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last day for movember 2013 – please DONATE and SHARE

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Thirty days later…the above picture is the result of my Movember commitment (well, of course, I gave some money too).

Aside from Mrs. audio’connell’s complaints (not a whisker fan) my part in all this was pretty easy.

Your part (whether you’ve donated already or whether you will today – please) is a little bit more involved as you’re being asked to give a little money to support research into Men’s Cancers. Thank you for giving whatever you can TODAY!!!

Any amount will do….even $5. And yes, we would accept $5,000 if you’re so inclined. The point is we don’t judge.

As I’ve said in the past, whether you donate MY MOVEMBER PAGE or THE MO-VO TEAM PAGE makes no difference to me. When you donate to one, you donate to all. There is no competition in voice-over and there is no competition between MO-VO team members.

Movember_Voice-Over Team 2013

This event would not be a successful voice-over event without the generous support not only of the donors but of all the people on the MO-VO team (I think this is like our 2nd or 3rd year together) including: Jeffrey Kafer, Johnny Heller, Cliff Zellman, Paul Christy, Chris Mezzolesta, J Christopher, Homero Espinosa,Anthony Gettig, Graeme Spicer, Dustin Ebaugh, Matt Simmons, Ryan Calafato, Joey Pepin as well as MO SISTAS (yes, women CAN be a apart of the fund raising effort) Nancy German and Fran McClellan

Thank you ALL!

the thanksgiving tradition continues

WKRP

It has been said: “For those who understand, no answer is necessary. For those who do not understand, no answer will suffice.”

Every year I still enjoy this wonderful piece of TV and I hope you do too. Please share this post with your social media voice-over friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Living On Air – a book review

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On Saturday, November 16th I began reading Joe and Ann Cipriano’s Living On Air – Adventures In Broadcasting.

It’s now Sunday, November 17 at about 1:00 p.m. eastern time and I have finished reading it.

Some book reviews may rate the quality of the read based on the “star” system or some other measurement.

Here’s my rating: I read the book cover to cover in 24 hours and I’m sorry the story ended.

If you’re scoring at home that’s a five out of five star rating, a “must-read” and two big thumbs up.

If you have ever worked, now work or want to work as a voice-actor – you must read this book.

If you have ever worked, now work or want to work on-air in radio or television – you must read this book.

If you work (or have worked) both in voice-over and in broadcasting…you HAVE to read this book.

We’re not talkin’ “how to” or here’s “how I do voice-over” type book.

It’s the story of one man’s passion for broadcasting combined with how his talent and luck got him to the top of his profession. And maybe even more so how he worked to pay back the universe (and his friends) for their kindnesses to him over the years.

I don’t really know Joe at all having only met him a couple of times when I was in Hollywood at a voice-over conference years ago. He came across as a simple, good guy – which is something I suppose that shouldn’t be taken for granted in La-La land where egos could overflow the Grand Canyon.

I sensed no overflowing ego in this autobiography.

Like the man I spoke with at the voice-over conference, the story was simple and good- a kind of “here’s my life and yes, I fully understand how fortunate I have been combining my work ethic with the talent I have and my passion for this industry.”

A great true story- with anecdotes about many interesting people – told by one of our own about the business we all adore.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading Living On Air as much as I did.

You can (and should) buy the book here.

look what I got?

Peter K. O'Connell_Living ON AIR book Cipriano

Is it actually considered taunting if I say nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-naaahhhh on social media? I think not.

I have received my copy of Joe and Ann Cipriano’s book Living On Air. I’m very excited.

It has a wonderful, personalized inscription from Joe that reads: “Dear Bob Souer, You’re my voice-over hero! Please don’t move to Los Angeles. Love Joe”.

If you want YOUR copy of Living On Air, you can buy it here.

Now all I have to do is learn how to read and I’ll be all set.

Where did I put my Hooked On Phonics cassettes?

movember 2013 – week 2

Peter K. O'Connell_Movember 2013_Week 2

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks.

The whiskers are growing in well and we’ve raised over $2,100 with thanks to those who donated thus far.

If you haven’t donated thus far…please donate. You’re helping raise money to research Men’s Cancers and those living through the challenges of having it.

You can give either to MY MOVEMBER PAGE or THE MO-VO TEAM PAGE. When you donate to one, you donate to all. Any amount will do….even $5. And yes, we would accept $5,000 if you’re so inclined. The point is we don’t judge.

Right now Movember Voice-Over team members include: Jeffrey Kafer, Johnny Heller, Cliff Zellman, Paul Christy, Chris Mezzolesta, J Christopher, Homero Espinosa,Anthony Gettig, Graeme Spicer, Dustin Ebaugh, Matt Simmons, as well as MO SISTAS (yes, women CAN be a apart of the fund raising effort) Nancy German and Fran McClellan

This week Team Mo-VO welcomes new team members and fellow voice-over talents Joey Pepin and Ryan Calafato!

Please give. Thank you!

movember 2013 week one

Peter K. O'Connell_Movember 2013_week 1

Thanks to many of you, the Movember Voice-Over team had rasied almost $1,500 in ONE WEEK!!!

But of course, we need to grow more – facial hair and money. So if you’re not yet one of the many, please donate either to MY MOVEMBER PAGE or THE MO-VO TEAM PAGE. When you donate to one, you donate to all. Any amount will do….even $5. And yes, we would accept $5,000 if you’re so inclined. The point is we don’t judge.

team mo-vo 2013

But we IS a great team šŸ˜‰ Right now Movember Voice-Over team members include: Jeffrey Kafer, Johnny Heller, Cliff Zellman, Paul Christy, Chris Mezzolesta, J Christopher, Homero Espinosa,Anthony Gettig, Graeme Spicer, Dustin Ebaugh, Matt Simmons, as well as MO SISTAS (yes, women CAN be a apart of the fund raising effort) Nancy German and Fran McClellan

You can also join our team (solicit donations – that’s a part of being on the team) by signing up on the Movember site (via any one of the links above) and picking our team to join.

The only bad news about these posts is the weekly picture but I just want to prove to you that I am growing the whiskers (my promise for your donation). Yes, I know its supposed to be a moustache, but you must take me at my word that really there is little else in this world as visually disturbing as me in a stache. I’m doing the world a service by growing it this way.

Thanks!