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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 25, 2018

It's a ReBroadcast of an April 23, 2016 episode with Greg Sharpe of the University of Nebraska.  He discusses:

- Being the sideline reporter for Kansas State when they went 0-21-1 over two years

- Having 48 hours to prepare for his first fill-in game with Nebraska against Number 8 Kansas

- The deep roots his family has with the University of Nebraska where his Mom graduated from and his Uncle being a loyal booster

- What it was like working with coach Bo Pelini

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Sep 18, 2018

A rebroadcast from April 5, 2016 with University of Colorado football and basketball broadcaster Mark Johnson. He discusses:

- Despite not going to Syracuse, what it was like landing the Syracuse broadcasting job

- Broadcasting the 2003 NCAA Championship with Carmelo Anthony in it

- Replacing the legendary Larry Zimmer at the University of Colorado

- His wife being Miss Potato Bowl

- His son having cerebral palsy

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Sep 11, 2018

It's a re-broadcast from from June 21, 2016 with Detroit Tigers TV broadcaster Mario Impemba. He discusses:

- Sending letters and tapes to Ernie Harwell while in high school and college

- Working a season with Ernie Harwell

- Broadcasting for one of the worst team's in baseball history

- Broadcasting one of the most historic baseball moments, Cal Ripken breaking the Iron Man streak

- Justin Verlander no-hitters

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Sep 4, 2018

We re-broadcast an earlier episode and it's Ted Robinson of NBC Sports & the San Francisco 49ers.  He discusses:

- One of his calls being on the TV in the movie A Few Good Men

- Broadcasting Wimbledon, The French Open & multiple Olympic events

- Being on the field as a manager for the Rudy game

- Working alongside John McEnroe

- Running in 4 marathons including The Boston Marathon

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Aug 28, 2018

It's episode 127 with Brian Sexton of the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He discusses:

- His Dad encouraging him to get a business degree instead of going into broadcasting

- Taking Tom Hedrick's class at Kansas

- Working as an unpaid host of former Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin's radio show

- Giving the Jaguars a demo tape of him calling eight men football

- Being hired as the youngest broadcaster in the NFL at the age of 25 in 1994

- Being the only broadcaster the Jaguars ever had from 1994-2014

- Losing the Jaguars job after 20 years

- Being a 2nd Degree black belt in Taekwondo

- Being a motivational speaker since 2015

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Aug 21, 2018

It's episode 126 with Joe Block of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He discusses:

- Wanting to be a game show host like Wink Martindale

- Approaching Ernie Harwell at Tiger Stadium when he was sitting in the stands

- Writing letters to guys like Jack Edwards, Charley Steiner and other ESPN anchors

- Starting CallOfTheGame.com

- Filling in on Montreal Expos broadcasts

- His dinner with Bob Uecker prior to getting the Milwaukee Brewers job

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Aug 14, 2018

No new episode this week, so we bring you the most listened to ever from April 26, 2016. It's Paul Allen of the Minnesota Vikings.  He discusses:

- Why he wears his emotion on his sleeve when calling Vikings games

- Most heartbreaking moment with the Vikings

- His first viral moment

- The call he would use if the Vikings won the Super Bowl

- How he juggles being the voice of the Vikings, hosting a show on KFAN and calling races at Canterbury Park

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Aug 7, 2018

It's episode 125 with Tom Hedrick formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Reds, three Super Bowls and the Cotton Bowl from 1970-76.  He discusses:

- His Mom being an elementary school reading teacher and his Dad being a pastor

- Broadcasting KU football and basketball in his 20s

- How Chiefs head coach Hank Stram helped him land the opportunity to broadcast Super Bowl I

- His first interaction with Vince Lombardi

- Being a teacher at KU and only giving out two A's during his time, one of them to Kevin Harlan

- Writing the book “The Art of Sportscasting: How to Build a Successful Career” and interviewing 91 different broadcasters 

- Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends.

Jul 31, 2018

It's episode 124 with Kansas City Royals broadcaster Steve Physioc. He discusses:

- Being on academic probation his first year at Kansas State

- Nearly becoming a lumberjack

- Taking the job of Todd Donahoe at WLWT and then later on Todd introducing him to his future wife Stacey

- Working for the Cincinnati Reds and getting married on the same day that Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb's hit record

- Having to delay his honeymoon until Rose broke the hits record

- Working with Jerry Springer 

- Writing the book The Walls of Lucca

- Seeing the movie Bucket List and then going out with his wife and creating their own bucket list of things to do including traveling 5,000 miles across the U.S., doing a random act of kindness and a silly yoga pose in each state

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Jul 24, 2018

It's episode 123 with Angels TV broadcaster Victor Rojas. He discusses:

- Growing up while his Dad Cookie played in the Major Leagues

- Pitching one season in the minor leagues with the Angels

- Working at Upper Deck

- Broadcasting for the Newark Bears and then becoming the General Manager while also being a broadcaster

- Signing Jose Canseco

- Getting a job with MLB.com

- Replacing Rory Markas after he passed away

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Jul 17, 2018

It's episode 122 with Wichita State Shockers broadcaster Mike Kennedy.  He discusses:

- Being a vocal music major at Wichita State

- Being on duty at the campus radio station when news broke when the football team's plane crashed on October 2, 1970

- Where he was just two months later when the Marshall team plane crashed

- Turning down the opportunity to be the voice of the Jacksonville Jaguars

- Being inducted into the Shocker Hall of Fame, Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame, & Kansas Broadcasters Hall of Fame

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Jul 10, 2018

Episode 121 with Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman.  He discusses:

- At the age of 10 going into the Reds clubhouse and meeting Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez

- Working alongside Johnny Bench in the Reds broadcast booth at the age of 25

- Being anointed as the heir apparent to Harry Caray by Harry himself

- Not telling his parents he applied for the Cubs job because he didn't think he would get it

- Having vocal cord surgery in 2016

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Jul 3, 2018

It's episode 120 with Houston Rockets radio broadcaster Matt Thomas.  He discusses:

- His dream of becoming a game show host

- Participating in choir in high school

- Being the high school mascot

- Getting the Rockets PA job at the age of 22

- Doing the PA job at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

- Broadcasting at his alma mater, the University of Houston

- First opportunity to do PXP for the Houston Rockets in 2013

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Jun 26, 2018

It's episode 119 with TSN's Gord Miller.  He discusses:

- Fighting for a curfew law in his town at the age of 14

- Broadcasting the Junior World Championships

- What it's like covering the NHL trade deadline with TSN

- Covering Wayne Gretzky's retirement

- Broadcasting the Men's Olympic Hockey Tournament in Vancouver in 2010 and the 2012 Olympic Track and Field 100m with Usain Bolt

- The devastation from the Humboldt bus crash

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Jun 19, 2018

It's episode 118 with Houston Astros TV broadcaster Todd Kalas.  He discusses:

- Growing up at Veteran's Stadium and hanging out with Pete Rose Jr., the Boone's & Ryan Luzinski

- His most embarrassing moment on TV 

- Taking over for Joe Buck in Louisville with the RedBirds in 1991

- Doing an inning of the 2008 World Series with his Dad

- The note he penned to his Dad after the Phillies clinches the 2008 World Series

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