warm, deep female. Can do sexy, southern belle, smooth, professional, news anchor style
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
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
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer copywriting services
My Home Base
DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
My Voice Experience
621 N 11th St
DeKalb IL 60115
April 2013 – Present
Assistant General Manager/Market Manager
Responsible for day-to-day operations of 4 stations in the DeKalb (Western Chicagoland) market area.
Duties include, overseeing other department managers, interacting with corporate, goal setting, revenue development and community involvement
Oversee programming and news departments, working closely with the Program Director and News Director to create and manage air talent and overall sound of the stations
Additionally, I am responsible for growing the sales team, hiring and training news AE’s and brining current staff and management up to a new level of selling
In addition, I also have my own book of business that I am responsible for maintaining and growing
April 2012 – April 2013
Mac Donald Broadcasting
New Business Development/Voice Talent
Call on targeted “Key” accounts
Generate local direct business
Service existing accounts
Develop marketing campaigns and long-term business relationships
Write proposals and commercial copy
Voiceover for commercial production
January 2012 – April 2012
Ruby Radio Corporation
Senior Account Executive/News Reporter/Voice Talent
Recruited to generate new local direct advertising dollars and increase monthly sales revenue and create and manage reporting systems and tracking systems for account reps and accounts
Created a sales training program
Wrote proposals, copy etc as needed for clients
Participated in coordination of station events
Generated new dollars from accounts that have never used the 4 stations of Ruby Radio Corporation. Also generated local dollars from regional and national accounts on a local level
Voiceover for News and Commercial Production
December 2005-Dec 2011
Bobby Rodriguez Productions
Fort Lauderdale FL
Event Manager/Assistant Producer
Manage the 2+million dollar budget for the Florida Renaissance Festival along with smaller budgets for the other festival events (Florida Renaissance Festival-Miami, Florida Cajun Zydeco Festival)
Negotiate and generate vendor and performer contracts
Act as liaison between departments during production
Supervise office staff and other staff members
Create and maintain rapport with local media and groups for promotional purposes
Increased the corporate sponsorship revenue for the Florida Renaissance Festival by nearly 150% in the first year and adding additional cash and in-kind sponsorships in following years
Generate and manage monthly public relations e-newsletters and news releases
Layout and proof all collateral materials; brochures and programs
Manage and direct placement of all advertising including set and maintain budget
Content management for all websites (6) including ren-fest.
Coordinate with Public Relations Firm on event coverage, ideas for local media, social media updates and advertising
August 2005-January 2009
WIOD – News Radio 610
Write and produce newscasts
Provided feeds for FOX Radio News on state and regional stories
Update station website content
Proficient with RCS Newsbuilder, Adobe Audition and Cool Edit Pro
May 2003-February 2006
WLVE – LOVE 94 Radio
Clear Channel Miami
Serviced both local and agency accounts
Generated new business
Worked on Love & Jazz and Jazz Harvest Concert promotions
January 1991-June 2002
Sales Manager (interim General Manager)
Goldsen Broadcasting Mt. Pleasant/MI
Oversaw a staff of 7 account executives and hired and trained new account executives and helped them achieve their own and the department’s monthly and quarterly billing goals. In addition, acted as interim General Manager
Handled my own list of accounts and prospected for new business
Yearly and monthly goal setting for the Sales Department
Major accomplishments at WCFX:
Secured, grew and maintained advertising revenue with Coca-Cola who had never advertised with the station or in the market
Helped to build a credible advertising arena for radio in the Central Michigan area.
Hosted weekly public affairs program
September 1987 - January 1991
Account Manager/Air Personality
Mc Donald Broadcasting Saginaw/MI
Focus on local direct and agency accounts
Assisted clients with the marketing of their businesses by creating long-term plans and event advertising schedules.
Worked to coordinate client and station promotions.
Prospected for new business and servicing existing accounts.
Wrote commercial copy and proposals for my clients.
In addition to my position as Account Manager, while at WKCQ I also hosted a weekend air-shift and worked as a coordinating member of the Raft Race Planning Committee.
September 1984 – April 1987
Wickstrom Chevrolet/Hank Graff Chevrolet
Bay City MI
Sales of new and used cars and trucks
Chevrolet’s “GO Incorporated” sales training course
Chevrolet Truck Sales Club Winner
May 1984 - June 1986
Anchored, wrote and covered local news events for the station.
Interviewed sources and handled the police beat.
March 1984 – June 1984
Tampa - St. Petersburg/FL
Anchored, wrote and covered local news events for the station. Interviewed sources and handled the police beat.
May 1983 – April 1984
WOJC Radio (now WFLA)
Blair Broadcasting Tampa/FL
Afternoon drive air personality
Produced and anchored an interview segment on "Sunday Times", a public affairs program.
January 1983-May 1983
Afternoon News Anchor/Reporter
Write and produce newscasts
Provided feeds for CBS Radio News, UPI and AP Radio News on state and local stories
October 1981 – January 1983
Air Personality/Music Research
Susquehanna Broadcasting Atlanta/GA
Hosted an air-shift and anchored newscasts.
Co-hosted a weekly live oldies broadcast
Music research – did call outs to market test new songs and current songs for air play
September 1981 - September 1982 Producer
Coordinated and directed the on-air look and content of a daily live business news program, "Financial News Today". This included scheduling guests, working with the anchor team and supervising the production crew.
Nominated by The American Women in TV and Radio for Best Producer in the Atlanta Market for a 30-minute or longer program.
February 1981 – December 1982 Producer (weekends)
As weekend producer I developed the content and story line up for the evening newscasts
Programmed the Chyron – character generator
Wrote and edited copy
Assigned reporters to stories
Worked with the anchor on constructing the newscast
January 1981 – October 1982 News Director
Created and maintained a local news department.
Covered local news events, did interviews, wrote news scripts
Anchored news as part of the Morning Crew.
June 1980 – January 1981 News Anchor/Reporter
Anchored news during afternoon drive
Did interviews, wrote copy and covered local City meetings.
June 1976 - June 1980 Associate Producer/Reporter
Wrote copy, assisted in the preparation of the evening newscast and assisted the director and anchor team during the broadcast.
Covered local news events, shot and edited film and videotape.
April 1975 - July 1976 Air Personality (part-time)
Mid-America Media Flint/MI
Hosted an on-air shift and did commercial production.
§ University of Michigan Flint
§ Carman Senior HS – Flint MI
§ Governor appointed media member of the DeKalb County Local Emergency Planning Committee
§ Member of the Ingham County MI Local Emergency Planning Committee
§ Governor appointed media relations liaison for the Local Emergency Planning Committee – Isabella County MI
§ National Weather Service trained SkyWarn storm spotter in Michigan and Florida
§ American Cancer Society - Relay for Life – planning committee
§ Police Officer Appreciation Golf Outing Coordinator
§ ZONTA Member and Applefest Coordinating Committee Member
§ Downtown Business Association - Coordinating Member
§ D.A.R.E. Golf Outing Fund Raising
§ Timbertown Playscape Project - Fund Raising Chair – generated over $200,000 for construction of a wooden pay structure in the City’s Island Park
§ Mt. Pleasant Summer Festival- Fund-Raising and Public Relations Chair– Generated over $100,000 in cash and in-kind funding for the festival
University of Michigan - Flint - degree not completed
Radio Advertising Buerau - seminars
Dan O'Day conference
Roy Williams - Wizard of Ads training
Jason Jennings sales training
P-1 Selling training
Local Broadcast Sales training
My Studio Equipment
I have access to studio equipment
Over 35 years of on-air voice experience. I have ability to edit using Adobe Audition.
I have a high ability to multi-task with an eye for detail.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers
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