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Homeless Man with Golden Radio Voice
Edited by Huynh Thi Bich Ngoc - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011
There are often homeless people

(Dispatch) - There are often homeless people asking for change on freeway exits ramps, but recently there has been this guy with an interesting sign at I-71 and Hudson Street, his hand-written sign says he has the God-given gift of a great voice.

Hey, we're gonna make you work for your dollar, say something with that great radio voice.

When you're listening to nothing but the best of oldies you're listening to Magic 98.9.

Thank you so much, God bless you, thank you.

And we’ll be back with more right after these words.

And don’t forget tomorrow morning is your chance to win a pair of tickets to see this man live in concert. Thank you so much.

Well, when I was 14 years old (I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York) when I was 14 I kind of listened to one of our area radio announcers, and I went as a field trip to go meet the guy. And, he looked nothing like what he sounded like. So I asked him about that and he said to me: “Listen, radio is defined: theatre of mind”.

And so when he said theatre of mind, I just said, wait. I can’t be an actor, I can’t be an on-air personality, but the voice just became something of a development over years and I went to school for it.

And then alcohol and drugs and a few other things became part of my life and I got two years clean, and I’m trying hard to get it back and hopefully somebody from one of these televisions or radios says: “Hey, I need a voice over or I need something”.

So, you know, I’m hoping one day: “Watch Family Guy week nights at seven thirty on Fox 28″.

1. change /tʃeɪndʒ/ (n) coins rather than paper money: tiền xu, tiền lẻ

  • a dollar in change: một đô la tiền xu
  • to empty the pocket of loose change: dốc hết mấy đồng xu lẻ trong túi
  • to fill a change jar: bỏ ống heo
  • to donate loose change for charity: cho tiền lẻ làm từ thiện
  • Do you have any change for a 5-pound note? Anh có tiền lẻ đổi cho tôi tờ 5 pao không?

2. ramp /ræmp/ (n)  slope that joins two parts of a road, path, building, etc. when one is higher than the other: đoạn đường dốc

  • Beware ramp: Chú ý đường dốc (dùng trên bảng tín hiệu)
  • to push a wheelchair up / down a ramp: đẩy ghế có bánh xe lên / xuống đoạn đường dốc

3. live /laɪv/ (adj / adv) broadcast at the time of an actual event; played or recorded at an actual performance: trực tiếp, tại chỗ (về biểu diễn)

  • live coverage of buổi tường thuật trực tiếp về (cái gì)
  • a live recording made at the concert: buổi ghi âm trực tiếp tại buổi hòa nhạc
  • This show is going out live. Buổi trình diễn được truyền trực tiếp.
  • to live music every night: phục vụ nhạc sóng hằng đêm

4. announcer /əˈnaʊnsər/ (n) a person who introduces, or gives information about, programs on the radio or television: người giới thiệu chương trình, biên tập viên truyền hình, phát thanh viên 

  • a radio announcer: phát thanh viên
  • a continuity announcer: người dẫn chương trình
  • a TV announcer: người giới thiệu chương trình truyền hình
  • to qualify as an announcer: làm nghề biên tập viên / dẫn chương trình
  • to work as a trainee announcer: làm phát thanh viên tập sự
  • to be trained as an announcer: được đào tạo thành người giới thiệu chương trình
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