Play-by-Playcast
Play-by-Playcast Ep. 151 (Ben Wagner / Toronto Blue Jays)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 151 (Ben Wagner / Toronto Blue Jays)

May 17, 2019

Ben Wagner was my first boss in broadcasting when I worked for the Buffalo Bisons in 2009. Ten years later he's in the Major Leagues. Coincidence? I think not.

But seriously, Ben spent more than a decade as one of the most well respected voices in MiLB before he got his break at the Major League level. On this episode we talk about his climb, if he thought the break would ever come, what makes a good call on the radio, handling no-hitters and how he handles building relationships and interacting with players and coaches in the bigs.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 150 (Harry Donahue / Temple Owls)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 150 (Harry Donahue / Temple Owls)

May 10, 2019

Harry Donahue is the voice of the Temple Owls, but he's also so much more. A fixture of KYW news radio in Philadelphia for almost four decades, Donahue covered the biggest sports and news in Philly and also served as PxP voice of the USFL's Stars for their two year stint in the city...which in a roundabout way earned him a Hollywood movie credit later in life.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 149 (Tom Hart / SEC Network)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 149 (Tom Hart / SEC Network)

May 3, 2019

Tom Hart began his career in Minor League Baseball before working his way into television and with the Atlanta Braves.  Hart's now the lead voice for college football on Saturday nights for the SEC Network.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 148 (Mike Crispino / UConn Huskies)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 148 (Mike Crispino / UConn Huskies)

April 26, 2019

Mike Crispino is in his first voice as the voice of the UConn Huskies, but he's no stranger to big time airwaves. A former voice of the New York Knicks and face on MSG Networks for two decades, Crispino is a well known voice around the metro New York market.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 147 (Joe Fisher / Vanderbilt Commodores)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 147 (Joe Fisher / Vanderbilt Commodores)

April 19, 2019

For two decades Joe Fisher has been the voice of the Vanderbilt Commodores, but before that he was out of the business and working in PR.  He loved the gig, but the 'Dores came calling and the rest is history.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 146 (Paul Keels / Ohio State Buckeyes)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 146 (Paul Keels / Ohio State Buckeyes)

April 12, 2019

Paul Keels has spent the last two decades as the voice of the Ohio State.  A Buckeye state native, Keels has worked in his hometown of Cincinnati for the Bengals and UC along with stints covering Michigan and the Detroit Pistons.  Keels talks about his deep pipes, his game prep, calling national finals and more.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 145 (Clay Matvick / ESPN)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 145 (Clay Matvick / ESPN)

April 5, 2019

Clay Matvick is a second generation broadcaster, following in his father's footsteps as a well known voice in Minnesota ... after first starting out as a dairy farmer (Clay's father, not Clay). He climbed the ranks from radio to TV and eventually to CNN-SI and ESPN.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 144 (Robert Lee / ESPN)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 144 (Robert Lee / ESPN)

March 22, 2019

Robert Lee became a famous name when he didn't call a UVa football game.  And that's something we actually don't talk about on the podcast.  What we do dive into his his career in broadcasting, climbing the ranks to ESPN and what makes a good show on TV.  Follow Robert online @RobertLeePxP.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 143 (Rich Waltz / CBS Sports Network)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 143 (Rich Waltz / CBS Sports Network)

March 15, 2019

Rich Waltz spent more than a decade as the TV voice of the Florida Marlins.  He now works for various national outlets including MLB Network, CBS Sports Network and others.  This week we take a deep dive into the X's and O's of calling baseball on TV.

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 142 (Karl Ravech / ESPN)

Play-by-Playcast Ep. 142 (Karl Ravech / ESPN)

March 8, 2019

Karl Ravech is one of ESPN's main baseball play-by-play voices and, in recent years, has branched out into college basketball and other events.  He's also well known for his coverage of the Little League World Series.