“I am not a horse expert, but with my horse background and broadcasting experience, it worked out well,” he said. “I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to grow and now be asked to announce so many major horse events.” Since 1985, Wayne has totally dedicated himself to the equine industry. “Announcing horse events evolved from a part time passion to a fulltime career,” he said. The “Voice” of more than 20 top horse expositions nationwide and in Canada, Wayne has announced from Sacramento to Baltimore.
Among those are the World Equestrian Games, Rose Bowl Pre-Parade Show, the Indy 500 Parade, and Culver Military Academies. He’s been the “Voice of Breyerfest” at the Kentucky Horse Park for more than two decades. “It’s been a privilege to host the ‘Theater Equus’ during the Horse World Expo every March in Pennsylvania,” Wayne said. “The Speaking of Horses Show was developed especially for horse enthusiasts,” Wayne said. “This radio and video show features interviews with professionals, celebrities, and people just like you who love horses.
people may not know who Roy and Dale are, but we’re always having a good time anyway,” Wayne insisted. Starting out studying music as a trumpet player, Wayne changed his college major to broadcasting early on. “My original professional career was on the air as a disc jockey as well as a newscaster,” he said. “I also had the opportunity to work behind the scenes both in production and sales.” Through his radio popularity working for a number of stations, Wayne was called upon to announce local horseshows.
Wayne Williams, Whitewater, Wisconsin, will serve as master of ceremonies at the Equifest of Kansas in Salina March 5-6-7. Announcer at major horse exhibitions throughout the country, Williams hosts the popular Speaking of Horses Shows.
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