Doing voice over work

A lifetime ago, I worked in radio. It was a blast. When I tell people, they hear my voice and aren’t surprised. After joking that I have a face for radio, many will say I definitely have a voice for it.

I wonder now: what about voice over work? I’d love to do that. Commercials, promos, you name it.

Anyone have an idea of how to get into that?

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Richard Zowie, aspiring voice over artist

Besides a resume for a writing career, I also like to keep a broadcasting resume ready. For seven years I worked in radio. Two stations (Christian and talk radio) in San Antonio and a Christian station in Michigan. While I prefer print journalism, I really enjoyed my time in broadcasting. I’ve even delved a little into television broadcasting as a volunteer for Blazing Gavels, a fund raiser for San Antonio’s PBS station, KLRN. I was relieved that wearing makeup was not required, but I still concluded that I have a great face for radio.

Over the years, I’ve kept recordings of myself doing news and pseudo commercials. I even have a digital audio tape of myself guest hosting a radio call-in talk show, which was especially fun.