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EP 115: Pete Weber, Nashville Predators

posted by Logan Anderson April 23, 2020 0 comments
Pete Weber, Nashville Predators

My conversation with Pete Weber, the radio voice of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Topics of discussion include:

  • What he’s doing during this time of quarantine.
  • The surprising reason he is nervous about doing games with no fans.
  • How a fortuitous bathroom break led to his first play-by-play experience as a high schooler.
  • Reading five daily newspapers as a kid and the value of being a voracious reader.
  • Growing up in the little known cradle of broadcasters: The Peoria Illinois area.
  • The broadcasters who influences him growing up.
  • Why he majored in modern languages at Notre Dame.
  • Finishing school a semester early so he could take his first job in his home town.
  • Getting his first break in hockey covering his alma mater Notre Dame.
  • Moving back and forth between both coasts.
  • Working as an analyst for legendary broadcasters Chick Hearn and Bob Miller.
  • Building a freelance portfolio in Buffalo.
  • Being in the stadium during the filming of “The Natural.”
  • Why wanting to be closer to his wife’s family led to him applying and getting the Nashville Predators job.
  • The unique experience of being the voice of an expansion franchise.
  • How he navigated doing simulcasts.
  • What he did during the lockout season.
  • Identifying goal scorers when there is traffic in front of the net.
  • Developing the ability to quickly identify players moving fast on the ice.
  • Working in stories and involving analysts on the radio in a game without many stoppages.
  • How his prep process has changed as technology has developed.
  • How a heart attack changed his perspective in life.
  • When it’s appropriate to work in his quirky sense of humor during games.
  • What it means to be the seven time winner of the Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year.
  • The times he met the eccentric bowler with the same name.
  • Being a practical joker.
  • The best wings in Buffalo.
  • Having a restaurant named after him in the arena.
  • His broadcast horror stories.
  • His favorite broadcasters to consume on an off day.

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