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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cleveland Cavs Hire Homeless Ex-Radio Announcer Ted Williams

Social media technology has the rare feature of being able to both destroy and resurrect lives.  If you’re Tiger Woods, a few inappropriate text messages can tarnish your image permanently.  If you’re Ted Williams from Ohio, cell phone video cameras and a website like YouTube can potentially save your life.

The Cleveland Cavaliers recently hired Williams after a video of his radio voice that was posted on the Columbus Dispatch’s website went viral.  Check out the Ted Williams radio voice video:

There’s no arguing that Williams’ voice is destined for public airwaves. After the video drew a few million views, it became obvious that this homeless man’s voice would be completely wasted if he had to continue to using it in hopes of making a few dollars for a meal. There have been plenty of inquiries and the Cavs made a job offer on Wednesday. It’s unknown if Williams accepted the offer, but he’s definitely going to be able to get himself off the streets and begin a new career.

I never thought a homeless man could top the “ninjas kidnapped my kids so I need money for karate lessons” guy I once came across in Baltimore, but Williams has done it.



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