Welcome to my website!
My name is Josh Appel and I'm a play-by-play broadcaster based in South Florida with experience calling a variety of sports including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and hockey. I recently finished my fourth season calling NFL games weekly on national radio for Sports USA Media. I've also called college football and basketball on CBS Sports Network, Stadium and ESPN's digital platforms. I can also be seen/heard on ESPN+'s coverage of USL Championship Soccer and World Team Tennis.
In September of 2017, I wrapped up my fourth season as one of the voices of the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies Minor League Affiliate). In 2016, I was the voice of FIU Panthers football and basketball before landing with Sports USA Media.
After graduating from the University of South Florida, I was fortunate enough and honored to win the 2016 Jim Nantz Award. The award is given to the nation's most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster, as voted on by leading members of the sportscasting industry.
At USF, I spent three years as the Sports Director and student radio play-by-play voice of Bulls football, basketball, baseball and softball on Bulls Radio. Additionally, I worked as a play-by-play announcer, in-game host and analyst for USF Athletics.
My passion for broadcasting grew at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, FL, doing play-by-play for football and PA for basketball. In addition, I held a year and a half internship on the ‘Dan LeBatard Show’’ on 790 The Ticket in Miami before attending USF.
Thank you very much for visiting my website and I hope you enjoy.