Wendy Ridgway

character specialist; authoritative; confident

Voice Description

after 13 years in broadcast radio, i have an authoritative voice 9 years of reading news!), but can do any female /teen type vocals; also am an excellent reader and translater- i can be warm and deep ,sexy, fun, smooth when i need to be. very profeesional- years of broadcast experience in everything from news to psa's and ads. i was a sportscaster for a time, and am a professional singer w/ several bands in the bay area. i consider myself quick and cost effective!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

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

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• 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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

any character on south park! i can do a range of funny characters-accents would be french, brit, irish, scottish( there is a differencey'know)...aussie,south american,mexican, "gangsta", pakisanti,"colloqial african american" (aka "street")- pretty much anything but chinese!

My Voice Experience

i started in educational tv at 8 yrs, old. i had played classical piano from 5, and it was noticed i had a knack for singing and hearing ( i can tell you the key of anything off the top of my head just by hearing the note).tho i believe it's a fallacy, it is considered i have "perfect pitch". started playing guitar at 13, was the lead in every school play since 10th grade, esp. those requring singing. also have knack for languages and remembering words, monologues, lyrics ( won the nat'l french languge competition in 1977; lead in "madwoman of chaillot- pretty much a monologue of a play-the bishops school, 1977; lead in 'arsenic and old lace" brentwood school , west l.a., 1979, and anything that required vocals schools would call on me.)in 1979, started the brentwood school radio station , which exists to this day. oddly enough, i didn't major in communications, i majored in music, which led me to an engineering job at niteclubs bet. the years of 1986-1995, after which i was hired by kgo in SF, the largest radio station in CA. (abc/ disney). was moved up from news editor to sports, after disney bought kgo and wanted to do "childrens broacast network", i left for another job as a sportscaster here in santa cruz at KSCO/KOMY. i def.had my fans, and was not afraid to voice spots for any and all commercials( i did a wonderful bunch for a store that sells sex toys- got to write and produce, and it was very sexy and funny). the head engineer at KSCO basically relied on me to voice everythgin- i am an excellent reader, and can give the spot that extra panache. currently, i work part time playing in bands, and contract vocals for studios, as i am extremely cost and time effective- i recently knocked out 5 vocals in 3 hours that i wrote for someone's song, and am frequenlty hired by studios as i can do it usually in 1 take.

My Training

my family is in the "business ' of movies and journalism in los angeles, so it's hard to say what exactly i got the most out of, school , or reading scripts for my stepdad! my grandfather was a sportcaster/ writer in the forties- very famous - for the l.a. times, my mothe r a jazz writer. my uncle is a hall of fame songwriter, and i grew up with musicains, writers, actors. went to estelle harmon acting school in 7th grade; piano lessons since 5;, church singing staring in kindergarten ( when it was noticed i could pronounce and read all the swahili lyrics for "we 3 kings' during a xmas play!). did a few commercials and educational tv( the "hippopotabus" when i was 8). went on to plays etc( mentioned above)in school, worekd on the school paper, but had an interest in broadcasting by 12th grade, and started the school radio station, playing music and reading news.
in college, i majored in music, monred in art history, but also got my broadcast licsence in 1990, as well as an audio engineering degree( just a prof. certificate-an 'AA"-). worked at the largest rioack and roll venue in s-cruz, doiing sound/announcments, etc. for everyone from ac/dc-warren zevon( i have a colorful rock and roll history as the only female soundperson every hired there). in 1995, i began to dabble in public radio and then lande a job at kgoin SF in 1997. the rest is histor( and it's alot of what i said above). i am scathingly funny, excellent with words, and harbor a secret desire to some day do standup!

My Studio Equipment

i have access to a number of studios here in santa cruz;if i need an isdn line, i can probably use KSCO production dept. i don't record at home-i usually am hired out. iot depend son what you want- i can do very basic 2 track off mini -disk or whatever; i prefer to use the radio wavefiles programs i.e. fastedit programming,etc).

Additional Skills

i am easy to work with, usually get it one take, and will do exactly what you want vocally. i have been called the most cost effective studio talent in these parts! i will save you a bundle and get the job done. i don't have an ego about it- i figure, use your strenghts! and i am very funny, possibly cursed by observation, as most comedically oriented people are!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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