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Now Hear This! Celebrities Use ThunderPower Megaphones To Be Heard

Branded Megaphones Take Center Stage on American Idol, Hell's Kitchen

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Ryan Seacrest asks 10,000 wannabee American Idols to sing a song in a 10,000-person arena, he doesn't have to raise his voice. He can use a ThunderPower Megaphone.

So can stars like Kirstie Alley and rocker Cyndi Lauper. They have both cradled the ThunderPower in their hands and held it close to their lips.

The "Megaphone of the Stars" also has made guest appearances on TV shows like, "So You Think You Can Dance," "Master Chef," "Monk," "Last Comic Standing" and the show that features a human bullhorn, Gordon Ramsey, "Hell's Kitchen."

ThunderPower currently stars on "Sharknado," a 2013 made-for-television disaster film about a waterspout that lifts sharks out of the ocean and deposits them in Los Angeles.

"Celebrities like to be seen. But when they want to be heard, they use the ThunderPower Megaphone," said Ben Burns, CEO and Co-Founder of Discount Two-Way Radio Corporation the worldwide distributor of ThunderPower megaphones.

"Sound systems can be expensive to set up and require a lot of manpower. Anything can go wrong. But a megaphone can do the same job for peanuts," he said.

ThunderPower has become the newest A-List Celebrity that shows up at many Hollywood events because it is reliable (1-year warranty), portable (less than 8 pounds), and inexpensive (all models cost between $49 and $189).

Unlike many products that have to pay hefty product-placement fees to appear on TV, ThunderPower has earned its way onto the stage.

"They pay their money just like everybody else," Burns said.

The ThunderPower get red-carpet treatment from these clients as well:

  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Marines
  • U.S. Navy
  • School districts
  • NASA
  • Churches

"ThunderPower is the premier megaphone supplier to Hollywood, the military and everyone from the Pop Warner coach to the school principal," he said. "ThunderPower has earned a reputation for quality and power."

We stand by our megaphones and know you will be impressed with our level of service. All megaphones come with a one-year warranty and all warranty work is handled completely in-house. When you buy a megaphone from ThunderPower Megaphones you are getting the highest quality megaphone available," he said.

Key features include:

  • Loud! You will be heard.
  • Volume control to adjust for each location.
  • Professional durability – stands up to everyday, real-world use.
  • Same-day shipping on most orders.
  • No-hassle 1-year warranty.

The star of the show is the THUN1200 Megaphone, which is designed for military and crowd control applications, with a 2,000-yard range.

"We call this the 'Earthquake Maker.' When you need the loudest megaphone, period, this is the one you want. It's deafening," he said. "This megaphone will clear the streets and rattle the windows!"

Other models in the cast of characters include:

  • ThunderPower 120 and ThunderPower 150, with ranges of 700 and 600 yards, star at indoor and small outdoor events.
  • ThunderPower 250, with a range of 800 yards, headlines indoor and outdoor events
  • ThunderPower 450, with a range of 1,200 yards, takes center stage at large indoor and outdoor events

For technical specifications and product comparisons, go to http://www.thunderpowermegaphones.com/Compare-ALL-Megaphones

TV producers who would like to test or demo the ThunderPower Megaphone should contact the company.

About ThunderPower Megaphones and Discount Two-Way Radio

ThunderPower Megaphones is a division of Discount Two-Way Radio, which was founded in 1997 in a small apartment by Ben Burns and his father. They started with a passionate enthusiasm to build something different. With no customers, no contacts, no money, and no product line, Discount Two-Way Radio has achieved considerable success growing the company to serve over 62,000 customers using a direct, straightforward approach that cuts through the hype and smoke that can sometimes surround advancements in technology.  

They wanted to offer customers a respectful experience; to be the source of quality radio products, the best prices, and technological service that is more like working with friends and family. With an honest, almost old-fashioned work ethic that primarily consisted of "pounding the pavement" with a reliable product and personable customer care, the company grew from the ground up to a thriving corporation that maintains a dynamic, full-time staff and 14,000 square-foot warehouse.  Discount Two-Way Radio has been listed as one of Inc. 5000's fastest growing companies since 2007.

The company is committed to selling the best radios, at the best price, with the best service.

As an RCA award-winning distributor known for superior technical and sales expertise, the company motto is, "We know radios so you don't have to."

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