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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cavs Offer Job, House to Homeless Guy With Golden Radio Voice

Posted By on Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 9:47 AM

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As the video of Ted Williams, the homeless guy with the golden radio voice, made the internet rounds yesterday, pleas far and wide begged for someone, somewhere to give him a job.

It didn't take long.

Williams appeared on WNCI 97.9 and during the broadcast a woman claiming to represent the Cavaliers called in and told Williams that the Cavs would give him a free house in Cleveland and a full-time voice-over job with the team. (Audio after the jump; skip to the 6:00 mark.)

Yep. The New York Post also reports that other offers funneled in as Williams became an interwebs sensation.

"I've been out there about a year; I just didn't know anything like this would ever happen," an overwhelmed Williams said earlier in the show. "There's so many words. I've already been compared to [Scottish singing sensation] Susan Boyle ... I'm just so happy."

Before the Cavs made their bid, the station said a group of credit unions offered Williams a contract worth up to $10,000; a caller claiming to rep MTV expressed interest in having him guest-announce a show; and callers who said they were the voiceover actors behind plugs for "The Simpsons" and "Entertainment Tonight" said they wanted him to compete on their upcoming "America's Next Voice" — where the prize includes a home studio.

For a man suddenly thrust from an Ohio roadside into the hearts of the world, Williams set his sights low.

"Just to get back to some normalcy and responsibility — If I can a job, whether it's a twenty-five or even $18,000, I'd be happy," he said. "At least I know God has me where he wants me."

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