Homeless man with “golden radio voice” offered house, sports announcing job after clip goes viral
The video of a homeless man in Columbus, Ohio panhandling using his “golden radio voice” has racked up over four million views in the past day.
The clip was widely distributed yesterday after it was posted on Reddit, and within a day, Ted Williams went from demonstrating his incongruous announcer like tones for dollars from passersby to a job and house offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The New York Post reports:
“The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!,” repeated a stunned Williams, 71, on local radio station WNCI.
A caller to the show who said she represented the Cavs offered Williams, who shot to stardom after local newspaper the Columbus Dispatch on Monday posted video of his perfectly-pitched panhandling, a full-time job doing voiceover work for the team and parent company and a free home in Cleveland.
Williams told the radio station that he had been homeless for about a year, and that he was “just so happy” about the sudden recognition and opportunities.