FORT WAYNE, IND. (WPTA21)-You cant turn on TV or radio without hearing them, those big, raspy voices pushing beer or sports or just about anything. And one of the biggest, baddest, raspiest of those voices lives right here in 21 Country.
In a basement recording studio at his Fort Wayne home voice over pro Dave Steele is belting out another national commercial you’ll no doubt hear.
“I’ve been told I have the NFL sound,” he says, “I’ve got the Budweiser sound so I get to do a lot of sports stuff.”
Steele’s been in broadcasting since he was 15, started in radio and still works for stations around the country as a voice over artist.
“Radio stations across the U.S., he says. “I think there’s probably 60 radio stations that I’m the voice of across the country.”
Steele came to Fort Wayne as radio program director at 93-point-3 but that voice of his attracted voice over gigs. He started doing it full time and since he does all his recording at home and sends it to clients over the internet. He decided Fort Wayne was the place to do it.
“You know I’ve been told to move to Los Angeles I’ve been asked to move to New York,” he says. “But I have no desire for that. The Fort Wayne cost of living is great the school districts are great the kids here love it we love the people of Fort Wayne so there’s no reason to move to Los Angeles or New York. ‘Where you want to be in five years, ten years?’ we ask. “Right here. Right here. Doing what I love in a town we really enjoy.”