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Whipped Berry Butter

There are so many things I miss about living in the northeast, but a true Autumn is what I probably miss the most. Nothing beats the fiery colors in the trees, picking apples at a local vineyard, and having the perfect weather conditions for sipping hot apple cider. I miss the crisp air and fall jackets.

Here in Texas, we are enjoying Thanksgiving in shorts and open-toed shoes. Zoo Lights at The Houston Zoo will officially kick-off this weekend, and they always offer mugs of cocoa and cider. A lovely thought, but after all the walking, cider-sipping, stroller-pushing, and more walking, all you really want is an ice water and a fresh application of deodorant.

Sigh. I do love Texas, but Autumn is just not the same here.

The one magical autumn moment, however, is the week of Thanksgiving when I retrieve our reserved stash of berries from the freezer and make all kinds of delicious eats. My dad had a very successful crop of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries this past season. We ate them fresh last spring and used some in a cobbler or two, but this reserved stash will be used to make gifts for our Thanksgiving guests, including Dad. Continue reading “Whipped Berry Butter”

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When Ad-lib Creates Voice-Over GOLD

I am the biggest fan of copy that inspires a VO talent to go off-script. Straight-up call letters won’t do the trick, but fun, playful copy certainly will.

Dan O’Day has some great tips on how a program director can inspire their imaging director to create a fantastic on-air sound. Now, imagine trickling that inspiration down to the imaging talent, too. Suddenly, everyone becomes a team to help create a sound that is really special and listeners will love.

Here are 3 tips to help inspire your VO talent’s creative side: Continue reading “When Ad-lib Creates Voice-Over GOLD”

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Heather Walters Voice! adds Country 94.1 KFKF to the Radio Imaging family!

Heather Walters Voice! is happy to announce its new imaging partnership with Kansas City’s country radio leader – Country 94.1 KFKF. Recording has been underway for weeks and production has officially launched.

I’m so excited about this new friendship. Make sure to tune in!

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Monster Treats for a Voice-Over Pro’s Halloween Fun

With all of the Halloween office parties and neighborhood gatherings lined up, I thought today would be a great day to share a fun treat, so you can focus more on your clever costume design than on what to bring to the festivities. These fun treats are both tasty and super easy to make. I used BooBerry and Cocoa Krispies in these treats, and my nieces agreed that the Cocoa Krispies were their absolute fave. Of course, who doesn’t like a classic?

But you can use most cereals here: Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, a variety of flakes, etc. Just keep in mind how you want your monsters to look in the end. Trix could be fun!
Continue reading “Monster Treats for a Voice-Over Pro’s Halloween Fun”

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Halloween Voice-Over Fun!

Halloween is weeks away and I still can’t decide if Glen should dress-up as Charlie Brown, Clark Kent, or something else… Dumbledore, maybe? Mike and I can accessorize him as Harry and Hermoine. We already have the wands, it could work! Continue reading “Halloween Voice-Over Fun!”

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Another CMA WIN for Houston’s The New 93Q!

Houston’s The New 93Q – CMA Major Market Station of the Year 2016

— Friday, October 07, 2016 — Cox Media Group (CMG) Houston’s, KKBQ-FM/The New 93Q has won Major Market Station of the Year for the 2016 Country Music Association Awards. This is the second time in the last three years The New 93Q has received a CMA Award.

Continue reading “Another CMA WIN for Houston’s The New 93Q!”

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Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

Daily planning and multi-tasking are as vital to a voice-over momma as hot tea is to a set of strained vocal chords. We’re busy getting the kids fed and off to school, marketing our business, recording awesome audio for awesome clients, cleaning house, paying bills, recording more audio, running errands, hugging those kiddos when they get home, and prepping dinner, with more mic-time laced throughout the day.

On one of those more hectic days, dinner can easily get moved toward the bottom of the priority list. After all, pizza is only 10-digits and 45 minutes away, right? Continue reading “Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls”