Ken Daniels has spent 21 years as the telvision voice of the Detroit Red Wings, coming to the states from Ontario and Hockey Night in Canada. The author of the book "If These Walls Could Talk: The Detroit Red Wings," Daniels recounts and dives deeper into some of the stories and experiences of the book and of his career. Topics range from working with his idols in Canada, jumping to the NHL without having experienced the minor leagues, working with Scotty Bowman and much more. Ken also discusses the death of his son Jamie in 2016 and the opiod epidemic that surrounded it. For more information please visit JamieDanielsFoundation.org and check out the recent story about Jamie from E:60 on espn.com.
Tim Roye has been the voice of the Golden State Warriors on radio since 1995. In that time he's seen some incredible basketball...and some not so incredible basketball. Tim talks about describing both ends of the spectrum, his attention to detail on the air, how he made his way from the northeast to the west coast and his love for radio at a very early age. Follow Tim on twitter @warriorsvox.
Kate Scott is a pioneering female pxp voice working with the Pac-12 Networks and hosting Pac-12 Today on SiriusXM radio. In 2016 she made her NFL debut, filling in for Ted Robinson on a pair of 49ers preseason games. A soccer star in high school, Kate went to college at Cal and got the journalism itch, working across mediums and across the Bay Area, building her profile to the rising broadcaster we have come to know today.
Andy Masur has been the pregame host of the Chicago Cubs. Then he was the voice of the San Diego Padres. Now he's back in Chicago...this time across town on the southside. It's been a wild ride and Masur joins the podcast to walk us through his trip to the Major Leagues and back home. We'll also break down what makes a good baseball broadcast and we'll talk Sister Jean.
Brent Stover has been with CBS Sports Network for over a decade serving as the ultimate jack-of-all-trades. One of the network's top anchors, Brent also calls many of its top pxp assignments. This week's epsidoe dives into a lot of what makes a great broadcast on TV, calling non-traditional sports, maturing and coming into your own and, of course, his thoughts when he received his first CBS blue blazer.
Matt Chazanow is in his third year as the voice of the Washington State Cougars. He previously worked full-time for IMG in North Carolina and before that, part-time for IMG while also piecing together barista work to make it in broadcasting. Chaz breaks down his efforts to chase after his goals, what turned him on to broadcasting, not going to Syracuse for broadcasting...but winding up on that path anyway and much more. Oh, and there's Mike Leach talk too...
From the Olympics to the NFL on NBC to anchoring at WKYC in Cleveland and the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Browns, Jim Donovan has seen the broadcasting world from several different angles. On this week's pod Donovan discusses working in the NFL, charting his path to becoming the Voice of the Browns, working in TV and getting back to the PxP world and more.
Just who does John Rooke work for? That's always the question. A veteran of more then 30 years in the sports broadcasting industry, Rooke has spent much of it as the basketball voice of the Providence Friars and the PA voice of the New England Patriots. In addition to that he's been seen and heard on radios and televisions calling a wide variety of sports across pretty much every level of competition. This week, he's the 90th guest on PxPCast!
Eric Hasseltine became the voice of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2005. A native of California, he's called Memphis home since 2001. Hasseltine originally joined the Grizz as a pre and postgame host before he took over pxp duties upon the tragic passing of Don Poier in 2005. Hasseltine discusses his beginnings in the business, his move to Memphis, Poier's influence on him, filling Don's shoes and much more.
For 39 years Joe Tait was known as one of the best PxP voices in the NBA. But he was more than that. Tait may be best know for his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he also spent much of his career doubling with the Cleveland Indians and spent significant time with the Cleveland Rockers of the WNBA. In an hour conversation Tait discusses the hallmarks of his craft and how he approached it, how to tell stories, how he prepped and much more.