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    Bad station imaging voices

    I usually don't pay much attention to radio station imaging voices. Most of them seem to do well by their client stations. But a very few just don't work.

    I'll start with the station voice for KFKA, 1310 Greeley CO. He sounds more menacing than Darth Vader. This has to be the worst station imaging voice I've ever heard. That isn't to take away anything from James Earl Jones. His natural speaking voice is a huge part of the CNN brand.

    But Darth Vader at nearly every break? Listen for yourself here: http://1310kfka.com/listen-2/

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    Some stations are in the mode of thinking that they need to growl at their listeners every 10 minutes.

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    And that's exactly what KFKA sounds like! Granted, a bit of gravitas is needed, but this takes it from mildly ironic to downright ludicrous. OK for April Fools, but for the other 364 days....

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    To be honest, I don't care for Jim Cutler's voiceovers. He's on WLW, ESPN Radio, and others Or the guy that Westwood One uses, David Lee.

    Obviously my opinion is wrong, because these guys are popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joebtsflk1 View Post
    I usually don't pay much attention to radio station imaging voices. Most of them seem to do well by their client stations. But a very few just don't work.

    I'll start with the station voice for KFKA, 1310 Greeley CO. He sounds more menacing than Darth Vader. This has to be the worst station imaging voice I've ever heard. That isn't to take away anything from James Earl Jones. His natural speaking voice is a huge part of the CNN brand.

    But Darth Vader at nearly every break? Listen for yourself here: http://1310kfka.com/listen-2/

    Anyone care to add to this list?
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    I hear Jim Cutler everywhere - all of the Tribune stations, WGN, ESPN Radio, etc. David Lee's low voice was used as the NEWSCAST OPENING for KAPP 35/KVEW 42 Yakima/Tri-Cities for several months last year. Worst news announcer ever! Charlie Van Dyke or Eric Gordon would be 1000x better. The latter announced KAPP/KVEW's news for several years between the late '90s and early 2010s.
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    Jim Cutler also does MSNBC and IMG Sports (mainly college sports broadcasts).

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    I can't stand the voice of SiriusXM's NFL Radio, whoever he is. A pure growler, probably faking it at nearly an octave beneath his actual speaking voice. His "Channel Eighty-Eeeeeeiiiiighhht" at the end of every promo is nails-on-chalkboard to me every time. Oh wait, this year every promo must end with the NFL Ministry of Propaganda newspeak catchphrase "Football is Familyyyyyyy," which grates even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    I can't stand the voice of SiriusXM's NFL Radio, whoever he is. A pure growler, probably faking it at nearly an octave beneath his actual speaking voice. His "Channel Eighty-Eeeeeeiiiiighhht" at the end of every promo is nails-on-chalkboard to me every time. Oh wait, this year every promo must end with the NFL Ministry of Propaganda newspeak catchphrase "Football is Familyyyyyyy," which grates even more.
    If you're speaking of David Lee, I assure you that is his actual voice. That's what he sounds like off mike.

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