Q & A with the Voice of the South Medford Panthers Joe Camarlinghi

Q- Where were you born/raised?

A- San Jose, CA

Q-  Where did you attend college and how’d you get started in sports broadcasting?

A- I attended University of Nevada and graduated in 2002. I Started as associate producer at the ABC affiliate in Reno, but my first Sports job was in Laredo, TX.

Q- When did you move to the Rogue Valley (if you weren’t born or raised here)?

A- I moved to the Rogue Valley in January 2007 to take the sports director job at KOBI-5

Q- How long have you been with Table Rock Sports and how did you get started?

A- This is my 4th year with Table Rock sports but, I have been covering local sports for 10 years in Medford. My first year in the Rogue Valley was the year Kyle Singler and company led the Panthers to a state title and North Medford captured the baseball crown that year as well. It was fun jumping right into a exciting year of high school sports.

Q- What team do you cover now and how long have you been covering that team?

A- This is my second season doing play by play for South Medford

Q- While being a Table Rock Sports announcer, what is your favorite moment or game?

A- I remember a last second game-winning shot during a Crater Boys Basketball game a few years back, where the gym went nuts and I kind of lost my voice mid-call. Then just the other day when Grants Pass nearly ended the South Girls 82 game conference winning streak, it was fun to watch the tension on both sides start to build. I haven’t had much luck calling playoff football games the last few years, hoping to call an exciting game in which the home town team wins.

Q- What motivates you to announce for Table Rock Sports?

A- I love calling close games and watching the enthusiasm of the players, because you can tell all of the effort that goes into each week, not just during the game. It means something to them.

Joe Camarlinghi, AKA Joe Cam, is also a loving father, husband and successful businessmen. He owns his own business called JCam where he specializes in promotion videos for various businesses. He also started a series called SObackroads where he explores hidden spots in the Rogue Valley. He hopes to pick this back up in the spring time. In the mean time, catch him on Tablerock Sports Tuesday and Friday nights call the Panther games.

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