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“don’t whine, don’t complain and don’t make excuses”

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You need to watch and listen hard to this video featuring the story of Coach Don Meyer, winner of the 2009 Jimmy V Award at the ESPYS this year.

two buffalo broadcasters need your vote for national radio hall of fame

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I don’t put out a call or “ask” like this too often but I hope you’ll join me in voting for two nominees into the (United States) National Hall of Fame (Source: Buffalo Broadcasters Association)

Two Buffalo Broadcasters have been nominated to join the National Radio Hall of Fame. Van Miller and Joey Reynolds are two heavyweights in the broadcasting business, however the competition is daunting and they need your votes to be inducted.

Van Miller

Van Miller

Van Miller was Sports Director of WIVB-TV and long time Voice of the Buffalo Bills from 1960-1971 and 1977-2003. Van holds the record for NFL announcers with the same team. (Editors Note: If you ever heard the play-by-play announcer that NFL Films used during the Buffalo Bills four Super Bowl runs, you heard Van Miller as NFL Films usually uses the local radio feed.)

Joey Reynolds

Joey Reynolds

Joey Reynolds is a WKBW Radio alumnus and Top 40 Superstar of the 60’s. He now hosts a national syndicated talk show weeknights.

Check out the National Radio Hall of Fame press release here.

To vote, follow this link.

Thank you!

MEDIA RELEASE – Casullo’s Automotive Campaign Rolls with O’Connell Voice-Over

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BUFFALO, New York, July 21, 2009 – – One of western New York State’s leading automotive and truck repair and parts companies, Casullo’s Automotive Service, Inc., has secured the voiceover talents of Peter K. O’Connell for their 2009-10 radio and television advertising campaign.

Casullo’s Automotive and Casullo’s Truck and Automotive Accessories have been a leader leader in automotive, truck and snowplow needs for over 19 years. They have been honored as an annual recipient of the AAA Top Shop Award since 2001, in recognition of their Outstanding Performance in Total Customer Satisfaction

A professional voice talent since 1982, Peter K. O’Connell is president of audio’connell Voice-Over Talent, a worldwide, English language-based voice talent organization. The company also operates International Voice Talents, a company featuring professional foreign language male and female voice actors.

audio’connell Voice-Over Talent and International Voice Talents provide voice talent for commercials, animation, corporate narrations, documentaries, broadcast voice imaging, audio books, podcasts and messaging on-hold (MOH). Industries served by the two companies include advertising agencies, media and broadcast production companies as well as both large and small businesses around the world.

Mr. O’Connell also owns Voice Over Workshop, which provides professional voice over training to novice and experienced voice talent world-wide.

audio’connell Voice Over Talent, International Voice Talents and Voice Over Workshop are all a part of O’Connell Communications, LLC.

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futurama voice actors evidently publicly threatened with job losses

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If you ever wondered why working as a voice talent in Hollywood can be extremely tough, read the blatant negotiation tactic implemented by the producers of “FUTURAMA” below. Through my agents, I have also received a similar notice and no, I won’t be participating. Thanks anyway.

I’ve not seen news reports of the entire voice cast of Futurama burning en masse in an inferno so my guess is the actors are all trying to renegotiate their contracts. Guess those talks aren’t going so well.

Producers obviously feel the voice actors, whose abilities share at least one third of the show’s success with the artists and writers, must be expendable.

Note to FUTURAMA producers: the voice actors you have are not expendable. I might tell producers that they ought to be ashamed of this tactic but they’re in LaLa land, where there is no shame.

I’m not a huge union guy but this is one small example of why they were originally formed.

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SAG – VOICE OVER AUDITION – FUTURAMA!!! (WLA)
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Date: 2009-07-17, 12:51PM PDT
Reply to: jcd@jcdandridge.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
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This is an IMMEDIATE NEED for ANIMATED Voice Over Talent. FUTURAMA is now Casting for these Famous Voices:

IF YOU HAVE REPRESENTATION – DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS AD
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PHILIP J. FRY
TURANGA LEELA
BENDER BENDING RODRIQUEZ
PROFESSOR HUBERT FARNSWORTH
DR. JOHN ZOIDBERG
MOM
ZAPP BRANNIGAN
KIF KROKER
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ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY!

-SAG ONLY
-SUBMISSIONS MUST BE FROM UNREPRESENTED SAG ACTORS ONLY (OTHERWISE, SEE YOUR AGENT)
-SUBMIT TO VO_AUDITIONS@JCDANDRIDGE.COM
-MP3 AUDIO ONLY – LESS THAN 5MB
-DUE: NOW!
• Location: WLA
• it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
• Compensation: no pay
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july 20, 1969 – man on the moon

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Apollo 11 40 Annivesary logo

I was five years old and I recall my parents…my Father specifically, waking me up to watch a man step foot on the moon.

I didn’t understand it then. I do now.

To all the men and women that made it happen and especially those who risked (and gave) their lives in our quest towards space before, during and after Apollo 11 – thank you very much.

cbs evening news with katie couric drops cronkite’s newscast intro
UPDATE: CRONKITE’S VOICEOVER STAYS WITH NEWSCAST

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UPDATE: With thanks to @VoicesDotCom via Twitter where I first saw this new news posted, the family of Walter Cronkite has told CBS News this morning that it would an honor to have the voice of the late news legend remain as part of the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric”. Read about it here.

As you might guess, I LOVE this decision.

You don’t think any of them read the blog post below earlier this morning, do you? Nah, nobody reads this digital rag!

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“The CBS Evening News” broadcast has decided to stop using the newscast’s recorded introduction voiced by Walter Cronkite, following the famed anchor’s death at age 92 on Friday evening. The iconic Cronkite was known to be in failing health for sometime. The voice over introduction had been used for the broadcast since it became “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” in 2006. (Source: New York Times)

That’s the news, now for an opinion.

CBS News President Sean McManus said “it didn’t feel right” to continue to use Cronkite’s voice after his death. I understand the sentiment, I get it and I respect it.

But I do think two things about the decision:

I think you’re giving up the best newscast intro ever voiced – there was so much implied by his voiceover in addition to his great and immediately recognizable delivery.

I would also hate to be the man or woman who is chosen to follow that man as the new announcer.

Dan Rather wasn’t wise enough to really understand what a tough act Cronkite would be to follow when he lobbied for the “CBS Evening News” anchor job in 1981. Most announcers aren’t that oblivious.