George McQuade

Golden Voice -Award-Winning Radio and TV Announcer

Voice Description

TV Demo videos with voice tracks are at:

I have a distinctive golden radio voice that is recognizable by Southern California. I recorded a voice mail on my phone years ago, and every time someone new hears it, they ask did you work in radio or were you on the air somewhere in Los Angeles?

Most listeners of KNX, KFI, KABC Entertainment Radio Network, CBS radio network, Public Radio, Associated Press Radio Network, UPI Radio Network and NBC Radio Networks recognize it the moment I speak. No one sounds like this voice, and it is a influential, believable and sooth easy listening and deep voice.

At Sempra Energy's SoCalGas Company I hosted quarterly videos introducing various stories in and around The Gas Company. They became so popular, additional dubs had to be made on everything from CO2 poison prevention of heaters to emergency responses during an earthquake and CPR.

At the height of downsizing I created a one of kind Employee Grapevine, which grew from 50 calls daily, to 350 and later 18,500 calls on the call-in, voicemail corporate radio newscast. It feature HR, Vice Presidents of various depts. and it spotlighted outstanding employees, who went beyond the call of duty from saving lives to corporate social responsibility.

My voice has also been heard and used over country western, beautiful music, boss radio, classical, and newstalk formats. It's easy to listen to, and everyone always says, "Where have I heard your voice before."

I have also performed numerous master of ceremony events for awards, special recognition and energetic seminar presentations. I help people rediscover the joy in their job with my voice and special talents.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Jim Cagney,Tennesee Ernie Ford, Wolfman Jack,"Duke of Earl" a 1962 US number-one song, originally by Gene Chandler and any news announcer in town. I can also imitate a Fish Store owner with a Cleft lip and palate, who's hilarious, but when talks, he's vary serious serious about his store bargains.

I can do the original Tarzan (Johny Wisemiller) call flawlessly. I used to practice it calling my Golden retrievers when I was growing up on a farm. I can also do a little Barry White.

My Voice Experience

Most of my radio and TV career has involved broadcast news. However, when I came to Los Angeles, and joined AFTRA union stations I was called "talent" and took voice over lessons
from the legendary Joannie Becker (she does 18 voices including Lucille Ball). I had to really work at doing
voiceovers so they did not sound like a newsman reading a commercial. She took me to the top working with some of the best announcers in the biz, including Johnny Gun, Robert Parish (Paul Harvey), Thunder Jim Thornton (KNX, KGIL, MAGIC FM and now the new voice of "Wheel of Fortune," and Mike Bingo (LA Morning announcer in the 90's).

My Training

• 818-340-5300 • 818-618-9229 •

Profile: 10+ Years of Award-Winning Radio/TV News
Golden radio voice, radio and TV newsman with mostly Los Angeles market experience including CBS, ABC Entertainment radio network, KNX, KFI, KZLA, KRLA, NBC Mutual and KGIL Newstalk 1260 AM. Lots of Golden Mikes, APTRA , LA Press Club and breaking news citations from AP and APME awards. 10+ years behind and in front of the camera and on microphone. Original writer “Today LA Weekends,” KNBC-TV, 1st 90 min. weekend newscast in LA. Also, powerful voiceover, announcer and fill-in anchor or talk show host with plenty of experience in bus., entertainment, high tech and live shots.

Professional Accomplishments & Radio Awards

“Medal of Valor” rescuing noted UCLA Medical Ctr. Doctor from burning SUV Crash, 1998 CSFA

1st Place IABC, PRSA, NAHRO, LA Press Club 1998, “Employee Grapevine” a one-of-a-kind call-in radio newscast via voicemail system, about employees and housing issues in SoCal.

“LA Riots, Best Live Coverage”, CBS/KNX 1992 Rodney King Officers Trial, UPI, NBC Mutual, 1992

“Best Newscasts”, “Best News Writing”, Golden Mikes, APTRA, KNBC, KFI, KGIL Newstalk 1260 AM, “Best Use of Sound” KGIL, RTNA, LA Press Club and APTRA Calif. /Nevada, Los Angeles 1992.

“Silver Gavel” American Bar Assn. “, Nov. sweeps series “Judge Hettinger – Tough on Crime”
“Best Investigative series,” 1985, KNDO-TV, Yakima, WA.

MAYO Communications, Los Angeles, CA | 2000 – Present
Created full service Los Angeles based media relations firm with offices in San Diego, New York, and Bern, Switzerland. Provided exceptional management and development oversight resulting in 110% business growth over 5 years and 50% growth during recession. On camera/radio media training.

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), CA | 1995 – 2000

Successfully served the HACLA board of directors and executive director by developing and implementing public relations campaigns, resident relations internal campaigns and effectively building stronger professional relationships with politicians, HUD and other state and City key stake holders. Launched award-winning weekly radio news casts on housing and HUD issues with radio interviews.

Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles, CA | 1992– 1995

Managed all SoCal Gas Company media relations and crisis communications programs. “Employee Grapevine”, 18,500 calls in 3 weeks. One-of-a-kind program prompted national speaking tour NY, Chicago, Wash. DC and elsewhere. Expanded media coverage by 50 percent minority owned enterprises. Managed outside agencies, vendors and SoCalGas Co. partnerships. Created and launched daily radio news cast “Employee Grapevine.”

Los Angeles, CA | 1985– 1992

Award-winning News Producer/News Anchor, Announcer & News Correspondent

KNBC-TV, KTTV-TV, 1992 (1 yr), KGIL (89-92), Stringer NBC Mutual News, CBS, KNX, and KFI (per diem 1992). KCOY-TV, Santa Maria, (87-89) KGET-TV (KLLY FM), Bakersfield (85-87), KNDO-TV, Yakima, WA and first radio job KLYN-FM, ABC radio network, not wire service, everything that went on the air came out of my typewriter.

My Studio Equipment

Access to professional radio studios in Burbank and Miracle Mile of Los Angeles. I have recording equipment in my office, tape recorders, video recorders, digital radio records and HDTV video cameras. I have large TC 5,000, AIWA Reel to Reel, Sony Video Cams, Cannon video HDTV cam, and older video cameras. I have experience with Sharpe, Ikagami 3,000 and studio robotic cameras (in studios for newscasts)

Additional Skills

National speaker, presenter, and talk show host. I train and coach executives for radio news interviews, on camera speaking and TV news interviews. I also shoot video interviews, where it sounds like a real reporter interviewing the guest. It gives the urgency and presence of a real news interview of a reporter and camera crew, but it is only me. Sample interviews or I have been trained in drama schools, lead actor in high school and college plays, announcer for PRSA Award ceremonies to MC high profile events. Guest on live TV and radio shows talking about social media to communications. Guest speaker at universities on public relations, film pubicity and reputation management. I have held news director jobs in small, medium and large radio and TV markets. My most recent TV jobs were at KNBC-TV and KTTV-TV, KCOP-TV. The most recent radio job was NBC Mutual News and CBS Radio Networks.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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