Voice Made for Television

11.1.2007 | 6:14 am

A Note from Fatty: Short entry today, because most of the day will be taken up with Dr. appointments (going to see the new orthopod today, but first must go on a scavenger hunt to collect miscellaneous X-rays and MRIs).

Here are a few fun facts about me:

  • In High School, I was the kid who did the morning announcements. I was, believe it or not, dismissed for using bad language.
  • I was also President of the Speech Team in High School. My events were Lincoln-Douglas debate and humor interpretation.  
  • After my Freshman year in College, I was an “air personality” on a Top 40 radio station. I say “air personality” instead of “DJ” because I had no say whatsoever in what music I played. That was all programmed by a company in California. It was made crystal clear to me that the most important part of my job was to have the reel-to-reel heads (yes, I’m that old) clean and coffee read in when the morning show guys got in at 4am. I made $0.55 more per hour than the starting wage at McDonalds.

So you would think, with these sterling credentials, that I would have an excellent, radio-ish voice, and that I would furthermore have the ability to talk in full sentences, without distracting “ummmmmms” every time my mind stalls.

In this, you would be wrong.

I discovered this earlier this week when Jason of RocBike.com interviewed me for his podcast. Still, it was fun to do.

Go listen to it by clicking here.


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