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 (USD, Mt. Marty College and St. Cloud State University), Joe settled into radio in Yankton in 1983, and during that time started sportscasting in early 1984.
Joe came to Culhane Communications Inc. in 1993. He has called high school games from football to 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 and South Dakota State University, and while at Culhane Communications and Five Star Communications, he has worked the area high school circuit plus USD and Wayne State College, NE and served as the long-time radio voice of Mount Marty College athletics for 14 years and has announced teener, legion, and amateur baseball since 1993. In July 2012, Joe will become the "Voice of the Coyotes" again at USD 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.