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Great comment, Clark! Couldn't agree with you more. I'm not a resident of LA, but I do know Jim Svejda, and I did know personally William Malloch until his demise. I'd add both of these gentlemen to the list, although I suspect that some of you might not appreciate some of Svejda's quirkiness.

Aaron Z Snyder

On May 18, 2014, at 13:56, Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>> 
>> On May 18, 2014, at 7:44 AM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> 
>> Who do you feel is/was an example of an intelligent announcer of classical
>> music?
>> 
>> joe salerno
> 
> ​Waaal... One would have been myself, back in the heyday of classical music
> radio in Boston, the late fifties and early/mid sixties, when there were
> five stations, three of them full-time! The Boston style was marked by
> straight-forwardness (no cute-isms, no announcer improv) and excellent
> pronunciation. (There was even a pronouncing tape in circulation and we
> studied it.)
> 
> WBCN (Boston Concert Network) headed a regional network: WNCN (New York),
> WHCN (Hartford) and two others that are lost to memory (mine) and not found
> on Wiki. One fine WBCN announcer from back then, Ron della Chiesa, is still
> on the air here! Another one, John Devine, became a close friend. And on
> WHRB (Harvard Radio) David Elliot has held the fort for fifty years,
> sounding as good as ever. His post-Met Opera show should have been picked
> up by other stations long ago (or the Met Network itself), as it features
> vintage singers from over the decades who recorded (arias and ensembles)
> from the opera of the day. And where else on the air do you hear the
> Mapleson cylinders?
> 
> clark