ABOUT PETER K. O’CONNELL
IT WAS 1969 and I was in kindergarten.
Our saintly teacher, Sister Donna Marie, took our class on a trip to WEBR-AM in Buffalo, NY.
The minute I walked into that radio station control room…BOOM!
Everything changed for me. Everything.
I knew instantly my life would always include a microphone.
My Dad was State High School Oratory Champion and Mom had long wanted to work in broadcasting at a time when women didn’t do that so, while my 5-year-old self didn’t realize it, my broadcasting obsession was probably genetic.
From securing my high school’s first-ever radio station internship to hosting Dayton, Ohio’s #1 rated Saturday night request show on a 50,000-watt radio station while only in college, I’ve been behind a microphone almost ever since.
Consistent requests from early radio advertisers for my commercial production and live announcing work confirmed for me (financially and spiritually) that I had a future in voiceover.
That broadcasting and voiceover work evolved into my current company, audio’connell Voiceover Talent. I voice commercials, narrations and broadcast promos f]or clients like IBM, Kraft Foods, Crest Toothpaste, PBS and Duracell Batteries.
In 2016, we O’Connells packed up our Conestoga wagon and ventured from our longtime home in Buffalo, NY to Raleigh, NC (near Research Triangle Park), where my Source-Connect equipped, professional recording studio serves media producers world-wide.
ABOUT MIKE COOPER
Mike is a British voice over from London, who’s now based in the mountains of North Carolina. Mike emigrated from London to the USA in 2014 with his partner, two rescue dogs, and his natural, neutral, and famously friendly sound – which is fast becoming as popular in the States as it is in the UK.
The voice of numerous shows for A&E, HISTORY and National Geographic in the UK – as well as being heard globally for a decade on the BBC World Service – Mike has been called a “one-take wonder”, and loves bringing his wit and humour into the booth (when appropriate!) to play tongue-in-cheek, as well as straight/dramatic British. Producers who are taking the time to get to know Mike just seem to love him and keep coming back.