The Dispatch reports that since it put the video online yesterday, there have been "scores of phone calls ... media inquiries and potential job offers that could ultimately provide the one-time radio announcer with a second chance." A YouTube copy has been viewed more than 4.5 million times.
The video's star, 53-year-old Ted Williams, is "a sporadic resident of a camp behind an abandoned Hudson Street gas station" in Columbus. As you'll see in the video, he admits to having been brought down by drugs — but says he's been clean for more than two years. He's loved radio all his life and says he's had some voice training.
There will be more about Williams and his dramatic change in fortunes later today on All Things Considered. Click here to find an NPR station that broadcasts or streams the show.
Original Article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/05/132677065/must-see-video-homeless-man-with-a-golden-voice?ft=1&f=1001