Phillies Nation Podcast: Episode 8

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, September 29, 2009 03:30 PM | Comments: 9
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http://www.texasbaseballradio.com/images/franzke2005.jpgOn today’s podcast, Pat Gallen is joined by Scott Franzke, the Philadelphia Phillies radio play-by-play man.  Pat and Scott break down the awful play of the Phils as of late, the final six games of the regular season, and what Harry Kalas meant to the Phillies.

Scott made his Phillies debut in 2006, when he was named the pre- and post-game host for Phillies radio broadcasts and did radio play-by-play in the middle innings. In 2007, he took over as the main play-by-play commentator for Phillies radio broadcasts, working with Larry Andersen. Last year the duo was honored at the Philadelphia A.I.R. (Achievement in Radio) Awards, winning for Best Live Sports Event Coverage for the second consecutive year.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1994 with a degree in broadcast journalism, Scott began his radio career as a talk show host with Prime Sports Radio, a national all-sports radio network based in Dallas. He worked for two seasons as the part-time pre- and post-game host for his hometown Texas Rangers (1997-98) before becoming the voice of the Kane County Cougars, a single-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins (1999-2001).

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  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    am listening now

    I’ve always been a podcasting fan. Thanks for sharing this interview.

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Thanks, Pat… another good one!

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    Thanks guys. Gonna keep them coming!

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  • Posts: 0 Mark

    Love Franzke, I think he should be on TV

  • Posts: 0 Pete

    My main concern is whether or Mr. Franzke truly, deep down, cares about the Phillies. I am sure he cares about maintaining his job and doing well reporting, but does he have the heart for the city, its fans, its players, and the papable effect these games have on us? I have lived all over the country(since joining the military), but was born and raised in Philly, through the thick and thin of every game. I am not sure that many of these import journalists can have that link to the fans without living ’93, without growing up muting Madden to listen to Merrill, without growing up in the humid summers listening to the immortalized Mr. Kalas and Mr. Ashburn. Those are memories that will take me back, and have a lasting impression on who I am and why I love Philly sports so much. We may be a tough crowd, but we are lucky to live in an city that loves its sports so much. Ive lived in cities that dont get it, and it gives us a distinct character and heart that makes each game so personal. Some times its painful, other times, its the greatest feeling in the world. You absoutely cannot find a fan base anywhere else that is as dedicated as we are. Mr. Franzke, you are now part of a storied organization, and are voice that reaches out deep to Philadelphia. I have to know you’ll bleed for this team before I’ll want to hear what you are telling me. Knowing your hometown team is the Rangers isn’t selling me. You’re here now. Give me Phillies or give me death. Im yours for life when you come out here to Iraq with a ’08 ring for me to get some pictures of for facebook.

  • Posts: 0 Pete

    forgot to add buying Phillies franks at Acme to get the free ticket back in the day.

  • Posts: 0 wes

    franzke is great…nice interview

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