I really just had to share this video with you guys!
It’s about some homeless guy with a golden radio voice in Columbus, OH.
He has a hand written sign that says: “I have a god given gift of voice. I’m an ex radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. PLEASE. Any help would be greatfully apprecitated. Thank you and god bless.” – Ted Williams
Some good Samaritan decided to film this guy as Ted spoke with his golden radio voice. It was a GOLDEN radio voice indeed!
Later on, the homeless man, Ted Williams, is also interviewed in the video and he says that he went to school and worked on his voice, but alcohol and drugs sort of became a part of his life and thus, he sort of ruined his life. But the good news is that Ted says he’s been clean for 2 years now and that he’s trying really hard to get back at life.
Here’s the description of the “Homeless man w/golden radio voice in Columbus, OH (Updated-2)” on the YouTube account:
Throwing this video from the Columbus Dispatch out there, hoping we can find this talent a place to call home.
UPDATE-1: Many thanks go out to all of you who have been tossing phone numbers and e-mails my way for Ted’s sake. I went up to Hudson/I-71 (Columbus) today, but Ted wasn’t there. He is going to be on air tomorrow morning on radio station WNCI. I’ve left my contact info w/WNCI to call/e-mail me on a way to get your enormous opportunities over to him.
I’m going to give him a Trac phone (w/ample minutes) so that he can return calls to all of you.
Hopefully, in some way I’ll get in contact w/him. Peace.
UPDATE-2: To all those who have been writing me (as one of Ted’s only means of contact), I have learned that the radio station interviewing him tomorrow (1-5-11) a.m. is going to make him a formal offer. Whether true or not, we’ll see.
Hope it works out well for him. That was the whole point of me posting this video. I cannot thank enough everyone who was willing to do their part in offering Ted their helping hand.
Whoever lands him is certainly getting much more than a memorable personality; they’re getting a great human being as part of their team.
And in 2 days of being online, this “Homeless man w/golden radio voice in Columbus, OH” video has gotten over 2,758,000 hits already!!!!!!
It’s just really inspiring to see stories like this that you know will have a positive ending. This video is already being talked about everywhere and has responses like this:
“My name is Shane Cormier and I’m a Hollywood, CA voiceover talent agency owner and we want to sign Ted. I’ve been trying to contact him since his video posted. The Columbus Dispatch published my comment on his video on their site. I’ve contacted the radio station and the shooter of this video and asked some of my voiceover talent in Columbus to find him so we can sign him. We’re still looking and any help would be greatly appreciated.”
Good luck Golden Voice Ted Williams!
Homeless Man w/ Golden Radio Voice in Columbus, OH YouTube Video