This was not digi-cellphone-itis; it was an undecipherable accent, so unclear I did not guess it was Aussie until I looked up the story online.
On Mar 16, 2014, at 4:11 PM, Graham McDonald wrote:
I do understand what you mean about unintelligability. ABC reporters do
have a tendency to record stories on their phones, and by the time it goes
through several stages of mp3-dom and out again it can end up a swooshy
and smeary artifact only vaguely related to listenable audio. It seems to
be of only minor concern to those at ABC radio though.
Sound & Broadcast Curator