Man with the Golden Voice, Ted Williams [PICTURES]: Before and After

Ted Williams is seen holding a sign advertising his smooth radio voice near a highway ramp in Columbus, Ohio, and in New York on Jan. 6, 2011. CBS/AP

Ted Williams is seen holding a sign advertising his smooth radio voice near a highway ramp in Columbus, Ohio, and in New York on Jan. 6, 2011.
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NEW YORK (CBS) Ted Williams, the homeless ex-radio announcer with the "golden voice" is getting a new lease on life - and a new look to go with it.

Williams, who appeared shaggy-haired and rumpled in the viral video that made him an Internet sensation, is making the media rounds cleanly shaved, with a new haircut and smart set of clothes.

But how he looks isn't what everyone is talking about - Williams' smooth, radio-friendly voice has him swamped with job offers.

PICTURES: Ted Williams

The NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers offered him a job and a house, and a radio show in Columbus hinted it might offer him work. The New Jersey Nets called "The Early Show" after Williams appeared on the program, seeking to get in touch with him. Even Hollywood came calling.

But he's most looking forward to reuniting with his 92-year-old mother, whom he hasn't seen in more than 10 years.

In the Wednesday interview on CBS' "The Early Show," an emotional Williams said, "My mom is just really.. I.. I... I'm going to be going to New York, hopefully this afternoon, and please... I apologize if I am getting a little emotional. I haven't seen my mom in, in great deal of time. ... But she doesn't believe (my good fortune now). ... One of my, one of my, my biggest prayers that I ... sent out was that she would live long enough for me to, you know, rebound or whatever. And I guess God kept her around, and he kept my pipes around, you know, to, to maybe just have one more shot..."

What do you think of Ted Williams' sudden shot to stardom? Share your thoughts in the comments.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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