Dick Estell, host and narrator of The Radio Reader program heard daily on more than 100 public radio stations across the country, has been named one of the best voices in the last quarter of this century.
Estell joins 49 other voices in AudioFile® magazine's tribute to "the gold mine of talented narrators who have defined the craft of audio book narration in the last 25 years of the century."
The bimonthly publication, which reviews audio books, original audio programs, and commentary and dramatizations in the spoken word format, announced its "Best Voices" list in its December 1999 - January 2000 issue.
Estell has narrated his nationally syndicated book reading program from WKAR Radio at Michigan State University since 1965. The five-day-a-week, half-hour broadcast brings about a dozen newly published books in their entirety each year to public radio listeners throughout the country.
AudioFile® noted that Estell has "introduced many audiophiles to the pleasures of listening to books. His directness and clarity capture nonfiction with ease."
During the past 40 years, Estell brings the number of books he has read over the airways to nearly 500.
Dick Estell The Radio Reader Public Radio's Reading Program