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Ted "Golden Voice" Williams Gets New Announcing Gig

by Sergio
January 7, 2012 2:43 PM
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Ted Williams

I admit that weekends are slow. Not a whole lot is going on. So when I came across this item today I thought it's better than nothing; besides we have covered developments involving Ted Williams in the past, so why not?

You all remember Ted "Golden Voice" Williams don't you? He was that ex-radio announcer, formerly a homeless guy with the perfect announcing voice, who had fallen on very hard times due to drugs, and was discovered on the streets of Columbus, Ohio begging for money.

The video of him showing off his silken pipes was the first viral video media sensation of 2010, and literally overnight, he became very famous and very well-exploited by Dr. Phil and a lot of other people.

He got a bunch of temporary offers by companies, basically as PR stunts, cynically trying to show how altruistic they were, and he did do some brief announcing work here and here, and even a TV commerical for Kraft Food.

But he still struggled with his drug and alcohol demons and was in and out of rehab, even once getting arrested after a physical altercation with his daughter.

Williams himself said that it was "too much too soon.".

So what ever happened to him? Well it seems that signs are he's finally getting his life in order, and on the right track, with the help of his sober living coach. He's even started his own charitable foundation, and it was just announced that he's starting a new permament job this year as the official announcer for New England Cable News.

Let's hope he stays on the right path.

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  • Cindy Smith | January 8, 2012 9:29 AMReply

  • Darla & Mark | January 7, 2012 8:33 PMReply

    Never understood the hype about this man nor did I ever took the time to hear his voice, so many crackhead coons out there who could sing. David Ruffin ended up a dead crackhead coon with a golden voice.

  • Darla @ Mark | January 10, 2012 10:22 PM

    You got me, I do have insecurities, I am human.

  • Jeannie | January 9, 2012 3:35 PM

    Well Darla and Mark, how ignorant you are. I'm sure that your lineage is all that you would like the mainstream to believe that it is. Your negative and repetitive comments show that you have serious insecurities and that you are not able to stand as a person without trying to step on someone else. How sad for you.

  • CareyCarey | January 8, 2012 2:08 PM

    CRACKHEAD COONS WHO CAN SING!!?? Now wait a minute Darla... or is it Mark? I get a kick out of some of you comments but this one seems to cross the line. First, you admitted to not EVER hearing this man's voice, so I think it's safe to assume that you do not know the story behind him? Okay, that's cool, but baby, crackhead coons? I mean, there are millions of Americans who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction (alcohol being the worst drug known to man)and I am sure some are right in your family. No family escapes this problem. So the word coon is very inappropriate, unless, of course, you're a racist who just wants to get his or her groove on by dropping racial slurs? Anyway... In short, in case you didn't know, Ted Williams is a recovering drug abuser whose story is one that needs to be told and followed. I know from personal experience that only a minuscule few ever make it back (less than 1 %) from a life of drug & alcohol dependency. GO TED! Keep your head up and your hopes alive!

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