Video Of 'Golden Voiced' Panhandler Goes Viral


UPDATED: Wednesday January 5, 2011 12:49 PM

A video clip of a homeless man with an unforgettable voice has gone viral.

A Columbus Dispatch reporter happened upon golden-voiced and homeless Ted Williams while he was panhandling near the intersection of Hudson Street and Interstate 71.

Williams, a former radio announcer, said personal problems led him to become homeless.

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"Alcohol and drugs and a few other things became a part of my life," Williams said. "I've got two years clean and I'm trying hard to get it back. And hopefully somebody from one of these television or radio stations will say, 'Hey, I need a voice-over or I need something."

The video clip of Williams has gone viral after being posted to YouTube.

"The voice just became something of a development of the years.  I went to school for it, then alcohol and drugs and a few other things became a part of my life.  I got two years clean."

Williams was expected be interviewed on WNCI-FM on Wednesday morning and there are hints he may get a job offer.

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