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BREAKING: Joe Fisher steps down as Vanderbilt radio announcer

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Fisher was the Voice of the Commodores for 23 years.

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Well this isn’t exactly news you want to wake up to.

So: if you’ve been paying attention to anything at all, you probably know what this is referring to. Monday night’s edition of The Commodore Hour with Joe Fisher had lots of speculation about Joe’s condition, with the broadcaster slurring his speech and repeating the same questions to interim head coach. The show was cut off early and never uploaded in podcast form, which was super telling in a lot of ways. Fisher’s tweets this morning seem to confirm what listeners had suspected since Monday night.

At this time, it’s unknown who will take over radio play-by-play duties for Vanderbilt. Max Herz, who’s effectively been in the bullpen for a while as Fisher’s backup announcer, handling play-by-play for early season baseball games and also frequently serving as the play-by-play commentator on Vanderbilt’s SEC Network+ broadcasts, is one option, or Vanderbilt could look to bring in a more experienced broadcaster to take over. Either way, prayers for Joe Fisher and his recovery.