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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."

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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Feb 5, 2019

It's episode 145 with Orlando Magic radio broadcaster Dennis Neumann.  He discusses: 

- His stepson being in the military

- Running the Marine Corps Marathon

- Going into a flight simulator

- Going to the University of Oregon

- Being on campus during the filming of Animal House

- Getting a golf scholarship to the University of Oregon

- Being hired by the Magic in their third season of existence

- What it was like during the Shaq & Penny days

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Jan 29, 2019

It's episode 144 with Pittsburgh Penguins broadcaster Josh Getzoff.  He discusses:

- Being a runner/intern for 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

- Getting his start in hockey with an online blog "Proud to Puck"

- Being named TV Sportscaster of the Year by the Illinois Broadcasters Association

- Circumventing the hiring process for the Pens pre- and post-game host job by sending an email directly to the people doing the hiring

- Receiving an egg timer from Penguins broadcaster Mike Lange

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Jan 22, 2019

It's episode 143 with Detroit Pistons radio broadcaster Mark Champion.  He discusses:

- Going to Ball State

- Getting his start at a small FM radio station in his hometown of Muncie, IN

- Applying for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers job in 1978, but not getting it

- Finally landing the Bucs job in 1979

- Having to do a game from the endzone stands in Oakland in 1981

- Getting the Detroit Lions job in 1989

- Broadcasting all of Barry Sanders' runs in his career

- Joining the Detroit Pistons in 1980

- Malice in the Palace

- Having heart surgery in 2016

- Doing the 1992, 94, and 98 Winter Olympics for CBS radio

- Being the voice of the Disney Super Bowl Commercials

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Jan 15, 2019

It's episode 142 with UNLV Runnin Rebels Men's Basketball broadcaster Jon Sandler.  He discusses:

- What it's like living in Las Vegas

- Losing his parents at an early age

- Graduating from Stanford

- Going to law school at the University of Virginia

- Taking a 93% pay cut to become a play-by-play broadcaster in Salinas, CA

- Having the lights go out during first home game because they plugged in the hot dog warmer

- Moving to Las Vegas to broadcast for the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars

- Fracturing his orbital from an errant throw during batting practice

- Working for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL

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Jan 8, 2019

It's episode 141 with Charlotte Hornets radio broadcaster Chris Kroeger.  He discusses:

-Going to Appalachian State

-Beginning college without a major, but getting started in radio when he saw a flyer saying the school radio station was looking for a DJ

-Creating a sports talk show in school with his buddies

-Working at IMG College

-Forgetting to turn on the UCLA men's basketball broadcasters mics and having a couple of minutes of dead air

-Going back home to Charlotte to do a radio show

-Being offered the Hornets pre- & post-game hosting position in 2015

-Becoming the NBA's youngest broadcaster in 2018 with the Hornets

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Jan 1, 2019

It's episode 140 with Green Bay Packers broadcaster Wayne Larrivee. He discusses:

- Growing up a Packers fan while living in Lee, MA

- Taking a year off of Emerson College to go down to Pampas, TX

- Broadcasting the Quad Cities Angels

- Finding out the Kansas City Chiefs job was open through Broadcasting Magazine

- Landing the job at WGN Radio and getting the Chicago Bears job in 1985

- Doing the Fog Bowl in 1989

- Getting the Chicago Bulls job in 1991

- The backlash the Chicago Cubs got after he was hired to take over for Harry Caray on road broadcasts in 1996

- Word getting out about him taking the Packers job while with the Bears & his final game with Bears was against the Packers

- The first time he used "Dagger"

- Broadcasting three of the most iconic players in sports: Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, and Brett Favre

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Dec 25, 2018

It's episode 139 with Portland Trail Blazers TV broadcaster Kevin Calabro.  He discusses:

- His Dad working communications on a Naval vessel in WWII

- Being on the speech team in high school

- Hosting a late night jazz show at Butler University

- Being in charge of the music at the fraternity house parties

- Broadcasting the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers despite not knowing anything about hockey

- Being the youngest broadcaster in the NBA in 1983 with the Kansas City Kings

- Life as a wacky morning show co-host

- Getting a job with the Seattle SuperSonics, working with original broadcaster Bob Blackburn and flipping a coin to see who would call the fourth quarter of games

- Broadcasting the 2000 U.S. Men's Basketball Team at the Sydney Olympics

- Not wanting to move to Oklahoma City with the SuperSonics left

- Use of the nicknames "Rein Man" for Shawn Kemp and "The Glove" for Gary Payton

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