Danielle Echols is a storyteller, public speaker, and poet. She became smitten with radio documentaries during her teens, which prompted her to pursue a career in the media industry. As a producer and narrator, Danielle’s audio pieces have been featured on Chicago’s Vocalo Radio (Daran Music) and in the online publication Sixty Inches From Center (Words From the Soul: An In Depth Interview with Chai Tulani). She has hosted several art events throughout the city and has graced stages as a spoken word poet. She is also the co-host of Transistor Radio’s Depth of Field, where she has regularly interviewed Chicago-based musicians, visual artists, and crafters.
Danielle holds a Bachelor of Communication Science in Media Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a Master of Arts in Public Media, all from Ohio University. In her spare time, she pursues dancing both as a student and instructor. She enjoys reading biographies and traveling. She would love to be the voice of your next project.
She describes her voice as whimsical.
Available for: podcast hosting, voiceovers, audio book narrations, interviewing
Claire Kander is a SAG Chicago voice actor who has been heard in numerous national TV and radio commercials for Walgreens, McDonald's, The Laughing Cow, Colgate, American Family Insurance, Allstate, Ziploc, Artemis, La Quinta Inns, Cox Internet and many more.
Claire is a member of AEA and acts on stage and in films, and has been seen with many reputable Chicago theaters, including Goodman Theatre, Raven Theatre Company, New Leaf Theatre, Collaboraction, Lifeline Theatre, and National Pastime Theater. She is also a singer/songwriter and musician. She co-founded the band Scuttlebuggs (scuttlebuggs.com), who recently did a month-long tour of Japan and three-month tour of the U.S. The duo has released one full-length album and two EPs. Claire also writes and performs music solo as HoboLoaf and with her newly founded band Decent People. Her best friend is a 10-year-old spitz-mix from the Chicago streets named Yoshi. He is fiercely emotionally intelligent and complex and she has decided he will never die.
Available for: voiceovers (as announcer and actor), audio book narrations, music vocals
Dave Maher is a comedian from Chicago. He is the creator of “Dave Maher Coma Show,” a narrative standup show about the month-long diabetic coma he survived in 2014, and “Feed Wolf Ice Cream: A Comedy Show About Death,” an interactive, one-man comedy play that is a "spiritual sequel" to “Dave Maher Coma Show.” He has appeared in the pages of the Guardian and Chicago Tribune. He told the story of his coma on “This American Life,” and the Chicago Reader wrote, “I’d watch Maher do just about anything.”
Dave has performed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, Steppenwolf Theatre, Cincy Fringe, and Annoyance Theatre. He also performs standup and produces experimental comedy shows such as “Listen & Ask Questions: A Protest Show” (an improvised conversation with the audience), “Bracketology: The Tournament of Everything” (an argument-based game show), and the original musical “What’s a Hamilton?: ‘Hamilton’ Recreated By People Who’ve Never Seen Nor Heard ‘Hamilton’.” He also produced six episodes of the podcast This Show Will Change Your Life for Transistor Radio.
Dave works as a voiceover and on-camera actor, and he appeared on “Chicago Med” in the role of a homeless, uninsured alcoholic known as “Barry’s Gurney Guy.”
Available for: voiceovers (as announcer and actor), audio book narrations, sound editing
Find his demo reel on SoundCloud.
Andy Miles has written for various publications on the arts, history & culture, made audio documentaries, worked in radio and public television, owned and operated a company specializing in congressional hearing transcripts, and for nine years owned and managed the gallery, shop, performance and teaching space Transistor Chicago. Currently he operates the sole proprietorship AM/FM, under which Transistor Radio, Transistor Sound, and Studio C reside. For Transistor Radio he hosts Depth of Field, Bring Your Own Beat, Dead Flowers, Emotional Rescue and 15 Songs. He also engineers and edits talk shows Always Andersonville Monthly and The White City Cinema Radio Hour and previously handled those duties for Cine-Cast, The Silent K, The Roundtable and Culturetopia. Working in collaboration with MISSD (the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin), he records, edits, and hosts the Akathisia Stories podcast.
Born near Chicago and currently residing in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, he has also called Madison, Washington, D.C., and Berlin home. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has played drums and bass in a bunch of bands, loves going to the movies (especially to see Hollywood & foreign classics), and is an avid tennis, squash, soccer, basketball, biking, walking/running, ping-pong and golf enthusiast. (Photos by Julia Marchenko.)
Available for: podcast hosting, voiceovers, audio book narrations, sound recording, sound editing, interviewing
A rising senior at New Trier Township High School, Andrew Moerschel is regarded by many as an ambitious, communicative, and receptive content creator with experience in interpreting ideas and facilitating their exceptional delivery on air. With almost a year of broadcast production leadership experience, he has crafted his skills in collaborating with and adjusting to the demands of clients across multiple disciplines, including hosts, guests, audiences, and upper-level management. Key contributions to his home station WCGO 1590AM/95.9FM as well as Global American Broadcasting (GAB) include revolutionizing digital web content through intricately-crafted Facebook Live Streams, hosting/producing a two-hour commemorative special called "A Year in Review 2018," recording countless on air public service announcements, leading recording sessions for timed commercials, and serving as a fill-in associate producer for the nationally syndicated program "Talkin' Pets" with Jon Patch. Most recently, he has began an associate producer position of both radio and television for the nationally syndicated program "Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont." Out of studio, Moerschel enjoys watching syndicated news magazine programs (20/20 and Dateline are true favorites), eating out with friends, and listening to NPR podcasts. He currently resides on the North Shore with his parents and two siblings.
Andrew's voice has been described as light and youthful.
Available for: voiceovers, audio book narrations
Jon Monteverde is an audio engineer and musician in Chicago. He holds an undergraduate degree in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. His experience runs the gamut from live sound for events, to original music and sound design for media, to music direction for theater. He is a multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, guitars, drums) who has written and produced several albums and EPs as XYZR_KX and as one half of the duo Jon and Carly. Since 2015 Jon has hosted the Transistor Radio program In Store: Selections From Transistor’s Live Performance Archive. Keep tabs on him at www.jonmonteverde.com.
Available for: voiceovers, audio book narrations, sound recording
Robert “Bob” Pontarelli has been participating in architecture, construction, and real estate development for over 30 years. He is passionate about service and leadership (especially in communicating what is often complex information for many people), and brings an entrepreneurial spirit to all projects. His background includes studies and practices in the arts, industrial design, real estate, and urban planning. His company, CBArts, helps people realize their dreams in three dimensions, as well as in re-positioning their real estate through community-based innovation. He co-hosts the weekly radio talk show “Into the Gap” at WCGO-Evanston, Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.; “Into the Gap” is dedicated to leadership, life-long-learning, and critical thinking, bounded by, but certainly not limited to, a male perspective.
Adjunct professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Dean’s Choice Award, Lewis School of Humanities
Dean’s Choice Award, School of Architecture
Adjunct Professor, Triton College, River Grove, IL
Available for: voiceovers, audio book narrations
Adam Tatum has trained with and performed at the Second City, GreenRoom Acting Studio, the Comedy Clubhouse, and Otherworld Theater. He has been a voice performer with the podcasts AM1066 and The Adventure. With a natural rounded baritone, his expressive range can deliver a variety of high energy, playful character work, as well as smooth, commanding narration. His voice has been described as adaptive and compelling.
Available for: voiceovers (as announcer and actor), audio book narrations