Love is in the air! And on the first episode of DZMM Teleradyo’s “Turo-Turo,” it’s all about loving the voice.
On February 6, the episode entitled “Ehem, In Love Ako sa Boses Ko” featured 2 legends of the voiceover industry – the golden voice of ABS CBN, Peter Musngi; and the VoiceMaster of the Philippines, Pocholo Gonzales.
The hour-long episode started with Peter and Pocholo sharing their respective stories on how they discovered their talent. The VoiceMaster recalled how he was imitating the voices he heard in his favorite radio drama back in his hometown in Mariveles, Bataan when he was 7 years old. He also told the story of how he started his voice acting career at the age 16 in that same station, DZMM. He also shared how he got into dubbing and commercials for a short while, until he decided to remove himself from the confines of the recording booth and open his own voiceover services company, Creativoices Productions.
The discussion then transitioned into how voice acting can be learned. Pocholo then talked about his school, the Philippine Center for Voice Acting. Together with Brian Ligsay, his business partner who was also one of the guests, they shared some of the tips and knowledge that they teach in their voice acting workshops, like how to modulate the voice. Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma also shared what they teach in their Voice Care workshops.
Of course, the show would not be complete without the guests doing a “sample”. Peter showcased on air his spiel during the network’s 50th anniversary. Pocholo showed his talent by doing a quick radio drama where he did the voice of a grandpa, a little kid and a monster. Brian did his lines as the official voice of LRT Line 2, and even did an impression of Peter Musngi!
It was a fun episode where the listeners were not only entertained with the several character voices they heard, but were also inspired and motivated to love their voice.
“Turo-Turo” airs every Saturday on DZMM Teleradyo, 5-6pm. It is hosted by Jing Castaneda and Prof. Popoy De Vera.