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Voice of God
As you step on to the escalator to go to the trains, you heard Greg. It was his deep, authoritative voice that reminds you:
“If you are going down the escalator, you are entering the transportation hall. Smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited in the transportation hall.”
In the radio and television production business, there are always a couple of people who are referred to as the :Voice of God.” Greg wasn’t God, but there is no doubt that God has Greg’s voice.
Greg died a couple of days ago, and I’ll miss him. We talked recently and he reminded me of the radio commercial we recorded once where he was the serious announcer, and I was a bug. He said it was one of the finest imitations of a bug he’d ever heard.
Greg Oliver came to town from Washington, D.C. to be the nighttime anchor for WXIA-TV. He left the news business and became a full-time voice talent and actor. He was very successful.
Greg’s gone, and a lot of us who knew him, worked with him, and partied with him will miss him. He was a warm, generous and funny guy.
I hope the people who run the airport will keep using his admonishments to people going down the escalator. There’s nothing more authoritative than God telling you not to smoke.
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