Does anybody listen to ICRT in the morning here without cringing.
First of all it’s still got a huge American bent which is full of boring baseball and hockey results for sports. Yawn. I like listening to that guy Stefan Graus on ‘The Taiwan Report’ just to try to figure out where the hell that guy is from. The political stuff can be really boring unfortunately, Taiwan feels like a place that fell off the planet sometimes. The only other foreign reference usually is what George Dubya is doing with those Al Queda lunatics (not much better than CNN).
What I do like are there local features, like on Spring Scream or some show that is going on.
Anyway what I really want to talk about is the girl that sends those reports from BeiJing. I literally cringe when I hear her talking. An 8 yr old could speak with more rhythm than this girl. She’s obviously reading from prepared text but she has no clue where to put intonation or any emotion in her voice. It’s really awful. The whole prepared nature of their conversations is just brutal.
Perhaps they are too chicken (or not allowed to do a live unedited broadcast) but it really is terrible. What is going on there?
My old college radio was better than that.