Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Now Hear This

Who taught all those radio people to do that fake, syrupy announcer voice? You know the one. Just turn on FLY 92 or another station like that for a little while and you'll hear it. It's a treacle laced sing-songy thing that makes your skin crawl ---but somewhere along the line, it became the benchmark sound in American radio. Yecch. Is that what they teach people at radio school?

As much as I hate the phony baloney stuff, I enjoy listening to people who sound real, and that's why I like J.R. Gach's morning show on The Bone. Gach can talk like nobody's business ---and the part of his show that I've been enjoying most lately are his phone calls to WNYT meteorologist Jason Gough. If you read his columns in Capital Region Living, you'd figure you have a major league geek on your hands, but Gough's down-home style is a perfect match for Gach's show, and provides some really entertaining radio. If you don't want to listen to the whole show, tune in at 8am to hear what I'm talking about.