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The Homeless Man With Radio Voice Gets A Job With The Cavs

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By Edited Nov 13, 2013 5 16

If you have been at least slightly connected to the net you probably have heard of the homeless man with the "golden voice"or "radio voice". A video was recently uploaded to YouTube on January 3, 2011 and in just two days this video has logged more than 4 million views and the man featured in the video is a simple homeless man who went to school for radio and got lost along the way.

Now at 53 and two days after showcasing his radio voice to the world through the lens of a passing motorist who saw him on the side of the road this gifted homeless man with a perfect radio voice is an instant celebrity.

Homeless Guy Radio Voice - Ted Williams
If you haven't yet seen the video it is here on YouTube and in the two days since the video went online the golden voiced homeless guy has been cleaned up with a haircut and more professional clothes, has been interviewed on TV, has gotten himself a cell phone to field all the media inquiries, scheduled a trip to see his elderly grandmother in New York, and has even landed a job with the Cleveland Cavaliers due to his popularity, his talents, and his lovable demeanor.

A recent interview Ted Williams, the radio voiced homeless guy as he's known as, just aired on the CBS Early show and can be seen online shows him emotional and thankful for his experience. The hosts equate his overnight success to that of a lottery winner and many commentors on the video note the significance of second chances and how they can be so meaningful to so many people.

What is amazing is Ted's description of what he wants out of life and where he hopes his voice will take him. He says he wants to have a home or apartment so that he has a place to cook food and he wants to be a respectable member of society who has a job pays his taxes like everyone else.

These are the simplest forms of needs - shelter, food, and a purpose in life - they are something we all should respect and strive for.

The Cleveland Cavs really stepped up and went out on a limb especially after such a short period of time. This Homeless guy with a radio voice like none other will soon be known as the former homeless guy with a golden voice as fans of Cleveland basketball get to know him more over the following years to come.


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Comments

Jan 5, 2011 1:25pm
Ernie
That is truly an inspiration story. He was down and out last week and now has a much better job than me. Good for him! I hope it provides inspiration and motivation to other people like him in similar situations.
Jan 5, 2011 1:58pm
chezfat
Seriously - this story is almost more special that seeing a struggling person hit the jackpot because he didn't see it coming at all. He was just on the right street corner at the right time.
Jan 5, 2011 2:58pm
Lynsuz
Great article. Lady luck shined her light one him.
Jan 6, 2011 12:01am
chezfat
I couldn't agree more. Thanks for stopping by Lynsuz.
Jan 5, 2011 3:12pm
BlogMakesMoney
very nice article good job by cabs
Jan 5, 2011 3:17pm
chezfat
This is gong to make me look a little closer at the signs other homeless guys hold up. :)
Jan 5, 2011 5:58pm
Jonotron
Wow. I just heard about this guy and he's got a job already. Great article, good news is rare and we need more of it.
Jan 5, 2011 6:43pm
chezfat
Not only has been offered a job but he has also apparently been offered some voice work too... this is obviously going to be a fluid story for some time.
Jan 5, 2011 8:03pm
dreamaker
I think It's working Chez.
Great job and thanks for this one.
Jan 5, 2011 8:56pm
chezfat
Hey we'll see how things go. Thanks for stopping by. :)
Jan 5, 2011 10:57pm
JadeDragon
Been working too hard to hear about this story. Very cool and thanks for posting it up.
Jan 5, 2011 11:59pm
chezfat
It's funny you said that because I didn't know about it either until this morning. I literally went to YouTube to see if there was any recent viral videos I hadn't heard of or seen yet. :P
Jan 5, 2011 11:45pm
jpwriter
Great story. Thanks for bringing it up. I hope that he is able to withstand the pressure that is going to come from the spotlight. Money is one of the #1 triggers for recovering folks. I hope his support group is tight and he has someone help him manage it. Very heart warming story.
Jan 6, 2011 12:00am
chezfat
He sure seems well spoken - in his interview he says he's been clean for over two years so that seems to bode well for him. It's also nice to see that his mom is still alive and well - I'm sure that will help him for some time.
Jan 6, 2011 12:35pm
Jerky
I've heard about this cat - at first because of your forum post, but then I saw it featured on Yahoo, YouTube and everywhere else.

The guy seems like a stud. Congrats to him.
Jan 6, 2011 1:36pm
chezfat
Man, his video on YT made it over 5 million I think but it was pulled down today for some reason. I'll have to a more stable video that I can link to from the article above.
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