It's episode 195 with Vegas Golden Knights radio broadcaster Dan D'Uva. He discusses:

-Nearly being banned from a high school football broadcast

-Introducing himself to Doc Emrick and Chico Resch

-Working at the YES Network 

-His time at Syracuse University

-Getting the Monster.com CEO to build a two-story press box for the Cape Cod Team he broadcast for, the Chatham A's

-Getting the nickname the Sicilian Soundbyte

-First home game in Vegas Golden Knights history and addressing the audience after the Vegas shooting

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Apr 7, 2020

From September 27, 2016 Chicago White Sox radio broadcaster Ed Farmer. This episode is In Memoriam after Ed passed away on April 1, 2020. He discussed:

-Pitching the end of the game right before the infamous Disco Demolition occurred on July 12, 1979

-How his brother saved his life with a kidney transplant

-Hitting and breaking Al Cowens jaw in 1979

-Al Cowens getting retribution in 1980 after grounding out and going after Ed as he went back to the dugout

-Working for Golf Digest and evaluating the Top 100 golf courses

-How he went from the field to the booth

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Mar 31, 2020

This is a rebroadcast of an episode from July 15, 2016 with Toronto Blue Jays TV broadcaster Buck Martinez. He discusses:

-How he found out his given first name is John

-Being a second round pick by the Phillies in 1967

-Spending 17 years in the Major Leagues

-Becoming a broadcaster and then manager with no experience

-Why he was fired from managing

-His wife making him take acting lessons

-Getting shot in the eye by his teammate Doug Bird when they were out hunting birds

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Mar 24, 2020

It;s a re-boradcast from March 3, 2016 with radio broadcaster for the Angels, Terry Smith. He discusses:

-His three career paths he was interested in: athlete, coach, or broadcaster

-Doing PXP for Ohio State University

-Spending 19 years with the Columbus Clippers, the Yankees Triple-A affiliate

-Rex Hudler convincing him to apply for the Angels job

-Broadcasting the Angels first World Series title during his first season with the team in 2002

-The passing of his friend, and fellow Angels broadcaster, Rory Markas

-Being the longest tenured Angles broadcaster

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Mar 17, 2020

Episode 194 with Charlotte Hornets radio broadcaster John Focke. He discusses:

-Filming varsity basketball games that his brother was in and doing PXP, but not realizing anyone would hear him when the team went back and watched the tape

-His first job in small town Albert Lea, MN

-Working on the Minnesota Wild radio network

-Going to Northern Michigan to broadcast hockey, football and volleyball

-Working as the Timberwolves producer and filling in on games for Alan Horton

-Going to a party at Prince's house at Paisley Park after the Minnesota Lynx won the 2015 WNBA title

-Running marathons

-Running the Superior 100, a 103.3 mile ultra marathon

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Mar 10, 2020

Episode 193 with Vegas Golden Knights TV broadcaster Dave Goucher.  He discusses:

-Fracturing his neck playing hockey when he was 13

-Mom passing away when he was 19

-Going to Boston University

-Getting his start with the Wheeling Thunderbirds

-Doing PXP for the Providence Bruins

-His call of "Get the Duck Boats Ready" when the Boston Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup

-Why it was time to take the TV job with the Golden Knights

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Mar 3, 2020

It's episode 192 with Atlanta Hawks radio broadcaster Steve Holman. He discusses:

- His incredible Ripkian broadcasting streak

- How his friend getting drafted into the Navy gave him his first break

- First full-time job working for a station owned by Curt Gowdy

- Working for Johnny Most

- Getting to fill in for Johnny Most on a Celtics broadcast

- Moving to Atlanta and broadcasting for the Falcons

- Taking over for John Sterling full-time on the Hawks broadcasts

- Atlanta Olympics

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Feb 25, 2020

Episode 191 with Florida Panthers radio broadcaster Doug Plagens.  He discusses:

- His Dad being a cop and working on the SWAT team and his Mom being a nurse

- Wanting to be a weatherman when he was six

- Winning a High School State Championship in hockey in 2003

- Going to Syracuse after graduating from Lake Forest College

- Filling in on a couple of Columbus Blue Jackets games when he was working for the Syracuse Crunch

- Being named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year when he was with the Idaho Steelheads

-Working for the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL and Cleveland Gladiators of the AFL

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Feb 18, 2020

Episode 190 with Houston Rockets radio broadcaster Craig Ackerman.  He discusses:

-His high school and college baseball career

-Doing an internship with the Houston Rockets

-Getting a job with Rice University doing sideline for football and Men's and Women's Basketball after graduating from Sam Houston State

-University of Houston Men's & Women's Basketball PXP

-Broadcasting the Houston ThunderBears of the Arena League

-Taking over for Gene Peterson, who had been the voice of the Rockets for 33 years

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Feb 11, 2020

Episode 189 with Toronto Raptors radio broadcaster Eric Smith. He discusses:

-Growing up as a Lakers and Bills fan in Toronto

-Working for the Liquor Control Board

-Starting as an intern at FAN in Toronto during his final year of college

-Getting the opportunity to cover the Raptors for FAN at the age of 22

-How Coca-Cola played a role in him getting the radio analyst position with the Raptors

-Switching roles with the play-by-play broadcaster in 2014

Recording a Christmas album "From Brooklyn to Toronto" with Jack Armstrong

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