Incredible Video: The Homeless Columbus, Ohio Man with the Golden Radio Voice

Thanks to our good friends at 1310 The Ticket in Dallas for tweeting the link to the video below, which features a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio…and his ridiculously awesome voice.

As their tweet says, you have to hear this guy’s voice to believe it. I think “golden radio voice” is the perfect way to describe it.

Update January 8th: Wow. The Columbus Dispatch has removed the original video from YouTube due to a “copyright violation”. As if we needed another example of the myopia and idiocy of the newspaper industry. Anyway, there are plenty of other videos showing Ted Williams and his golden voice (hello Columbus Dispatch!!!). I’ve posted a new one below, and left in the Columbus Dispatch version that is now removed so everyone can point and laugh.

Here is the original video:

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Update: Great news! In the last 24 hours, not only has Ted gone viral, but he now has a plethora of job offers. Click here to see list. We wish him the best of luck at his 2nd chance to make a career out of what he was born to do.

I need to find a way to get this guy on the podcast. In fact, if anyone sees this post and knows how to contact him, I’ll throw him some cash to record and intro and outro for the MSF podcast. Not quite sure how to contact him from Dallas though.

Oh, and yes, his name is Ted Williams. I don’t know why, but that just seems like the perfect detail to make the video even more incredible.

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Comments

  1. Gah! I hope this guy gets a job soon. He seems like a very honest, hardworking guy, and he definitely needs a break.

  2. This guy deserves a break

  3. marc adams says:

    he is awesome!!!! someone take notice and hire this guy!!! his voice is perfect

  4. Reginald T. Guest says:

    I want to give him this info, but don't know how to contact him. If someone out there knows, please relay.
    http://voice123.com/ http://www.voices.com/ http://www.voicebank.net/app/promoList.do?type=id

    Hopefully someone will help him put a demo together, out of the goodness of their heart — maybe help him contact an agency, etc. — to give this guy a shot. We all deserve one. Let's be the force for good we all desperately want to see in the world.

    (I'm looking at you, Reddit & Digg communities. We've banded together in charitable unity before. Let's do it again.)

  5. justathought says:

    I'd pay to have him on my answering machine!

  6. Alcoholic voice guy! Sounds like a new Howard Stern Whack Packer! :)

  7. LittleJohn says:

    He panhandles about 2 miles up the road from me, Hudson and I-71 near the OSU campus. He's there a lot.

  8. this in columbus ohio, I-71 north and hudson exit, just north of OSU campus

  9. Truthiness says:

    Wouldn't it be great if every homeless person had an amazing talent so that people would care about them?!

    • You hit the nail on the head. This guy just happened to be in the right place at the right time–countless other people suffer and die homeless every day and no one gives two sh*ts.

  10. If I could give him a broadcast job I would! The next best thing I can do for him is to pray that he receives a breakthrough. He may be an angel in disguise!

  11. Incredible!

  12. yeahhhhh…. i'm not really moved by this. at all. in fact, i find it pretty disgusting.

    • Really, disgusting? You must've ran out of words in your short dictionary!

    • You don't need to be moved. The guy has a great voice, he worked for that voice, and he's working to better himself. He's at Rock Bottom and he's working to turn his life around. Maybe he got there of his own doing but I don't judge a man by the mistakes he's made, I judge him based on what he does after. And I'd certainly take this man over one who's never made a mistake in his life.

    • You really have no soul!

    • EveryoneHatesYou says:

      Here's a funny little tidbit: No one cares about you or your opinion.

    • You sound like everything has been handed to you. I hope you never find yourself down and out and hoping for a break. Would you rather he close his mouth and stay on the curb, to better fit into your world of what is and isn't disgusting?

    • I feel really sad for you. If you're not moved by this story there must be an empty space where your heart should be.

    • Ginasucks says:

      I can only hope your mother dies!

  13. somebody give this man a job.

  14. perfect radio voice… i hope for good things for him

  15. any kind of announcing job would be great for this man. Try forwarding this to radio stations or the tonight show. he's great… Alcoholic or not think about this, What if JESUS came back like that?

  16. local radio station in columbus is putting him on air tomorrow (1/5/11) http://daveandjimmy.com/main.html think its 97.9

  17. forget about radio, he would be great for movie announcements as well. he sounds like Don LaFontaine.

  18. Wow, he sounds just like everyone else on radio.

  19. man i love this guy!

  20. The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered this guy a job and he is being pursued by NFL Films (ESPN.com)

  21. andyjinkim says:

    Check it out everybody, this man just got a job. He's going to be the announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AmRx1p8TFKq

  22. Amazing voice

  23. "god bless you bro" awesome voice !!!!!!

  24. Reminds me of Bob Gittens, Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean Broadcaster

  25. Why did the Columbia Dispatch remove the YouTube video and the chance for this man to be seen by thousands/millions
    and have someone see it and help him, such as Oprah?

    • There is no good reason for this, after 13 million people had viewed it. Why did they do it? For the same reasons newspapers across the country are going belly up: they myopic and dumb, and stuck on old revenue models and ways of doing business that are no longer relevant.

      I posted a different version of the video above.

  26. Stay sober, Ted!

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