Falling on “heard” times

I’ve been sporadically following the story of Ted Williams, a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio in the USA, who was “discovered” by a videographer from the Columbus Dispatch newspaper, while panhandling at a street intersection. Since video of him demonstrating his “golden voice” has gone viral, Williams has been thrust into the spotlight – even appearing on Dr Phil’s show and late night TV.

Voice job offers have been heaped on this former radio announcer who had fallen on hard times, according to an an early report in the Dispatch.

And it’s even got the US voice-over industry talking; with some people gracious and others smelling a radio station publicity stunt.

An interesting turn of events, which some may stash in the “only in America” file. Still, I wonder if it could happen here. But good luck to him, I say!

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