Evolving Talk Radio

13 Jan

Radio Announcer, as photographed by LIFEAn odd thought came to me yesterday, pre-FlashCast, while considering the tale of Ted Williams.

Is the reason we like a deep radio-voice dispensing our news and weather related to an instinct for putting the fellow with a booming delivery at the mouth of the cave, to warn of sabre-tooth attacks?

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2 Responses to “Evolving Talk Radio”

  1. bmj2k January 13, 2011 at 14:12 #

    I tend to prefer nice female voices (like Opopanax, whom I think has a great voice) but there is something about a deep male voice that lends authority. If James Earl Jones went on TV and announced that little pink bunnies were jumping out of the sea, you see a million people rushing to the beach with bags of carrots.

    • JRD Skinner January 13, 2011 at 14:39 #

      True – that reminded me of a video that, I think, perfectly illustrates your point:

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