Colourful David Mohr sure does know how to paint a picture. To call the affable 52-year-old an artist of sorts is no great exaggeration.
Stroking a discernible voice through the airwaves is his paintbrush, the surrounding sporting landscape is his canvas.
Standing up, mouth poised at the ready, eyes prying over, Mohr hits a tone from the headset that is engaging to the audience.
Just easy on the ears. That's only one part.
The knowledge of Launceston's premier sports broadcaster is also second to none.
The mathematics and science teacher at St Patrick's College almost incredibly just took up the voluntary commentary in 2013.
Mohr did have a slight head start when at first a much younger DJ spun records for City Park Radio starting back in 1987.
That confidence wasn't shared converting from the safety of a studio to conducting unpredictable live broadcasts.
"I just didn't know to be honest," he says.
"I was just hoping the skills would transfer from the music side of things.
"I suppose I had in my head that when I used to listen to footy on the radio - even though I could see it on the telly - that I liked that descriptive part of it and wanted to do it.
"Just the fact you have to paint the picture for the audience when they just can't see anything really did appeal."
Before even uttering a word through the microphone, Mohr had to convince City Park Radio that covering sports matches whose crowds were already dwindling in numbers and were lucky to attract a few hundred spectators was worth the effort.
The hearty devotee to Tasmanian sport was motivated to do so after budget cuts forced the ABC to stop similar broadcasts.
"I just thought it was time to get some local sport back on the airwaves," he says.
Mohr remembers the date well.
June 1 of that year - the first live coverage emanating from Windsor Park.
Launceston beat TSL rivals Burnie that day and Sonny Whiting kicking a polished 11 goals that nearly left Mohr's voice hoarse.
Mohr says had it not been for former ABC employee Chris Ball, the Saturday ritual ever since would have never got off the ground.
"I have to give him credit," he insists.
Back then covering the fixtures were rotated between the State League football, Launceston Tornadoes basketball and NPL Tasmania soccer to test the interest.
ELSEWHERE IN SPORT
The lack of adequate facilities that had forced commentating uncovered in the elements put a stop to further Launceston City and Northern Rangers calls.
Things have changed dramatically since.
The coverage has linked up with the live streaming via YouTube for the Launceston, North Launceston and Tornadoes fans in a simulcast with the station.
The new audience reaches beyond the signal of City Park Radio to any part of the world that has internet access.
Not that Mohr thinks entering the new technological age is quite so perfect.
Things can - and do - go wrong.
"On live radio you just can't wander away. That's been a bit of an issue a couple of times to be honest," Mohr says.
"Things have settled down a bit that we have nailed the technology a bit better."
The benefit though is that knowledge Mohr has efficiently compiled before placing the headset over his head again.
He can recite a player's scoring the week before, their junior club - nearly everything except what they had for breakfast.
"Before any broadcast and it's a lot easier now with all the YouTube, I do spend a few hours a week on players' numbers, players' characteristics and players' styles," he says.
"That's not just for the basketball, but for the TSL a little bit as well. The TSL gets easier because even teams like Lauderdale I have seen quite a number of times regularly."
The latest challenge has been calling the NAB League involving the Tasmania Devils.
Not so much all the details on AFL draft prospects like Jared Dakin from Launceston or Jackson Callow from North Launceston, but the visiting Victorian teams.
Mohr said even back in their home state, the players are hardly household names.
"I find the key to successful broadcast is preparation," he says. "People sense it when you put the time in and know the players."
That research extends now to Twenty20 cricket matches of the Greater Northern Raiders and also cyling's Stan Siejka Classic.
The Tornadoes commentator is also interested in storms, gales and heatwaves.
The side passion for weather was brought about growing up as an only child and having plenty of time to observe the world.
Social media posts of some of the more extraordinary changes in meteorological patterns is well known to many locals.
"I just like all the volatility of the weather - especially here in Tasmania with the four seasons. When you can go from 40 degrees to four with snow and hail," he says.
"I like watching it and analysing it. It's bit hard to describe mother nature."
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