rholland356 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 11 21:28:44 PDT 2006
Sure, machine-made voiceover could work, but it's
awfully susceptible to rust.
--- Justin Kempton <justin at kempton.com> wrote:
> Text to speech technology has come a long way in
> recent years, perhaps WBEZ can look into creating a
> database driven text announcement message. I know
> with the proper filtering, a smokey yet subtle
> ironic yet lyrical voice can be achieved. just a
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: SpringyStepps at aol.com
> > To: joe-frank-list at armory.com
> > Subject: Re: [joe-frank-list] WBEZ
> > Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 21:33:17 EDT
> > I understand the WBEZ practice in the sense that
> > radio shows make a point of introducing
> > within the show. Le Show does this.
> > In another sense, what a daunting task it would be
> > create an introduction to a Joe Frank episode! I
> > think WBEZ talent is up to the task.
> > Can you imagine the pressure that falls on the
> > who has to introduce Joe Frank, who typically
> > dives right into his material? Knowing that
> > voice is rich and practiced, you'd have to be a
> > gifted, experienced announcer to pull off an
> > introduction that sounds right.
> > You certainly don't want to introduce the show in
> > voice of Porgy Tirebiter.
> > And if you are female and know what's coming up
> > how do you approach an introduction? Do you use a
> > voice like the See Clearly Method actress?
> > you couldn't use your common voice, could you?
> > So, at WBEZ they scrambled around looking for the
> > person with the voice that can do justice by way
> > introducing Joe Frank. And their search yielded
> > only person on staff, the afternoon janitor, Raul,
> > whose voice had just the right timbre and damage
> > smoking. They sat him in front of the mic and had
> > cut demo disks. Trouble was, he just couldn't get
> > the level of the accent-free announcement that
> > English-only radio requires.
> > So, they fired him and started their current
> > As a result, Raul now introduces Jose Franco
> > at the local Spanish-language station, to quite
> > success.
> > Either that, or the station is just a
> > robot that tirelessly works through the day's
> > playlist, and annoucements are mailed in from
> > Robert
> > Not looking for introductions, just a short
> identifier. WBEZ always
> > announced the name of the show before it started,
> to the effect of "up next,
> > Joe
> > Frank. Tonight's program is xxxx." Simple, all
> of 4 seconds or so,
> > providing a
> > nice reference for those of us making note of the
> program perhaps to order
> > them off his website, etc. About 4 or 5 weeks
> ago they stopped offering that
> > simple courtesy.
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