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Old 08-03-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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The female "intern" you hear between songs on know who Im talking about. Anyone seen a pic? Know her name? I know thats a weird question but as much as you have to listen to her, it makes me curious.

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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Funny you should mention her. I was just thinking about this today, mostly because I have a mental picture of her since her voice sounds EXACTLY like a friend-of-a-friend of mine... who happens to be a pretty hot blonde, by the way. Wondered what she looks like in real life.

Sorry, don't have any help for you; just wanted to post because I thought I was the only one who ever thought about this.
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Next to the song repetition-(that I guess we all have to just accept), this "intern" voice is probably the thing that I detest the most about LOC.
I worked for a small radio station in Lafayette, Indiana in the mid '80's. Our paid "consultant" convinced us that we needed to have "professionals" record these type of "liners" for us to play between songs-etc. This would make our station sound more "hip,"he said, and more to the style of the bubblegum CHR music we were playing. We objected at first because of the cost-etc, but we knew we pretty much had to give in. The raw tapes that were finally sent to us were incredible for the pure, blatant fakeness that goes into this process. It was reels and reels of people talking normally to eachother and then doing a, "check one-two" into the mic. Then suddenly you'd hear them clear their throat VIOLENTLY over and over until they thought their "rasp" was just right. Then they'd do a take. If they didn't like it, they'd clear their throat even more violently and keep doing takes. Sometimes their voices got so ragged they'd start coughing and have to take a break. Finally, when a take sounded "just right," they'd be doing "high fives" with eachother like they accomplished some kind of masterpeice. I remember simply thinking it sounded like they needed a glass of water. THe whole process was disillusioning to say the least, but we had to edit them into "bumpers" anyway.
Now when I hear this "intern" voice on LOC, the painful memories just come shooting back. I can just imagine how much violent throat clearing it took to get her voice to sound like that. And on one of her "takes" LOC plays ad- nauseum, she even coughs because her throat is so ragged but they still use it anyway as a goof!! ( the male announcer jokingly says, "Do you make a lot of money doing this?")
This whole process was one of the reasons back then I came to admire Steve Dahl out of Chicago and later Howard Stern, simply because they made it big on FM radio using their real voices, rather than the fake-voice-radio-shitck of the time.
I gotta admit, it's kind of a bummer when satellite radio has the mindset that a "cool raspy voice" somehow helps make a station sound "hip." Especially nowadays when we're supposed to know better. And, LOC is supposed to be a different and non-traditional radio station- or so I thought. I believed the ads that said satellite radio would "re-revolutionize radio as we know it," rather than offering more of the same radio blandness.....Oh well.....
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jfisher, since Reno has shown some willingness (and ability) to mix it up at least a little bit on LOC, why not write her (and copy Pappy) and let her know that a little diversity and unpredictability is a good thing the stream could use more of...
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