Dale looks back on a twenty-eight year broadcasting career with some fond memories of projects he worked on, places that his career had taken him, and of course many talented people he met and was lucky enough to work with and learn from. According to Dale, a highlight is that period of time he finally had his home voiceover recording studio complete and recorded that first voiceover audition. Although Dale adds, "prior to having the studio in the basement, local businesses and people would request his services." "Now, the tables have turned and I am the guy making the contacts." "It's a bit challenge sometimes, but I enjoy it." One of the biggest challenges for Dale, is with auditioning for jobs, when he is not awarded the job, there is no feedback, no direction. Dale only record on a part-time basis, however checks email, phone messages, and job boards everyday. Yes, even on his full-time job work days.
English (North American), English
Canadian, North American
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Telephone, Television
Dale enjoyed a twenty-eight year career in broadcasting, and during that time was employed in small to major market radio, held various demanding and time sensitive postions including News Writer/Presenter, On-Air Host in all day-parts, including a long run as Morning Host. Dale was in broadcasting well before the computer age, and therefore really had to read with proper inflection, pacing, and articulation for 30 to 60 seconds. If not, you started from the beginning and recorded the entire copy again. He remembers the day he recorded 18 spots following an on-air shift, and came out of the production room very tired, and then went right to work preparing for his show the next morning. Dale also held positions of Music Director, as well as Program Director, and did countless live on-air remote broadcasts. Of all his jobs, he took great pride in working with younger announcers assisting them to hone their skills and to make them better at their craft. Of course life has also given Dale experience meeting, and many times exceeding the expectations of clients, and feels confident that he can deliver even with a limited time window.
Dale's education includes the Radio, Television Arts program at NAIT in Edmonton, AB, from there Dale went on to work at various radio stations throughout Alberta including the CJYR Radio Network in Northwestern Alberta, CKST St. Alberta AB., CJOK Fort McMurray AB., CKYL in Peace River AB., CFFR Calgary AB.,and finally CFXE Edson AB. Add to that, life itself, and the school of hard knocks. During Dale's broadcast career, he was one of the guys who made it sound easy, however he will tell you, that it was the numerous hours he put into his career off-air that made it sound that way. If he was not on the air he was listening back to recent shows to improve, and listening to how other talent in the industry at the time, were changing and progressing. You don't stay in the broadcast business and on-air for 28 years if you do not progress. Today Dale is dedicated to his famiy, and is employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator at a Coal Mine in Western Alberta, not far from his home in Edson. He is still learning and at the same time educating others. Dale's full-time job of running a monster 789 Cat Truck Coal/Rock Hauler and giant 24 M Cat Grader in a heavy industrial site allows Dale to talk about what he expeiences everyday when recording safety related videos for industry. Dale's four-on, four-off schedule allows him to submerge himself in his voice over business during his time off.
Sennheiser MK4 and Audio Technica AT2020 used during early stages of recording, and only used now to match work previously recorded.
Computer & Software
Custom built computer, Goldwave, Two (LG-Acer) computer monitors, PreSonus-Eris series High-Definition studio monitors, AKG K141 Headphones (editing only), Skype and/or Facetime.
Home studio with Safe N' Sound insulated walls/ceiling, double suspended walls, suspended ceiling tiles, and Primacoustic panels surrounding recording area, sealed insulated door, room also includes APC green UPS providing backup power up to 25 minutes.
Mp3, Wav, aiff, email and other various methods approved by voices.com and client needs.
As required by client. Depending on production load, many times within a 24 hour business day window. I pride myself on meeting or beating all deadlines.
Fast, friendly and reliable. A final product that some businesses have continued to use a decade or more later, while others return again and again for updates.
For decades Dale was "The Voice" of the Edson Veselka Ukrainian Dancers, recording all radio commercials, emceed many of our performances, and fund raisers. Dale went the extra distance to make sure the job was done right to our satisfaction. When looking for "a voice" with "personality", who is fair, reliable, very easy to work with, and takes pride in every opportunity, Dale is our choice.Edson Veselka Ukrainian Dancers
Voice Over Clients
Nova Gas Transmission ("Passing Through Edson" video)
Ducks Unlimited (Radio spots/Live event hosting)
Royal Lapage Edson Real Estate (Real Estate information board)
Foothills Automation and Controls (Employee Safety presentation)
Telecom West (Recording various businesses telephone messages)
Edson Veselka Ukrainian Dancers (Radio spots/Live event hosting)
Numerous Alberta Automotive Dealerships (Radio spots)
Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. (Employee Safety presentation)
List goes on and on and on and...
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