Thursday, January 26, 2017
Here's another audio clip that painfully demonstrates how your money is being wasted and why the listenership has long since disappeared over the horizon and out of hearing range.
I have never met Reggie Johnson, but I understand that he is one of the few congenial and genuinely warm people on the station's current staff. He is, however, not at all suited for the task handed him by the pea-brained "management," that of announcer. Reggie tries, but is unable to make it through a simple English sentence without falling over every other word, torturing basic grammar, and making it clear that he himself does not understand what the author meant to relay. In other words, while he undoubtedly means well, Mr. Johnson takes no pride in his work—it wouldn't take him much time to prepare himself. He also has the option to let a computer read the text for him, the option to not come off as a second grader with .
Lack of preparation characterizes WBAI's chaotic mishmash of inferior offerings, with "chief announcer" Michael Haskins being another case in point. However, while these two salaried voices and others heard regularly are decidedly not suitable for access to an open microphone, the fault lies with WBAI's singularly inept management.
I should point out that Reggie Johnson's station breaks have vastly improved lately—in content as well as delivery. However, neither Reimers nor Bates, his crony/stand-in seem the least bit bothered by recurring, inarticulate blather such as assaulted our ears during this week's "From the Soundboard". Here is an excerpt from a much longer segment.