Rodney Overby is a radio personality and former basketball icon. Picture: Cameron Richardson
YOU may not know his face but you’ve definitely heard Rodney O’s voice.
The former caller for The Sydney Kings has voiced commercials for everyone from Coca Cola to Hollywood blockbuster movie trailers.
And he hosts a radio show called Rodney O’s Block Party Saturday night’s on KIIS FM.
“I’m the urban guru of the land Down Under,” he said confidently.
Rodney Overby in Surry Hills. Picture: Cameron Richardson
Rodney Overby. Picture: Cameron Richardson
“I’ve done TV, radio, cinema adverts, I’ve done it all. You name the company and I’ve done campaigns for them. Barry White even hired me to be his vocal person to introduce his concerts back in the day. And John Laws called me the voice. John Farnham has one (a voice) but he ain’t got one like the O.”
Having worked in the industry for more than three decades — he moved here from the US in 1985 — O is also looking to give back and help others find their voice.
He’s set up a competition called So You Think You Can DJ, offering the winner the opportunity to have their music heard on his show.
“Education is the key to solving the world’s problems,” he explained. “There’s kids out there that have got skills from all different kinds of denominations. This is about giving them an opportunity to have a say and tell people how they feel.”Tags: concert, movie, music, tv