I also had a lot of great fun working the copy department at WDAY Radio from 1967 until 1975. I wrote and produced radio commercials and did lots of TV voice-overs. Great job that I highly recommend to students in advertising. I worked with no budget and came up with ideas I could write and produce myself, for radio. The TV guys gave me some copy and I'd voice it and enhance it with sound effects and/or music.
Okay, so why am I nuts? Well, I should be sitting on some beach someplace counting the waves and drinking mai tais or piña coladas. Instead I love to work at many of the "tasks" I did professionally since I received my first paycheck for radio work at age 15. I still do radio spots and TV voice-overs, record narration for videos and the web. All at very reasonable, negotiable rates. If you have a project you'd like me to tackle, send me an email. My address is at the top of this page.
Besides recording at Video Arts Studios in Fargo, I've also done voice sessions at Media Productions in Fargo and at Full Wave Sound Studios in Dunedin, Florida (Tampa Bay area).
You can hear samples of my work by clicking on the links below. If you have questions, write to me at Wordchipper@gmail.com.
Below are links to two examples of my TV voice-over work:
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TV voiceover example #1
TV voiceover example #2
I also recorded voice tracks of the above commercials for Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.
And here's a sample of my "longer form" or "audio book" type narration from the book Loss of the Titanic and Lessons Learned by Lawrence Beesley, recorded in my studio. Music is by Gary Lamb. You may find out more about Mr. Lamb's royalty-free music for production use and listening at http://www.garylamb.com/
Here's a link sampling how I handle an audio interview. It's a visit I did with the late Bobby Vee in 2010, about a year prior to his being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This interview was produced as part of the promotion for a reunion of the Class of 1961 (Valley City, ND high school). Bobby was a student in the 1961 class of Fargo Central High School. To listen to the interview, about 12 minutes in length, click here.
Below are links examples of non-commercial radio work. These are two of more than a hundred programs I did for public radio. The series was called Serendipity and was recorded in my personal studio:
Public Radio Program_1_Louis L'Amour
Public Radio Program_2_Speaking your mind