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Re: "WBZ Boston, USA"
In my book, the first thing BZ should lose are those
positioners by that totally inane voiceover guy who kind
of half whispers. On the day after the WTC collapse, he
sounded absolutely _thrilled_ to be announcing "America
Under Attack." I think the positioners were positively
unseemly and that the voiceover guy should have been
terminated forthwith and the person responsible for
engaging his services and OKing his America Under Attack
positioner should have been given notice that his next
such ill-advised decision would be his last for
I suppose that any broadcast exec worth his or her salt
regards a national crisis as an opportunity (to get
publicity, market share, whatever), but to have a
voiceover guy sound positively gleeful about the tragic
deaths of 7000 people was tasteless and gross in the
extreme. 'BZ management should be ashamed of itself.
> Hasn't anyone else noticed--and cared to comment on--WBZ radio's
> amended TOH (and BOH) ID: "WBZ Boston, USA" ?
> I don't know, I just think it sounds kind of tacky.
> Also, all of the N/T stations are really starting to profusely (to the
> point of leaving bruises?) pat themselves on their backs about all of
> the extensive coverage they are covering--yeah, I know, this is
> nothing new, but given the circumstances, especially, it is still
> becoming more obnoxious, quicker than usual (or maybe it's just that,
> with a snowstorm or other media event, the event ends and the subsequent
> self-accoladation dies down after a few days?).