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EP 047: Joe Van Goor, University of South Dakota

posted by Logan Anderson September 14, 2017 0 comments
      EP 047: Joe Van Goor, South Dakota Coyotes

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In this episode I chat with Joe Van Goor who is the voice of football and men’s basketball at the University of South Dakota. He’s also my co-worker! Topics we discuss include:

  • He talks about applying for his first radio job as a sophomore in high school.
  • Bouncing around colleges until he found his first job.
  • Whether education or experience is more important in growing as a sportscaster.
  • He talks about working with future MLB broadcaster Lane Grindle and future North Dakota State broadcaster Jeff Culhane at the beginning of their careers.
  • Covering both sides of the heated South Dakota vs South Dakota State rivalry.
  • His path to becoming an NCAA D1 Broadcaster.
  • How he reacted to to losing the broadcast rights to a small college and how he got them back a few years later.
  • Being in the right place at the right time when USD went D1.
  • The importance of radio in South Dakota.
  • The romanticism of covering high school football in small towns.
  • How his famously loud voice almost got in him in trouble during a pregame show.
  • His broadcast horror stories.
  • Who his favorite broadcasters to listen to are on a night off.
  • And much more!

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