A Culhane Communications, Inc. and Five Star Communications talent since May 1993, Joe was born and raised in Yankton and is a 1978 graduate of Yankton High School and a member of the Bucks ’78 State A Championship Basketball team. He started his radio career in Yankton in the summer of 1976. After tormenting three institutions of higher education (University of South Dakota, Mt. Marty College and St. Cloud State University), Joe settled into radio in Yankton in 1983, and during that time started sportscasting in January 1984. He has called games from high school football to high school boys and girls basketball over the years and reported on high school track and field and wrestling in South Dakota and Nebraska. Joe has been the radio voice of the University of South Dakota in 1990-1991 and South Dakota State University in 1991-1992, and while at Culhane Communications and Five Star Commuications, he has worked the area high school circuit plus the University of South Dakota and Wayne State College, NE and served as the long-time radio voice of Mount Marty College athletics for 14 years from 1995-2000 and 2003-2012 and has announced teener, legion, and amateur baseball since May of 1993. In July 2012, Joe became the "Voice of the Coyotes" again at the University of South Dakota under a new broadcast agreement with Learfield Sports and Five Star Communications. He was selected as Sportscaster of the Year in 2005 by the South Dakota High School Coaches Association and South Dakota Sportscaster of the Year in 2006 as selected by his peers by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.