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Peter K. O'Connell Biography

...of Nuns, Microphones & Conestoga Wagons

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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 (pictured).

The minute I walked into that radio station control room...BOOM!  Everything changed for me.  


I knew instantly my life would always include a microphone.

My Dad was New York 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 financially and spiritually confirmed for me that I had a future in voiceover.

For nearly 40 years, that broadcasting and voiceover work has been the foundation of my company, audio'connell Voiceover Talent.  I voice commercials, narrations and broadcast promos for 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 today serves media producers world-wide.




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