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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.