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.
Jim Rosenhaus bet on himself in 2007. The 11-year voice of the Buffalo Bisons, Rosenhaus moved to the Major Leagues for a production and hosting job. He was told it was not at all a play-by-play position. But the bet eventually paid off with Jim earning pxp duties along Tom Hamilton in 2012. Jim talks about that journey, about the World Series and about what goes into his calling of a game.
Holy Tim Tebow! Kevin Fitzgerald joins us this week to talk all things Tim Tebow playing minor league baseball, his own career broadcasting in the minors and his time working at ESPN. Fitzgerlad is a 2014 graduate of Syracuse University and one of the big up-and-comers and fast risers in broadcasting today!
The 101st running of the Indy 500 is just about a week away, so we figured it was a good time to learn how a racing broadcast is put together. Joel isn't particularly familiar with racing as a sport, let alone broadcasting racing, so come along on his journey to learn something new in broadcasting. Jaynes talks weaving in and out of his turn announcers and pit reporters, calling the action of such a high speed event, calling accidents and more.
Andrew Catalon was a TV sports anchor...and then he was calling curling play-by-play. One thing led to another and after some team handball and 3D tennis he was calling the NFL on CBS. Catalon joins the pod this week to detail his whole path to the top level of CBS announcers.
Last week Patrick Kinas joined the Pod to discuss his background in broadcasting baseball. Today he joins us again to talk about his quest through broadcasting swimming in the 2016 Rio Olympics, having to nail the call for Michael Phelps' final gold medal win, getting comfortable with a new sport and more.
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In Part I of our conversation with Patrick Kinas we discuss his rise through minor league baseball from Chicago to North Carolina. We talk about the tenuous liufe sometimes of a minor league announcer and the importance of good storytelling in a broadcast. Kinas is back next week to dive into the Olympic pool!