UPDATE: Ted Williams & His Golden Voice

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The Golden Voice grabbed us all five years ago. Remember that action?

The Columbus Dispatch posted a video of Ted Williams to start it all…

He was homeless, but he used to be on the radio. Drugs and alcohol derailed his career, landing him on the streets and in-and-out of prison.

Here is that first video again:

And we updated you via Today just a couple of years ago. He lassoed himself a voiceover contract with Kraft Foods, as well as several other voiceover gigs.

But he still struggled with his demons.

Despite admitting to having a relapse back into heavy drinking and drug use, Williams continued to forge on.

He wrote a book A Golden Voice: How Faith, Hard Work, and Humility Brought Me from the Streets to Salvation, in 2012, where he discusses things like prostituting himself and his girlfriend to keep up with his cocaine addiction.

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Two years later, he got married, however, he claimed that he was living in an apartment with no furniture, had no car, and had run out of his $395,000 book advance. This was in late 2014.

Might have something to do with being the father of nine kids. Dude’s life is a constant roller coaster

But things appear to on the upswing yet again for Williams.

To complete the circle, he is back on the air again, right where he began at WVKO in Columbus, Ohio, all those years ago. He has a daily show from 6am – 10am.

“The Praise” announced the hire recently and that his show is called “The Golden Voice Show”.

His manager — and co-host on the show — is a man named Scott Anthony and he is truly on a mission to see Williams succeed.

“It’s still a journey to teach him to be a responsible person with his finances,” Anthony said.

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This is the first regular job Williams has had since 1993.

“Getting up for a job each morning has supplied some much-needed normalcy: ‘The sense of routine, the sense of belonging — all of that is coming back,” he said.

Source: NPR