Rebecca Foster on FSN news (a subscription service to radio stations -
it shows up on my local non-commercial station). Terrible. She can't
even pronounce her own name.
I have other beefs (beeves?). Radio stations that regularly broadcast
one half of a stereo feed - on both channels! Nice if you want to get
nice clear background vocals or are trying to learn that buried guitar
lick or drum part, but sheesh!).
Over-compression in the signal chain, not necessarily from cell phones
feeding the news, has long been a pet peeve but I never get anywhere
arguing with the stations. I just hope they finally figure it out for
themselves and let it go at that.
Finally, there's major television news, which, among other things, can't
seem to sync the audio with the video and a person's lips either lead or
follow the audio signal. Pathetic, especially for the news.
And this is just the common stuff.
On 3/12/2014 5:50 AM, Lou Judson wrote:
> I'd b e curious which voices you mean. Is it beneath our dignity to name names?
> Scott Simon has always annoyed me, especially his laugh, such that I no longer listen to weekend edition.
> The 2 new magazine programs in the mid-day are a sad replacement for the long form Talk of the Nation...
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Mar 12, 2014, at 4:42 AM, Carl Pultz wrote:
>> Regarding the basic suitability of voices for broadcasting, I'm flummoxed by some of the choices NPR is making. I've never cared about beautiful voices, but in a visual culture that is so concerned about just the right look, how is it that we are expected to accept aural ugliness? Ear of the beholder? I'm too old to understand, but my guess is it's an immature, half-educated, nitwit management who assume, naturally, what the ideal should be - people who sound just like them. It's the dictatorship of the "creative class."