Bob Joyce worked his way up from a producer to a pre- and postgame host and sideline reporter to become the pxp voice of the Connecticut women's basketball team. He's now been to nine Final Fours and called two winning streaks of 90 and 102 games. It's been quite the ride. Bob breaks down what it's been like to broadcast all of that from his courtside seat.
Dave Ryan holds the distinguished? role of being both a guest on this podcast and also one of host Joel Godett's college professors. Dave taught Joel's TV Sports Reporting course when both were at Syracuse. Okay, maybe that's not the most distinguished thing in the world. But what is pretty outstanding is Dave's career that spans CBS Sports Network, ESPN and Westwood One radio. While at ESPN Dave was the voice of prfoessional bowling and of collegiate lacrosse, broadcasting the Final Four until his departure for CBS in 2009. Since jumping to CBS Sports Network Dave has called a variety of sports including college football and basketball and has dug back into his bowling and lacrosse roots.
Find Dave on twitter @DaveRyno12 and follow the podcast @PxPCast.
Josh Whetzel is the longtime voice of the Triple-A Rochester RedWings. He moonlights as the voice of the Buffalo Bulls basketball team, the two-time defending champions of the Mid-American Conference. Josh joins Play-by-PlayCast to talk his career, his overcoming cancer as a teenager and much more.
Josh is on twitter @JoshWhetzel so go ahead and reach out! Play-by-PlayCast is also on twitter @PxPCast for all questions, comments or suggestions.
Rich Chvotkin has served as the Voice of the Hoyas since the early 1970's and stands as one of the longest tenured broadcasters across college basketball. Since 1986 Rich has worked solo on he air and also is a practcing medical professional all the while working on press row. Rich talks changes in the radio business and in basketball and recalls some of his favorite memories of the Hoyas and the Thompsons through the years. Of course I went to Syracuse, so we touch on that rivalry and the closing of Manley Field House. Follow Rich on twitter @HoyasWin.
Tim Grubbs has been the voice of the New Orleans Baby Cakes for 16 years. He joins the podcast this week to talk all things including: Broadcasting for a team named the Baby Cakes, climbing the MiLB ladder, broadcasting for a New Orleans team during Katrina, meeting his eventual wife on the road in Iowa, his favorite players to broadcast and what Vlad Guerrero and Andruw Jones looked like in Low-A.
Ed Cohen has called virtually any sport you can think of. That list includes a gig calling weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Ed and Joel break down the prep for calling a sport you don't know and what it's like calling games from a studio. Ed's experience includes the Olympics and other international experience like the KHL and Japanese baseball league. Domestically Ed can be seen calling college basketball on CBS Sports Network after a lengthy stint as the Voice of the Manhattan Jaspers and Rutgers Scarlet Knights women's basketball team. Find Ed on twitter @edcohensports.
Mike Couzens and myself go back a little ways. We first met as national delegates in high school at the Conference on National Affiars in North Carolina. CONA was the pinnacle for any member of YMCA Youth & Government program. So we met there and then again in college and then again in the professional ranks. Now we're here on this podcast talking about Mike's life and job and what the heck Sports Breakfast is.
For episode 30 of PxPCast we dip back into the ESPN pool and visit with Anish Shroff, the former Dream Job contestant that has gone on to a PxP and Anchoring career at the network. But it didn't happen without a bunch of steps along the way. Anish details his journey to the mothership and talks a lot about the production and prep that goes into a TV broadcast. We also talk about reading and slips of the tongue.
Pete Weber has been the voice of hockey in Nashville since the Predators came to town in the late 1990's. But he's take a crazy route to the Preds that includes stops in the NFL, NBA, NHL and Triple-A baseball. He's also done college sports at places like Buffalo and St. Bonaventure. Not only that, but Pete got his big break as an analyst...a non-jock analyst (something almost unheard of today) when he broke in with the LA Kings.
Pete Weber is our guest and can be found on twitter @PeteWeberSports. Find the Podcast on twitter too @PxPCast or Joel @JoelGodett. Play-by-Playcast drops every Friday morning with a conversation with various play-by-play broadcasters from across the industry.
Bob Carpenter is one of the most faous baseball broadcasters in the business, if only because his name is on the cover of 90% of the scorebooks used by broadcasters across America. The Bob Carpenter Baseball Scorebook has become as well known as the announcer himself over the year. Carpenter talks about his small business in addition to his trip through the Major Leagues en route to Washington and some of the more notable moments he's called. We also find out what kind of club a pro golfer uses when he breaks his putter...and more!
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