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About Scully

[proh-roh-dee-oh em-see]

-noun

1. a person who earns a living as a Master of Ceremonies, a field frequently engaged in by amateurs, at the public exhibition of cowboy skills, such as Bronc Riding, Bull Riding and Tiedown Roping.


Joe Scully

Origin: In 1975 when the Rodeo Cowboy's Association changed its name to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, their product, Professional Rodeo was soon thereafter shortened to Pro-Rodeo. Eventually, the hyphen was dropped, and ProRodeo was emblazoned on decals, magazine ads and select media, and the term would become as common as "Y'all" in the South.

The competing International Professional Rodeo Association adapted a similar short form on all of their Association literature, and began conducting day-to-day business as the International Pro Rodeo Association.

As both Associations were claiming that they were "Pro", anyone involved in any faucet of the sport began using the title.

Scouring the Internet, a rodeo surfer would be hard pressed to find a clown, bullfighter, announcer or timer who didn't have the title "Professional Rodeo" ...blank.

It was out of that cliché, that the need for a unique title was recognized.

Joe Scully

Foraging ahead to the new Millennium, when pre-recording a Rodeo Intro for the Ontario Rodeo Association's Finals, the 2004 OFR, Radio Personality and Voice-over Talent Chris Biggs of Toronto, ON, CA refused to say "Rodeo Announcer". A Top-40 DJ/Live-to-air Host would not use such traditional words when talking to his normal audience. Example: even though the "Radio DJ" or "Radio Announcer" is at a nightclub, he plays the role of Master of Ceremonies , emcee or MC for short.. So, why would a hip talent at even a Rodeo be an Announcer, when really, he's an emcee? Following the words, "Your 2004 OFR MC...", a new trend would start.

Soon thereafter, the Rodeo Announcer or Emcee in reference began Announcing Rodeos as their full-time Occupation. Encompassed with their relentless preparations, outstanding work ethic, accountability, talents and an overall, "under-promise, over-deliver" attitude, Pro was added to Rodeo, and it was out of this sequence of events that the title of ProRodeo MC was born.

The MC Behind the Mic »

Joe ScullyThe traditional rodeo announcer is the voice of the rodeo. As a commentator, they give play-by play of the action, interact with the crowd, and inform everyone listening as to what is taking place in the Arena. They are usually quick on their feet, educated about the sport, and have a clear voice that can be listened to for 2 hours.

And then there is rodeo by Joe Scully, ProRodeo MC.

Announcing Attributes

International Appeal
Currently at events in 13 United States and 4 Canadian Provinces, including: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Elite Endorsements
One of Two Canadians and part of only 120 Announcers in the World carded with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Superb Quality
Utilizing a custom database and analytical "program", focus is put on the introduction of each "Match-up", ie. Contestant's Championships, All Previous Round Scores/Times, Required Times for lead in Go's/Aggregate, Standings; along with the Stock's Notables and Buck-off Percentages, calculated up-to-the-second!
Professionalism
Each Event, Performance and Crowd receives the same "high-energy show" as the next, regardless of size or weather! Always set-up and prepared well in advance of each performance
Diverse music knowledge and play-lists
Upbeat Music Before, During and After each Show including an Eclectic Mix of Top 40, Urban, Alternative, Classic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock, Retro 80's, Retro 90's, New Country, Alternative Country, Oldies and Classic Country! Plus on-the-fly incident related sound effects and music!
Competitor Experience
First-hand knowledge from competition in Tiedown Roping, Team Roping and Bull Riding! Studied to ride Saddle Broncs and Attended Steer Wrestling Clinics. Traveled with Bareback Bronc Riders and Barrel Racers National High School Finals Rodeo Qualifier 25+ Years of attending Rodeos!

Delivering the "Full Package"

In the spotlight, Scully is an entertaining and energetic Master of Ceremonies and DJ Behind the scenes, Scully is a Sponsorship Manager, Statistician, Public Relations Executive, Marketer, Media Buyer, Promoter, Animal Welfare Specialist, Graphic Designer, Audio and Video Editor, Commercial Voice Talent, Writer and Event Logistics Coordinator and more!

Highlights and Awards

2006 - 2008, 2010, 2012
5-Time Ontario Rodeo Association Mick Flick Award Winner - presented annually to the Cowboy most representative of the Sport of Rodeo
2004 - 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013
Ontario Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo Announcer
- 6-Time OFR Announcer
2004 - 2012
Ontario High School Rodeo Association Finals Announcer
- 9-Time OHSRA Finals Announcer
2010
International Professional Rodeo Association Canadian Finals Announcer
2008
Joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, becoming one of two Canadian Announcers and among the Industry's elite
2008
Became an Announcer for "The Greatest Show in Motorsports", Feld Entertainment's USHRA Monster Jam Monster Truck Series, announcing in front of crowds exceeding 25,000 spectators
2007 - 2008
42nd and 43rd Annual Miss Rodeo USA Queen Coronation Ceremony - mc'd pageant Contest during 3rd Performance of IFR's 37 and 38
2005 - 2008
Rawhide Rodeo Extreme Tour Finals Announcer
- 4 consecutive appearances at “the Biggest Finals on the Biggest Night of the Year”
2007
Expanded Schedule Annually and Geographically to encompass 80+ performances
spanning an area as far south as Jacksonville, FL, as west as Brookville, PA, as far East as Cumberland, ME, and as far North as Marlactic, QC.
2007
Co-Announced Two Events in English and French (Malarctic, QC and Guiges, QC)
2007
International Finals Rodeo 37 Contract Act Showcase Announcer Champion
2006 - 2007
Annual North-East Regional Invitational High School Rodeo Announcer
- featuring 5 States and 1 Province, the largest event of it's kind in North-East North America
2006
PBR Canada Rocky Cup Co-Announcer
- Active MC at the inaugural PBR events in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, PEI
2006
Harrisburg, PA Farm Show High School Rodeo Announcer
- largest high school rodeo in the North-East with over 7,000 spectators per performance

 

Career Background

Announcing

2003-Present
Professional Rodeo Announcer, Emcee and Event Sound DJ
2005-Present
Part-time Radio Personality on Erin Radio, 101.5 CERN-FM
2003
Announcer for the "Horses In Motion" Show at the Canadian National Exhibition
2000-2004
Commercial Voice Over Talent on The Zone @ 92.9 (CIZN-FM), The New Energy 93.1 (CHAY-FM), The New Z103.5 (CIDC-FM), Country 95.3 (CING-FM)
2000-2001
Live Event Host and Remote Broadcast Announcer on The New Energy 93.1 (CHAY-FM)
1999-2000
Full-time Radio Personality on 1460 CJOY-AM
1997-2000
Graduate of the Broadcasting: Radio and Television Program at Conestoga College, with Radio Specialization

DJ/MC

2005-Present
Ontario Rodeo Association Awards Banquet MC
2004-2006
Nuco Christmas Party
2003-2005
Roping Association of Ontario Finals After-Party
2005
Erin Fall Fair Fall Fundraiser
2005
Brampton Junior Farmers Hallowe'en Party
2003-2004
Ontario Rodeo Association Banquet DJ
1997-Present
MC and DJ at numerous other Banquets, Themed Parties, Stags, Stag and Does, and Nightclub Events (Including Nashville North, The Stampede Ranch, Whiskey Jack's, Jug and Jester)

Sales and Marketing

2004-2007
North American Professional Cowboys (Announcing, Music, Sponsorships, Media Buys, Co-promotions, Logistics, Press Conferences, School Visits)
2005-2006
The Stag Shop (Media Planning and Buying)
2003-2004
The New Country 95.3 (Intermediate Account Executive)
2001-2003
The New Z103.5 (Senior Account Manager)
2000-2001
The Zone @ 92.9 (Account Executive)

Miscellaneous

1995-2002
Rodeo Clown and Entertainer
1996
Stunt Double on Television's "Due South"

Philanthropy

2008 to Present
Ontario Rodeo Association - President
2006 to 2008
Ontario Rodeo Association - Contract Personnel Rep
2005-2008
Erin Community Radio - Board of Directors
2003-2009
Roping Association of Ontario - Tie Down Roping Director
2002-2004
Ontario Rodeo Association - Public Relations/Animal Welfare

Quotables and Awards »

Quotables

“...a super-charged emcee...”
The Sudbury Star

“An awesome voice!! And fun to work with!!!!”
Bert Davis "The Coppertown Clown", 3x WNFR Specialty Act, Multi-IFR Showcase Champion

“...Joe is an exuberant person who adds life and character to the productions that he is working on. Joe is a talented audio engineer with a keen ear.
Joe is never at a loss for words, when I have witnessed him emcee Rodeos, Galas and the live production of the Evolution of the Horse Joe can engage a large crowd thru his welcoming verbal performance that he will inject fact, compassion and humour effortlessly into his commentary. Joe will do this while simultaneously mixing audio effects and music. Joe is a live DJ that can liven up any crowd.
It has been a pleasure to work on projects with Joe as he puts all of himself into what he does and is never shy about helping others so that the entire production may benefit. I look forward to working with Joe on future projects...”
Andrew Kitt, Shows & Events Manager at Western Fair Association

“...such a versatile MC. You rocked the cowboy race and I heard a number of people commenting on how much they enjoyed your music and commentary at the other programming as well...”
Coral Defayette, Equine Expo Team Lead & Park Manager; Canada's Outdoor Shows

“...one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining announcers in the business today...”Erin Steadman, Shelburne Computers, Rodeo Sponsor

“...Everyone was very pleased & thought that you were the nicest. One grandfather told me that it was the best finals he had ever been to & your participation helped to make it successful. I knew that from the first time we talked that you knew your business & would be what I had been looking for...”
Jackie Aldridge, Georgia-Florida Youth Rodeo Association

“...Your music Rocks!!!”
Paul Bonds, 7-Time International Finals Rodeo Bullfighter

“...well versed, knowledgeable, witty and very sociable...”
Cheryl Bristow, Ontario Rodeo Family Member

“...one of the most professional announcers I've worked with. Always ready for any changes at any moment...”
Stephan Mesquita, Rodeo Announcer

“...one of the best in Rodeo/ Sports Announcing and Live DJ, and he does it all by himself each and every event! He knows how to keep the crowd excited, the fans and competitors dancing, and is quick with wity music and comments that make everyone smile, he surprises me every time. He is extremely knowledgeable of the sport of Rodeo as he has been the President on the Board of Directors for years of an Association in Ontario. Joe is passionate for the sport, his career and above all has the talent that should have him being hired all over North America...”
Leigh-Anne Dochstader, Public Relations and Competitor

“...passionate about what he does whether announcing a rodeo or putting together a social media campaign to promote a major event. He is well-versed in all facets of social media and communication and works tirelessly to prepare for or promote an event. He pays careful attention to detail in everything he does....”
Scott Hilgendorff, Chaplain/Director of Cowboys of the Cross

“...hope you come back to the next event! You're awesome, bro!...”
Ken Eakes, Military Warriors Support Foundation

“...we definitely plan on having you back!...”
Ernie Hostetter, Red-Eye Rodeo Company

“WE rocked the house!” Timmy Johnson, 2-Time APRA World Champion Bull Rider and Barrel Man

“...makes one of the most all around Rodeo personalities in the North.”
Brad Bowie, Ontario Competitor

“Very fun & entertaining...I wish I rodeo'ed up there more!”
Audrey Faulkenburg, Indiana Competitor

“Very entertaining and upbeat!”
Lacey VanAlstine, Ontario Competitor

“...fresh and fun...”
Shannon Jefferson, Miss Idaho Rodeo USA

“Extremely easy to work with...”
Joe Braniff, 6 Time CPRA Announcer of the Year

“...I'd love to work with you again! That was a blast!...”
Robbie Hodges, 2 Time IPRA Clown of the Year

References

  • Jackie and Mark Aldridge, Partners
    Georgia-Florida Youth Rodeo Association
    (912) 617-2839, (912) 674-2152
  • Ernie Hostetter, Owner
    Red-Eye Rodeo Company
    (717) 865-0380
  • Jim McVeigh, National Director
    Ontario High School Rodeo Association
    (519) 835-9550
  • BJ Prince, Owner
    Rawhide Rodeo Company Canada
    (705) 641-8617
  • Dale Smith, National Director
    Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association
    (717) 433-1625
  • Sam Swearingen, Owner
    Rawhide Rodeo Company USA
    (585) 315-2217