Live Fridays at Noon Eastern on YouTube. SEC Broadcasters Roger Hoover & Kyle Crooks take a weekly deep dive into the play-by-play business and visit live with your favorite broadcasters. Follow on Twitter & Instagram: @BroadcasterHour along with @Roger_Hoover & @CrooksPBP.
Episode 41 - Mike Watts
Watts is a multi-sport voice with experience at the network and local levels.
Broadcast experience includes championship events for USL, Concacaf, ESPN, SEC,
ACC, Big East and the A10. 2018 marked a new role as the NFL's youngest
preseason voice (Bengals TV) at age 25. A championship broadcasting
pedigree began at an even earlier age, the 2015 USL Cup Final at 22 years old.
Simultaneously, Public Address provided opportunities in college and pro
basketball at Madison Square Garden including select Knicks (NBA), Liberty
(WNBA) and Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) games, as well as Fordham (Atlantic 10)
and St. John's (Big East) games in NYC. Follow the show on Twitter and
Instagram: @BroadcasterHour plus @Roger_Hoover and @CrooksPBP.
Episode 40 - Dave Jageler
Jageler enters his 16th season with the Nationals teaming with Charlie Slowes
since 2006 to form the longest-running radio play-by-play duo in the District.
Jageler has been at the mic for the Nationals historic run to the 2019 World
Series Championship plus the Nationals’ four National League East
championships, three no-hitters and Max Scherzer's MLB record-tying
20-strikeout performance. Jageler joined the Nationals after spending the 2005
campaign as the radio and TV voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Triple-A
International League. Prior to joining Pawtucket, he worked in Boston
co-hosting an afternoon talk show and serving in various capacities with the
Boston Celtics radio network, including fill-in play-by-play. Jageler spent six
years in Charlotte as the voice of UNC-Charlotte basketball and co-hosting a
morning drive talk show. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram:
@BroadcasterHour plus @Roger_Hoover and @CrooksPBP.
Episode 39 - Rich Waltz
Rich Waltz provides play-by-play for CBS Sports Network, Turner Sports, MLB Network, and FS1. A three time Emmy winner, Waltz is known for calling television broadcasts for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball from 2005 to 2017. In addition to his various baseball assignments, Waltz covered college football and contributed to numerous sports on ESPN including NCAA Basketball, Arena Football, NCAA College Softball World Series, Little League World Series Regional Finals and Major League Soccer. He has also served as play-by-play announcer for Tennis Channel, Raycom Sports, Pac-12 Networks and FOX Sports 1. Waltz is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where he played college baseball. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @BroadcasterHour plus @Roger_Hoover and @CrooksPBP.
Episode 38 - Joe Block
Joe Block has worked as a TV and radio play-by-play broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2016. Block has called Major League Baseball play-by-play for nine years, and 17 seasons of pro ball, previously working with the Milwaukee Brewers and in the minor leagues in Billings, Mont., Great Falls, Mont., Jacksonville, Fla., St. Paul, Minn., and Charleston, S.C. He also broadcast for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Montreal Expos, the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, and for various regional TV networks calling major college football, basketball and baseball since graduating from Michigan State University in 1999. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @BroadcasterHour plus @Roger_Hoover and @CrooksPBP.
Episode 37 - Geoff Arnold
a member of the Baltimore Orioles broadcast team, Geoff Arnold does
play-by-play for the Orioles Radio Network as well as select work for the
Orioles on MASN. To go with this, he serves as a content
creator for the club's digital platforms. Prior to joining the
Orioles, Geoff spent eight seasons calling minor league baseball
and broadcasting college football, basketball, baseball and other
Olympic sports on regional sports networks, digital platforms and for major
market television stations. He continues to broadcast George Washington
men's/women's basketball in the offseason on ESPN+ as well as the games for the
Delaware Blue Coats, G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, on radio and
television. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @BroadcasterHour plus
@Roger_Hoover and @CrooksPBP.
Episode 36 - Len Kasper
Len Kasper is in his first season as a broadcaster for the White Sox ... partners with analyst Darrin Jackson on the White Sox Radio Network and ESPN Radio (1000-AM) ... spent 16 seasons (2005-2020) in the Chicago Cubs broadcast booth ... previously provided play-by-play for the Florida Marlins (2002-2004) and the Milwaukee Brewers (1999-2001)... named the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association in 2016 ... honored as the Harry Caray Sportscaster of the Year by the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago in 2011... has helped raise financial support for several charitable initiatives through his interest in music ... graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University in 1993. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram: @BroadcasterHour plus @Roger_Hoover and @CrooksPBP.