The new voice of the Aflac duck will be courtesy of a radio station sales manager from Minnesota.
Daniel McKeague, 36, has been chosen by the insurance giant as the replacement for comedian Gilbert Gottfried — who, you may recall, lost the job after making some offensive jokes related to the earthquake/tsunami disaster in Japan.
McKeague, as the Star-Tribune says, "beat out 12,500 other contestants" to win the honor of being the duck's commercial voice. We don't know yet whether this means he'll be leaving his day job at 92 KQRS, "Minnesota's Classic Rock."
McKeague is due to make his "debut" on NBC-TV's The Voice tonight. But you can already hear him do the duck thing. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.