Weeters 1569 Posted October 6, 2010 Share Posted October 6, 2010 Scott Chapin, who's voice is heard on stations across the country, announced recently that he will be retiring from daily VO work at the end of this year, and that he will only be doing "image and commercial work" for clients afterwards. An announcement posted on his website reads: An Open Letter to friends and clients October, 2010 Over the last 18 years, I have been fortunate to serve as the voice of some of America's greatest and most successful TV stations. WNBC-TV, New York, KTVU-TV Oakland, WFLD-TV Chicago, WBBM-TV Chicago, WSVN-TV Miami, WSB-TV Atlanta, KTTV-TV Los Angeles, KDFW-TV Dallas, WTXF-TV Philly, just to name a few that I currently work for, or have worked for in the past. It has been 18 years of a career beyond my wildest dreams. In 1992, when Susan and I decided that I should leave radio and go into TV on my own, It was both scary and exciting for us, but we felt it was time for a change. That time has come again. At the end of this year, I will cease voicework on a daily basis, and spend some sabbatical time smelling the roses. Whether or not I will return to voicework full time remains to be seen, but for the forseeable future starting in 2011, I will continue only doing image and commercial work for select clients. There is a long laundry list of things to do in 2011. Pursue music projects, archive a radio and TV career that goes back to the seventies, (a lot of it on old tape that is deteriorating), skiing while I still have the knees for it, a Final Cut Pro course, more time spent with parents who are still kicking, more time with children who now live far away, time spent giving back and mentoring, serving others through our church, and time for Susan and I to hit the road on some adventures. Total changes – that again, are both scary and exciting. Please allow me to thank some of the special people that have made the last 18 years the great ride it was. Stacey Marks-Bronner, who gave me my first start in a top 5 market, and encouraged me every step of the way to make the move to TV voicework. Bob Leider and Ed Ansin of Sunbeam, who have been believers for the last 22 years. Leslie Lyndon of Fox Television Stations, Nick Trigony and Andy Fisher of Cox TV, Larry Parker, Dan Matson, Kevin O'Brien, Randy Pyburn, Mike Carson,Jim Marketti, Steve Riley, Jim Joslyn, and of course my agent, Jonn Wasser of Atlas Talent. Atlas will continue to represent me in the future, wherever that takes us. Thanks to all of you, friends, family, producers, for your love and support. Most of all, I thank God. None of us ever thank Him enough. I hope this doesn't sound too much like a goodbye letter, cause it's not. It's just a new page. A new direction. Scary. and Exciting. Hope to see you soon! peace, Scott Chapin p.s.: look for the website to take on a new look in the coming months, focusing on my hobby as an archivist at work. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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