COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Job prospects are rolling in for a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice who has quickly become an online sensation.
The Columbus Dispatch reports video of Ted Williams posted this week on the newspaper’s website has commanded millions of views.
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In the clip, Williams stands near a Columbus highway ramp demonstrating his smooth, deep speaking voice. He holds a sign that asks motorists for help and says, “I’m an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times.”
Williams, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native says he had trouble with drugs and alcohol and is now two years sober.
Columbus radio station WNCI invited him to its studios and says ESPN and MTV have expressed interest. Williams has received a $10,000 offer for voice-over work, and a Pennsylvania radio station wants him, too.
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