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ThunderPower Megaphones Get a Starring Role in Hollywood

October 7, 2019

ThunderPower megaphones are becoming quite the hit around Hollywood television sets and movie locations. Currently, ThunderPower megaphones are being used on television talent competitions, reality TV shows, and as a stage prop.

While it is true that megaphones have always been a valuable tool for directors and assistant directors, today’s megaphones are more powerful, easier to handle, and more durable than the conical-shaped megaphones of the past. You know the image of a director wearing a black beret, sitting in a folding canvas chair holding a heavy-duty megaphone in front of his mouth and yelling, “Lights, Camera, Action!”

Hollywood Producer Robert Koster reinforces the importance megaphones played during his long Hollywood career. He recalls one example in particular when he was shooting a film on Hawaii’s North Shore.

“We were filming in a house on the North Shore, several acres of property. The AD’s (assistant directors) had to operate with bullhorns, hand signals, signal mirrors, anything that could help us communicate. I personally loved the megaphone because the crew could easily hear the command to ‘Roll it!,” said Koster in his memoir Adventures in Hollywood. “When electric bullhorns came onto the scene, the old megaphones became obsolete.”

The fact is, ThunderPower megaphones are the loudest, most durable, and budget friendly megaphones anywhere, making them a popular addition to movie and television sets across the country.

“Celebrities like to be seen. But when they want to be heard, they use ThunderPower Megaphones,” said Ben Burns, CEO and Founder of Discount Two-Way Radio, the parent company of ThunderPower Megaphones.


The Most Famous Megaphone

Because megaphones are incredibly popular for the entertainment industry, it’s not surprising to learn that ThunderPower is often seen on the sets and in the hands of celebrities.

When Kirstie Alley was filming her reality TV show, “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life,” the actress used a ThunderPower heavy-duty megaphone to direct her family members through an emergency preparedness drill. The scene punctuated how megaphones can be excellent tools to navigate family members toward safety in case of a fire, earthquake, tornado, and many more.

Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol, recently used the ThunderPower 450 to generate energy among 10,000 American Idol contestants and even leveraged the bullhorn’s powerful 35 watts of power and decibel strength to garner a sing along among the crowd. This scenario also underscored how the ThunderPower megaphone works incredibly well when needing to engage in crowd control.

Fiery celebrity cook Gordon Ramsey also used a ThunderPower megaphone to loudly direct his cooks on “Hell’s Kitchen” while 80’s rocker Cyndi Lauper used one on her show “Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual.”

Our megaphones have helped other celebrities communicate on TV shows like “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Master Chef,” “Monk,” “Last Comic Standing,” and “Sharknado.”

In addition to Hollywood, the ThunderPower megaphone also gets red-carpet treatment from these important stars as well:

  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Marines
  • U.S. Army
  • NASA
  • Churches
  • Schools
“ThunderPower is the premier megaphone supplier to Hollywood, the military and everyone from the Pop Warner coach to the school principal. ThunderPower has earned a reputation for quality and power,” said Burns.
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