Wednesday, 1 September 2010

7 Deadly Sins

7 Things I hate to hear on the radio, starting with:

1 'Call with your views.' what the hell does that mean? My views on the price of fish? Or what you've just been talking about? -  Example: 'Tony Blair's new book - so what are your views?'

2 Presenters who still talk up to the vocals with cheesy introductions, I also hate front selling of music, tell me at the end - nothing can be naffer than the intro I heard the other day.  Example: 'Here are the Carpenters and they want to be Close To You.'

3 Newsreaders who do not listen to what they are saying and the ones that use 'meanwhile' or 'plus' to join dispirited stories together.

4 Presenters that read amusing stories out of the paper and still keep all the written journaleese in.  Example: 'A man who lost a day of his life, Jim, who is pictured, well no he's not actually pictured but ..etc etc.'

5 Fake interest, you hear this a lot on BBC local. Example: 'So Gladys you're 86 years young today how marvelous, thanks for letting us all know about your very special day.' 

6 Commercials that shout at you.  Example: 'IT"S THE BIGGEST SALE EVER, SHOUT, SHOUT, LONG WEB ADDRESS, SHOUT SHOUT, SALE NOW ON.'

7 Presenters that say 'I am sitting in for Blah Blah -  who is having a well deserved holiday.'

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