Jim Buchanan

~ Smooth | Believable | Seasoned | Warm | Fluid | Professional ~

Voice Description

Jim Buchanan
"People believe what I say".
Male, target audience 35+. North American accent. Seasoned, smooth, fluid, warm, professional, believable, VO talent with 30 years’ experience recording from home audio facility and on location. Specialize in:
*Commercial/Product VO
*Broadcast Imaging
*Short Narrations
*Product Review
* IVR - On Hold Messages
Adept at hard-sell, soft-sell and in-between styles but prefer copy with room to breathe to showcase resonance and texture. Easy to direct and flexible to help you achieve desired results. Thanks for listening. I look forward to hearing from you.
Jim Buchanan / Studio7
717.991.1910 mobile
717.747.1043 studio line

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• 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 have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Harrisburg~Hershey~Lancaster~York & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

News Commentator, Pennsylvania Dutch

My Voice Experience

Chevy, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Torre Pines Golf, i-Luminate, Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Giant Foods, Ameren, East Mississippi Electric Power Association, Cannon, Barnes Aeronautics, Pinnacle Health, Susquehanna Health, Pennsylvania Cable Network, Fleer Baseball Cards.

* Our largest clients are in the medical/hospital category – preparing radio, TV and long format video for them.  Voice talent has to be believable and sincere.  For those reads that require presentations of difficult or sensitive medical conditions, the voice has to be strong, yet reassuring. Jim is always my first choice.  Far from simply reading the words, he quickly understands the subject matter and finds the right tone for the subject at hand.  I never worry about the finished product.
Tom Martin, President, Martin Communications, Inc. http://martincommunicationsinc.com/

* Jim. Just what the client had in mind. Classy. Subtle. Soft sell with sizzle. Ear catching in a world that screams.  Different and unique. Just GREAT!!!
It's what YOU do BEST!
Michael Neff, Strategic Media Services
Independent Consultant for Radio Station Start-Ups and Formatic Enhancement

* Jim and I worked together in broadcasting, where his overall audio production techniques would shine. I also enjoyed producing Jim’s voiceover work at FL&L. His distinct tone and smooth, accurate delivery complements any project.
Brian Williams, Product Specialist, Brightree Computer Software Harrisburg PA.

My Training

• Freelance/Fill-In Meteorologist WBFF FOX45 Baltimore MD. 2013 to present
• Chief Meteorologist WPMT FOX43 Harrisburg PA. 1995 - 2012
• Fill in Weekend Meteorologist WTXF FOX29 Philadelphia PA. 1997 - 1999
• Chief Meteorologist WHP CBS21 Harrisburg PA. 1983 - 1990
• Weekend Weather-caster WHTM ABC27 Harrisburg PA. 1981 - 1983
• Voice Track ~ Smooth Jazz WSJW 92.7 Harrisburg PA. 2003 - 2007
• PD and morning show co-host WROZ 101.3 Lancaster PA. 1993-1995
• PM drive personality WMIX 99.3 Harrisburg PA. 1990 - 1993
• PM drive personality WQXA 105.7 Harrisburg~York~Lancaster PA. 1982 - 1985
• PM drive personality WUSL 99.9 Philadelphia PA. 1980 - 1982
• PD and mid-day personality WKBO 1230 Harrisburg Pa. 1975 - 1980
• Overnight personality WGAR 1220 Cleveland Oh. 1973 - 1975

• Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology: Mississippi State University
• Associates Degree Journalism-Broadcasting: Penn College of Technology

My Studio Equipment

Mackie 16 channel board.
Neumann TLM-103
Logic Express and Audacity
Gentner phone patch
High Speed Internet for exporting to a studio or FTP site

Additional Skills

Easily directable. Cooperative to client and agency needs. Prompt delivery.
"It's not WHAT you say...but HOW you say it."

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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