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Old 01-05-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Not sure if posted before, but this is a must see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTysX...layer_embedded



http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/amp...ates-internet/

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This clip speaks for itself -- literally. The Columbus Dispatch discovered a homeless man along Ohio's I-71 claiming to have "the God-given gift of voice." His name is Ted Williams, and he's an ex-radio announcer according to the note he scrawled on a piece of cardboard that he uses to solicit change from drivers. And wow, does Williams ever deliver for a dollar. Williams tells the Dispatch about his struggles, but thankfully "alcohol and drugs and a few other things" haven't diminished Williams' velvety vocal cords, and he says he's two years clean now.

"I have a god given gift of voice. I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be greatfully appreciated. Thank you and God bless. Happy holidays," says Williams' roadside sign for help.

Like Williams, the radio industry has fallen on hard times in the past decade, but given the viral power of this video, we expect more than a few morning show and late-night appearances, and perhaps even a job, will be in Williams' near future. In fact, Reddit reports that Ted has already been tracked down by Columbus area radio show The Morning Zoo and will appear on tomorrow morning's show, so tune in!
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:52 AM   #2
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He's not better than Notorious B.U.M.

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Old 01-05-2011, 12:54 AM   #3
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He seems pretty intelligent. I hope things get better for him.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:03 AM   #4
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Seriously hope he gets a job offer.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:04 AM   #5
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That guy just seems interesting as ****. I want to get to know him.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:09 AM   #6
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too bad he wasnt canadian, it's real easy being homeless up here
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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Becoming an amazing story. Could be story of 2011 so far.

As was mentioned in the NBA forum, the Cavs have offered him a job.

Here's his interview this morning on The Early Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acXnoNDv3WU

He cleaned up well and gets emotional when mentioning his mom. Original vid already has over 5 million hits in 2 days.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:43 PM   #8
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Next Marv Albert.


But anyways , He must have an Auto-Tune device implanted on his throat.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:07 PM   #9
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Good for him
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:33 PM   #10
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Cleveland Cavs already offered him a house and job. NFL Network also wants him.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5991313
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:34 PM   #11
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taking his talents to cleveland
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:38 PM   #12
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Good for him and I am happy for him so God bless him.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:39 PM   #13
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I'm happy for the guy, awesome radio voice.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:55 PM   #14
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Very cool story. Hopefully he is successful and keeps himself clean.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:42 PM   #15
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Wow! Kudos to the Cavs. Repped.
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