Former homeless man with golden voice visits Mequon
MEQUON -- Ted Williams brought his new smile and million dollar baritone to Wisconsin on Sunday to help Cedarburg Community United Methodist Church kick off a new building capital campaign. The congregation held a special service at the River Club in Mequon.
Williams gained national fame when he appeared on a YouTube video delivering the radio line, "when you're listening to nothing but the best of oldies, you're listening to Magic 98.9."
Williams was a drug addict living on the streets in Columbus, Ohio.
"It's been three years since that January 4th big hoopla in 2011," Williams told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray. "A lot of people have lost contact with what I'm doing. I'm still doing Kraft mac & cheese commercials... you know you love it!"
Ted has 'Golden Voice' embroidered inside his suit coat. He wrote a book about beating his two decade cocaine addiction.
From the streets to country clubs, Ted is on the road doing speaking engagements like this one. He is reconnecting with family and auditioning for voiceover work.
"The faith of a mustard seed can move a mountain and that's why I'm here," he said. "A testimony about how God has been so great to me is these past three years and even before that."
Ted said he is still trying to quit the habit of smoking cigarettes.