Buzz Calhoun Ends Radio Career For VO As Erik Cudd
April 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM (PT)
After being laid off from CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO on MARCH 8th, BUZZ CALHOUN has decided to end his 23-year broadcasting career to pursue voiceovers full-time from home. In doing so, he's also dropping his on-air name to use his real name, ERIK CUDD.
"It just seemed to me that the jobs were fewer and fewer and the number of applicants greater and greater," he said. "Either I wasn’t as good as I thought I was to land a new job, or there were too many of me trying for the same position. Whatever the reason, it seemed futile to continue an unfruitful pursuit."
Voice work "seemed like the next logical step," CUDD continued. "I enjoy doing VO, this way I can still do what I love and evolve into a voice actor rather than worry about ‘announcing’ for a station, plus I can spare myself from living in a cubicle."
Regarding the name change, "The alias has been with me since the early '90s and I doubt anyone would want to steal it," he said. "I know it’s there if by some chance I ever get a call from a station, but I’m not really holding my breath. I just decided to use my real name and look forward to doing what I can for someone who needs a voice like mine."
A new website, logo, and home studio are now in operation and CUDD is on the lookout for any and all clients.