The Face Behind The AOL Voice

Published 03/27 2014 06:26PM

Updated 03/27 2014 11:52PM

You might not recognize Elwood Edwards if you saw him on the street, but you would know his voice anywhere.

Elwood is the voice behind AOL. He is the voice you hear saying "welcome" "you've got mail" "files done" "goodbye"

Elwood's wife Karen worked for the company that later became AOL. She heard that the company was looking for a voice to add to their software they were about to release.

So with a cassette player and microphone, Ellwood taped those 4 phrases that millions of people around the world have heard.

Ellwood retired Wednesday from the Cleveland Ohio TV station he worked at for 47 years, but his voice will never retire from AOL.

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