Recently, a client returned a piece of equipment that had been out on loan; for digitising cassettes. So, while it was on my desk; I decided to finally digitise my very first Audition tape (which I scored a job with in December 1987, in Emerald, Queensland Australia).
The Radio School 1987
This audition tape was prepared at the end of the 16 week Radio School course I participated in, early 1987. Ironically, days after digitising the cassette, a post popped up with sad news – “Vale Lee Sims“. Lee was the owner operator and instructor of The Radio School. A passionate radio broadcaster, who instilled passion into his students. So much so, ‘a passion for the medium’ was my number one selection criteria, when I was employing.
I’m not going to share the whole audition tape in this post, I have other plans for that in another post. The excerpt I would like to share, is the “recorded commercial voiceover” portion of the cassette. This effectively is my very first Voiceover.
May I present, my career starting point…as a 17 year old.