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pd_bmn



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:07 am    Post subject: overnight news Reply with quote

There's a guy reading the news between 1-4am this week who has the most awful regional accent coupled with the sound of being totally bunged up (which he probably isn't)
I'm sure he's a nice person but his voice is not suitable for Radio 2 at all
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They must try them all out on the overnight slots! About a year or so ago I heard a female make the worst ever attempt at reading the news. I'm certain I could have done better myself!

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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio 5 had a female with a broad regional accent and she was really difficult to understand.

She disappeared and turned up on Talk Sport again for a short period of time and disappeared again.

Later on after discussion on a radio forum it appears she used to be on regional TV and was quite well known.

I think more than any other area of broadcasting its most important to be clear when reading the news. If you have a broad dialect or accent it should be softened.
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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject: Re: overnight news Reply with quote

pd_bmn wrote:
There's a guy reading the news between 1-4am this week who has the most awful regional accent coupled with the sound of being totally bunged up (which he probably isn't)
I'm sure he's a nice person but his voice is not suitable for Radio 2 at all



i heard someone with a geordie accent either on nights on R2 or 6music.
He was ok and i do think there should be more accents on radio
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