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  • Vicarious Thrillseeker
    started a topic Favourite Radio Voices

    Favourite Radio Voices

    I'm very BBC Radio 4 heavy, which reflects my listening preferences, but anyway. In no particular order...

    Kirsty Young
    Neil Nunes
    Eddie Mair
    Jenni Murray
    Tom Sutcliffe
    Lyce Doucet (yes - really)
    Jarvis Cocker

    Has this been done before?

  • Giggler
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    Originally posted by Del Usory View Post
    Corfield. Sleat. Rae.
    Clugston. Soanes. Lester. Long. Butters.

    And whisper it quiet

    Feltz. Bruce.
    I hate Vanessa Feltz on the radio. When I was doing nights in the factory, I'd be flagging by 5am when she started on Radio 2. Hearing her horrible, twee "Lovely listener" schtick is not the motivating factor you need to get you through the next two hours.

    Perversely, Alex Lester on the same station from 2am-5am shoe (a tic later appropriated by Steve Wright) was fantastic and I have very fond memories of his shows.

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  • steveeeeeeeee
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    Mickey Clarke on Wake up to Money
    Maxwell Hutchinson when he's on Robert Elms.

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  • Walt Flanagans Dog
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    Originally posted by Bordeaux Education View Post
    Now there is a bit of an issue here as there are some people who appear on radio regularly but it isn't their main gig. However, I like their voices so:

    Grace Dent (although she gets a bit of money for old rope for 'presenting' "The Untold" on Radio 4 which just seems to use her voice to link other people's work).
    Grace is one o' ours so I'm duty bound to be overall positive about her - and she gave a great review in the Guardian to the restaurant my son works at, and gave it an award in the local media (and he was cheffing that night), leading to the place being packed out in the last couple of months - however she's certainly filed the edges off her accent in recent times, evidenced in a quite bizarre showing over Christmas presenting a clips show about Christmas TV in 1988. In one sense fair play for escaping the professional Northerner role she carved out for herself, but at the same time it was her choice to carve it out.

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  • Bordeaux Education
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    James O'Brien, that's the one I've been thinking of. I know that he is a little bit matey but, even at his most rants, it is mellifluous. Amazing considering the shit he has to deal with on occasion.

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  • Bordeaux Education
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    Now there is a bit of an issue here as there are some people who appear on radio regularly but it isn't their main gig. However, I like their voices so:

    Josie Long
    Grace Dent (although she gets a bit of money for old rope for 'presenting' "The Untold" on Radio 4 which just seems to use her voice to link other people's work)
    Tim Hayward (a restauranteur and food writer who appears on "The Kitchen Cabinet" and I didn't realise I liked his voice until he was on something else and I was pleasantly surprised to hear him).
    Edward Stourton who has one of those old-style Radio 4 voices full of gravitas.

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  • Prester John
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    Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
    Actually, on the Radio 4 vibe, growing up my folks would clear off on Sunday mornings and I'd be alone in the house with Alastair Cooke on the radio talking about America. His voice is still my favourite radio voice.
    Yes, and if you work your way gradually through the Letter From America archive you can hear how his voice changes over the years.

    Ken Bruce on Radio 2 would be my contemporary favourite. And Kirsty Young.
    Scottish burrs seem to have a comforting effect on the soul.

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  • tracteurgarçon
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    (Adam) Rutherford and (Hannah) Fry, I love the fact that you can hear that they're enjoying themselves and are clearly really good mates.

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  • Doraemon
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    Aleks Kratoski

    Elizabeth Alker

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  • tee rex
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    For the first 20 years or so of my life the only American voices I heard were generally loud. TV sitcoms, movie cops, news clips of politicians' rallies, etc.

    Then I travelled a bit and heard NPR, as well as syndicated shows playing old music. Suddenly I had a completely different perspective. It was like I'd left NYC and arrived in Iowa.

    If you want to sell me a bridge just say "All Things Considered" in a voice that combines authority and seduction, and I'll sign on the dotted line.

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  • Bordeaux Education
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    There seems to be some people who are putting forward people like on the radio whereas I thought the opening post was about voices we like the sound of which is a different matter.

    I will go with many on here - Peel, Nunes, Young, Mair - and also add, as slackster has rightly mentioned the sexiness of Frostrup's voice, Antonia Quirke as well for the same reason (although different pitch).

    I quite like Jim Naughty's voice as well, there is something comforting about it as with most Scottish voices on radio. I had grown attached to the mangled meter that was Robert Peston's metier and miss it now he has gone to TV.

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  • George
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    Outstanding sports commentary voices of yore: Peter Jones of course but the also late, and equally great Peter Bromley.

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  • Del Usory
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    Oh.

    And Kermode.

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  • Del Usory
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    Corfield. Sleat. Rae.
    Clugston. Soanes. Lester. Long. Butters.

    And whisper it quiet

    Feltz. Bruce.

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  • adams house cat
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    Garrison Keiller.

    With Ray on John Arlott.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Actually, on the Radio 4 vibe, growing up my folks would clear off on Sunday mornings and I'd be alone in the house with Alastair Cooke on the radio talking about America. His voice is still my favourite radio voice.

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  • Ray de Galles
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    Originally posted by Sporting View Post
    John Arlott.
    I presumed we were steering clear of sports commentators here, otherwise it's a whole other list for me.

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  • Walt Flanagans Dog
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    Originally posted by Stumpy Pepys View Post
    Is this only radio presenters?

    Anyroad, Fi Glover.
    Used to like her on Five Live, and I never listen to Radio 4 so she's a bit of a miss.

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  • slackster
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    I’m another one in the love camp for Neil Nunes’ continuity baritone.

    And Mariella Frostrup on Open Book still has that sexy lilt.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    I liked John Inverdale when he started out but he then he switched to TV and was bloody awful. Illusion shattered.

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  • johnr
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    Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
    I quite like Tony Livesey's voice on Five Live Drive.

    I can't listen to Nihal. He speaks in a monotone as if he's reading lines in a school assembly.
    I was just about to reply with Livesey, he always sounds like he's having a good time, which is nice.

    Nihal started off well I thought, but is believing a bit of the hype about him being a good interviewer (which he is) and is now doing the 'I'm being serious here guys' voice all the time, so I tend to turn him off after a few minutes these days.

    I'm a big fan of Lyse Doucet's voice, always makes me listen to what she's saying.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Mark Radcliffe was very important to me when he first started doing Out On Blue Six in 1991, during a low period in my life. Still have residual affection for him.

    Less comfortable with Peel. Despite his importance, the voice felt smug or, just, tired.

    Anne Nightingale seemed super-cool in the post-punk era but I didn't really approve of the name switch to "Annie."

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  • Sporting
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    John Arlott.
    John Peel.
    Last edited by Sporting; 07-12-2018, 10:46.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    I quite like Tony Livesey's voice on Five Live Drive.

    I can't listen to Nihal. He speaks in a monotone as if he's reading lines in a school assembly.

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  • Snake Plissken
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    Charlotte Green.

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