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Peter K. O'Connell Biography

My Story of Nuns, Microphones & Conestoga Wagons

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IT WAS 1969 and I was in kindergarten.

Sister Donna Marie, our saintly teacher, took us 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.

Everything.

I knew instantly my life would always include a microphone.

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. While my 5-year-old self didn't realize it, my broadcasting obsession was genetic. 

From securing my high school's first-ever radio station internship to hosting Dayton, Ohio’s #1 rated Saturday night radio show on a 50,000-watt radio station while still in college, I’ve been behind a microphone almost ever since.

Radio advertisers' consistent requests for my commercial production and live announcing work confirmed for me that I had a future in voiceover.

That broadcasting and voiceover work evolved into my current company, audio'connell Voiceover Talent. Here, I voice commercials, narrations and broadcast promos for many clients like IBM, Kraft Foods, Crest Toothpaste, PBS and Duracell Batteries.

Awhile back, we O'Connells packed up our Conestoga wagon and ventured from our longtime home in Buffalo, NY to our new home: Raleigh, NC (near Research Triangle Park), where my Source-Connect equipped, professional recording studio serves media producers world-wide.

 

 

  

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