Tony Caridi doesn't go by the name "Voice of the Mountaineers." That's a title forever held by Jack Fleming. But Tony is the guy that call the Mountaineers on radio, and he's as synonymous with West Virginia fans today as the country roads that take them home. Tony talks about growing roots in WV, learning from the great Jack Fleming, his time as a student at WAER radio in Syracuse and what it's like working with Bob Huggins.
Jared Sandler made it the Majors in his early 20's. It was hard work, persistance and prep meeting opportunity when he joined the Rangers crew. Sandler talks about the chance he took on himself and how that gamble paid off.
Victor Rojas was a baseball player himself, and not only that he is the son of a player and a coach. But it wasn't until a little later that he got into broadcasting...and player procurement...at the same time. Victor talks all about being the voice and GM of the Newark Bears to start his career and what led him to MLB.com and then the Diamondbacks, Rangers and Angels. Follow the Angels broadcaster on twitter @VictorRojas and follow the pod @PxPCast.
Josh Lewin is one of the busiest men in broadcasting. A year ago his September included the New York Mets, the San Diego Chargers, the UCLA Bruins and probably a little prep for UCLA hoops as well. He made it out alive. Josh joins the pod to talk about balancing that schedule, having called games for five different MLB teams, working on the national level at a young age and how to keep your eye on the ball.
Craig Bolerjack has done a ton in his career; from the NFL to downhill skiing. The TV voice of the Utah Jazz first moved out west working in TV news as a sports reporter anc anchor and he's never left. Not only has Bolerjack become associated with the Jazz, but he's also worked for ESPN, FOX and CBS covering at times the NFL and the NCAA Tournament. Bolerjack covers all of those experiences and dives into his approach to broadcasting including prep and how exactly do you handle calling a game in an environment that isn't as loud as you might like.
Dave Wills has been one half of the Rays Radio broadcast since 2005. He and Andy Freed team for one of the top booths in baseball. A native of Chicago and former member of the White Sox crew and the inaugural voice of the Kane County Cougars (A-, Midwest League), Wills discusses climbing the ranks through broadcasting, the phone call that didn't go as planned, working with Andy on-air, having his on bobblehead and more.
Don Fischer is one of the longest tenured broadcasters in all of college athletics. Having just completed his 44th year as the "Voice of the Hoosiers," Don has seen...well, he's almost seen it all in Bloomington. On the call for three of Indiana's five national titles in basketball and on the air for the rebuild under Tom Crean, Fischer has carried Hossier fans through the ups and downs...but mostly ups...of the last four decades. HE joins the pod to tell stories of his career, why he still uses a stick mic and how the very first broadcast of his career went.
"Touchdown Titans! There are no flags on the field! It's a miracle! Tennessee has pulled a miracle!" It was Mike Keith's first season as a pxp voice in the NFL and he didn't feel he was having his best game...then he made on of the more iconic calls in recent NFL memory. The long-tenured voice of the Titans joins the podcast this week to talk about that call in the 2000 NFL playoffs and more about his career.
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Brian Sieman mapped out a path to the NBA early in his broadcasting career. That path included a run through basketball's minor leagues...a road less traveled for most. But for Sieman it worked perfectly and not long after he was in the WNBA and the NBA in Minnesota. Sieman talks about that journey, his role now with the Clippers, his prep, how he conducts interviews and more in episode 53 of #PxPCast.
Kevin Calabro spent 2016-17 as his first as the TV voice of the Portland Trailblazers...that after he spent nearly a decade working with the Pac-12 Networks, ESPN and ESPN Radio and calling the NBA Finals. Of course, before that he spent two decades as the voice of the Seattle SuperSonics. Needless to say he's one of the more respected voices in the NBA and this week he's on PxPCast.