Monday, May 21, 2018

Episode - 068

Getting it Said | Jeff Davis: Radio, TV and Hollywood VO Star

Jeff Davis is one of the heritage voices of WLS with a career there spanning over 40 years. After moving to LA, to focus on launching his successful career as a national voiceover talent, he also served as the afternoon personality on Star 98.7 in Los Angeles, still maintaining work with WLS AM as the station's voice. 

Jeff crafts the imaging for Radio and Television stations in all size markets. He also is a well-known narrator and voice for commercials. Jeff also hosted several network radio projects distributed by Westwood One including the Grammy Awards "On The Radio" and the "American Dance Traxx." Currently he writes, produces and performs a daily radio feature called ‘Just a Thought’.

As an actor, he has appeared in six feature films. He's done voice work for network television on CBS and VH-1, among others.

While on the air in Chicago, Jeff heard a song by a local band on a jukebox. He asked the WLS music director if he could play it. He was allowed to play it twice and on the strength of continued WLS airplay, the band was able to secure a new recording contract. The band: Styx.

Bonus Content:

A variety of top-rated stations where Jeff has provided imaging services, 
including two of the stations programmed by Kipper (WDBO/Orlando, WLS/Chicago)

See Jeff and other WLS "Musicradio" era hosts (Larry Lujack, Tommy Edwards, Fred Winston, 
Chuck Knapp, John Records Landkecker and more during the "Big 89 Rewind".. (Video courtesy of Art Vuolo.)