Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Thank Heavens For Little Girls

Paul Vandenburgh is giving me the willies. Newscaster Angela Austin, who joined his WROW show this week, sounds like she's about 15 years-old ---and the way he fawns over her is a wee bit creepy.
But even if it weren't for Vandenburgh's questions about her favorite bands and her pets, it would still sound weird, like having a kid on the show. This morning for example:
Vandenburgh: Gloria Steinem is 70 years-old today...
Austin: Who?
Vandenburgh says that Austin is, "Going to be a major asset to this show" ---I say how you sound sends a message in radio. The message here is we have children reading our news.