Hi there, I'm Rod Poynter - an experienced Australian radio broadcaster; radio and showbiz historian/writer; accomplished public speaker and skilled MC.
These days, I'm also the afternoon announcer on Bay FM 99.3, covering the 'Blue Water Paradise' of Nelson Bay/Port Stephens, NSW, Australia.
English (Australian), English, English (New Zealand)
Australian, New Zealand
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Television
My radio journey...
Rod Poynter grew up listening to Melbourne radio of the 1960's, and was an aspiring announcer by age ten.
After a year with Clarke Sinclair’s ‘Announcers Training Centre’, his career kicked off at 3CS, Colac in 1973; with stops along the way at Warrnambool, Maryborough, Bendigo, 7HO Hobart; 3GL Geelong and 2WL Wollongong. In the 'Gong, he also wrote a weekly current affairs column, ‘Poynter View’, for the Illawarra Mercury.
In 1986, Rod was sidelined for 12 months following a major car accident.
1993 saw a move to Sydney, and stints at 2SM, 2UE, the ‘Sky Network’ and 2GB.
"I've done literally thousands of interviews," he says, citing an encounter with Spike Milligan as a career highlight. "He went right over the top, and actually got quite nasty…though, I wouldn't have missed it !"
Another eccentric was Tiny Tim, "a wonderful guy with an incredible knowledge of 1930's music."
After initial radio training, my skills were primarily developed on the job. Over the years, I have explored most aspects of the electronic media as a performer, particularly within the music and talk radio fields.
I have also worked extensively as a copywriter.
Further qualifications -
*Media Trainer - 'Certificate 4, Training and Assessment' .
*Call Centre operations - 'Certificate 2, Customer Contact'.
Computer & Software
Adobe Audition, Cool Edit Pro
Limited selection of music backing tracks and sound effects for your project.
mp3 on line
My conversational style as a radio interviewer and MC lends itself to warm, friendly and authoritative reads - everything from 30 second retail commercials, to longer audio/visual and/or documentary presentations.
The intimate, one-to-one communication style unique to radio presenters is also ideal for website narrations, as your message is delivered, essentially, to just one person seated at their computer.
As a professional copywriter, I have penned literally thousands of commercials and, if required, can further hone and sharpen your message.
And when the mood grabs me, I'll also take a swing at whacky character voices, which may be just what you're after for your cartoon or video game project!
Hire Rod as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.
To contact Rod Poynter about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.
Informative audio-visual documentary narration 461 Listens
Smooth radio ads 24 Listens
Authoritative, documentary style - and more! 139 Listens
Bright and breezy travel podcast 30 Listens
Thejas Krishna for Job #122085 Prestige Launch - Video Rod is great at his work, extremely professional at what he does and is SOO Good at it.
He is great to work with, so easy going and friendly. He is flexible and takes feedback seriously and reverts promptly to any request, email or any query you may have.
I look forward to working with you again Rod! It was a great experience!
Thanks for all your patience and understanding our procedures and being so pleasant through it all.
Its not always easy working with Fortune 500 companies due to the protocols and procedures but you were just GREAT!!! So Happy with the work you have done for us and the video was a GRAND SUCCESS!!
Thanks sooo much and All the very best!Nov 17, 2014
Caleb James for Job #95775 Australian Male Voice Over for Web Video Thanks again, Rod.
Great job, first time round. Would highly recommend this Voice Artist.
Jan 27, 2014
Richard Sales for Job #83935 Liberal Party of Australia: FutureDec 3, 2013
Simon Westlake for Job #75735 A Cambodian Orphanage Needs Your Help Rod understood the subtleties of the brief from the outset. He takes a lot of care and consideration in his work which shines through strongly in the final product. I couldn't be happier. Thanks Rod!Jul 14, 2013
Josh Sliffe for Job #68528 Christmas at DPAC I searched for a long time and Rod was by far the perfect cast! He got back to me almost immediately with a response and a demo performance. He totally worked with me in achieving the performance I was hoping for. Working with him was like having him as a member of my team instead of just someone providing a service.
Hoping to use him again soon!
Dec 19, 2012