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Joe Gunderman

Stationality Coordinator

Expertise: Voice acting, audio production and voice-over

Education: Padua Franciscan High School
Bowling Green State University - Bachelor of Arts, communication

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Wherever the light is perfect and my camera is ready


Joe Gunderman has 40+ years of producing audio and voicing projects locally and nationally for a wide variety of agency and station clients. He voice work experience includes Create-A-Card machines, General Tire training videos, countless commercials, and an eight-year run as NPR's digital underwriting voice. Joe began working for WKSU in 1997. Prior to joining Ideastream, he worked at WLTF and WRMR/WWWE in Cleveland, WSPD in Toledo and WHFD in Archbold.


  • Produced, directed and lent voice to "May 4th Voices" for national radio, timed to the 50th anniversary of the Kent State Shootings
  • Produced five versions of "Ornaments and Icing: Songs and Stories of the Holidays" which ran on over 100 public radio stations
  • Production director as part of the team that made WLTF/WWWE the highest billing radio combination in 1991 in the Northeast Ohio market
  • SAG-AFTRA voice actor since 1984

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