Meet my longtime friend in the business Hal Slifer, the host of the popular Sunday morning radio show “Chagigah: Jewish Culture and Music ” on WERS in Boston. Hal is also a video producer and historian who couldn’t wait for the chance to schmooze with yours truly! Connect with Hal at: https://www.facebook.com/hslifer and http://www.thevideohistory.com
In today’s podcast, a tribute to two giants in the voice-over industry. The magnificent June Foray who brought countless animated characters to life for millions. And Dick Orkin, founder of The Radio Ranch and the creator of “Chicken Man” on radio. They brought magic to our lives, we’ll miss them but their work lives on!
Gary Marino heads up the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band, bringing laughter to audiences of all ages. He’s an author, comedian, broadcaster and producer of live shows and events across the northeast. Back in 2004, Gary launched “The Million Calorie March” that put him in the national spotlight and inspired thousands to get in shape. Meet one of the hardest working guys in show biz locally who loves what he does!
Vic Mignogna is an award winning voice-over artist with a legion of Anime and animation fans. He’s also a recording artist, writer, producer, singer and actor who with his “crew” has done something exceedingly cool with the web series “Star Trek Continues.” Meet THE Captain James T. Kirk who continued on with the Enterprise’s five year mission and enjoy the ride.
Kenny Meyer is not only the authority on the Golden Age of Radio, he’s a celebrated broadcaster and producer who has met and interviewed hundreds of celebrities. His love of radio is infectious. Kenny is one of the nicest guys I know with an inspiring story of making it in the “biz!”
Mil Nicholson is an experienced stage and screen actress who currently specializes in audio books, with a particular emphasis on the classics and the work of Charles Dickens. She has listeners from around the world who adore her work.
Voice-over artist Pete Gustin is one of the busiest pros in our business voicing national commercials, movie trailers and having a regular gig as the promo voice of the Fox News Network. What makes his success in our industry so interesting is that despite the fact that Pete is legally blind, he’s come up with creative ways to get the job done in a highly competitive market.
Singer, recording artist and producer Hildy Grossman presents stunning musical reviews with two goals in mind: to entertain audiences and raise funds to eradicate lung cancer. Hear about her latest concert event December 7th sponsored by Upstage Lung Cancer . . . and enjoy some great music on this edition of my podcast.
"Dying is easy---comedy is hard." Perhaps so, but it's not as insurmountable with the likes of Comedy Institute Director Steve Rosenfield. Jordan talks with him about his new book "Mastering Stand-Up" a must for anyone who dreams of making folks laugh.
Jim Cutler is one of the most successful voice over artists in the country, heard on dozens of top market TV and radio stations as well as national commercials. Jim is also a professional photographer, writer, speaker and astronomer.
Dick Summer is a major market radio personality with long successful stints in New York and Boston. He has voiced and produced best-selling audio books as well as national commercials. Dick's warm familiar voice and style has made him a favorite of fans coast to coast.
Roberto Mighty is an award winning multimedia artist with success in music, filmmaking, video production, photography and much more. He teaches at Emerson College and is proud to have been named the first Artist in Residence at the historic Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Roberto’s voice as an artist is vibrant and impressive.
Julia Lipman is a talent voice-over and stage actress with a distinctive British accent and great story telling talent. Julia and Jordan discuss dialects, understanding and delivering a solid message and the love she has for acting and “theatre of the mind.”
Jerry Goodwin is an extremely busy character actor appearing on stage and TV/film roles. He is also a veteran voice over artist and legendary radio personality with stints in Texas and Detroit before coming to Boston and reigning as the famous “Duke of Madness” at classic rocker WBCN.
Candy O’Terry is an accomplished broadcaster, voice-over artist, spokeswoman and actress. She’s a dynamite vocalist and founder and co-host of the multi award winning Exceptional Women radio show on WMJX 106.7 in Boston. Candy is also Co-Founder & President at Boston Women in Media & Entertainment.
Don Morrow is a living broadcast and voice-over legend both on and off camera, having announced for national TV shows and movie trailers including “Titanic”, “Saving Private Ryan” and dozens of Hollywood blockbusters. When you hear the term “VOG” for “Voice of God,” it will be Don Morrow that fits that bill.
Bill Smith, currently production director at WRKO in Boston, personifies the terms “smooth” and “professional.” He has written, produced and voiced hundreds of spots and is a talented musician with one of the coolest home studios around. Bill recounts his early days in radio and how the industry has evolved.
Fred Frees is the son of voice-over legend Paul Frees, aka Boris Badenov and voice of Disney’s Haunted Mansion, to name but a few. Fred in his own right is a brilliant voice artist and teacher with personal insight into his Dad’s amazing career in show business.
Randy Thomas has broken not only the glass ceiling but nearly every studio door when it comes to voice-overs. She is the first woman to announce the Oscars, Tony’s, Emmy’s, The Super Bowl, and Entertainment Tonight, not to mention dozens of national radio and TV campaigns. She is also an accomplished author and teacher.
Meet Suzanne Bates of Bates Communications and the author of several best sellers including “Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results.” Suzanne is a former television anchor and reporter who has enormous success training people to communicate to win!