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For decades, Bill Rice has been the voice of ABC News, going to back to when Harry Reasoner and Barbara Walters had their ill-conceived and ill-fated on-air partnership.

Ever since, Bill’s steady voice has been heard as that news division covered some of the greatest tragedies in our history.

As the news divisions’ overnight program “World News Now” celebrates its 15th (now 16th I guess) anniversary, the show did a long over due piece on Bill Rice’s announcing work for ABC News and the ABC Television Network.

podcamp toronto 2008 podcast promo

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Podcamp Toronto 2008 will be happening on February 23rd and 24th at Ryerson University in Toronto. This second annual new media gathering is free but requires folks to register here.

audio’connell Voice Over Talent is a proud sponsor of Podcamp Toronto 2008 and has created this promotional announcement for any and all new media friends to use in their podcasts or on their web sites to promote attendance and awareness of the event.

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voxmarketising – the audio’connell podcast [episode 101]

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â–º (0:00) Show Open: (Voxmarketising Episode #101/ Show date: January 12, 2008)

â–º (1:00) Welcome:

â–º (1:55) Oversight (Stuff You Might Have Missed):
Xerox has a new logo

– Cool logo sites You The Designer and Logo Pond

Voicey Awards (nominating VO-BB and Philip Banks for Best Team Performance

Podcamp Toronto 2008 and the audio’connell Voice Over Talent promo featuring the voice talents of Jeff Kafer, Elaine Singer, Chris Rice, Mary McKitrick, Kara Edwards, Liz de Nesnera, Dave Courvoisier and Jim Sutton

â–º (10:36) VMT Interview (On voiceover or marketing or advertising or all of the above):
– Winners of the Unofficial NBC Nightly News Voice Off including winning entries and interviews with the third place finisher, the second place finisher and the winner.

â–º (25:18) Brain Spanking(Funny, Weird, Annoying News of the Day But Stuff That Usually Makes You Think):
– Quick observations on the current Writer’s Strike

â–º (26:50) Popular Demand (Voice Comments, Emails and Blogs Posts from Listeners):
– Summary comments on the Unofficial NBC Nightly News Voice Off

â–º (27:40) Show Close:
Comment Line – +01 716-989-6151
Email – peter at audioconnell dot com
Blog – audioconnell.com/blog (Subscribe)
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MEDIA RELEASE – Winners of Unofficial NBC Nightly News Voice-Off Announced

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BUFFALO, New York, January 12, 2008 – – With over 150 votes cast, ranking the 60 submitted auditions, the top three choices have been announced for audio’connell Voice Over Talent’s “Unofficial NBC Nightly News Voice-Off”.

Third place was awarded to San Diego, California voice talent Connie Terwilliger.

The second place finisher was Bruce Miles, a voice over talent based in Phoenix, Arizona.

The voice over talent who received the most votes in the contest was David Houston of Austin, Texas.

The completely unofficial open casting call began just before Christmas, following the selection of actor Michael Douglas as the new “official” announcer for the network’s signature news broadcast NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. His brief vocal performance, which accompanies the newscast’s nightly video introduction, was not the actor’s best voice over performance, in the opinion of audio’connell Voice Over Talent president and professional voice over talent Peter K. O’Connell.

O’Connell noted: “Choosing Michael Douglas to be the Nightly News voice is an excellent choice but Michael’s performance for the script read simply wasn’t as good as it should have been for this important news program. While I don’t think the network will make any changes because of this very tongue-in-cheek contest, maybe the examples shown by our auditions will encourage Mr. Douglas to go back into the studio to give it another shot.”

The auditions can be heard on the audio’connell Voice Over Talent’s blog site – www.voxmarketising.com – or accessed through the company’s web site – www.audioconnell.com/NBC.

A professional voice over talent and audio producer for over 25 years, Peter O’Connell is president of audio’connell Voice Over Talent, a worldwide, english language-based voice talent company. He also operates International Voice Talents, featuring foreign language male and female voice actors.

Both organizations provide professional 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 around the world.

The three businesses are all a part of O’Connell Companies.
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