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(Viral) Video Makes Homeless Man a Radio Star

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Days ago, Ted Williams was another homeless man on the streets of America with a hard luck story. Trained as a radio announcer, he was asking for change at a freeway exit in Columbus, Ohio, with a handmade sign boasting of his golden radio voice. A reporter and videographer for the Columbus Dispatch found him, got his story—dreams, booze, drugs—and shot the above video, proving his claim. The video posted Monday; he’s since been deluged with job offers for radio work and sports announcing.

YouTube may be all about the pictures, but sometimes it’s most powerful when it gives someone a voice.