Conversation is a dead art in local radio.
I use the word "art" because simple verbal back and forths have been lost in the fog of ubiquitous sound effects, "drops", bits", otherwise known as artificial dialogue.
There is no such thing as genuine talk. The ad-lib card has been relegated to foreign turf. Beautiful, ain't it?
There are exceptions, of course, but the morning zoo herd rules the day. I'm not going to mention the usual suspects on AM radio, but I'll give you a hint: think "frat boys." (Cue to applause sound).
Just once it would be something of a minor miracle if people actually talked to one another. No designed segs nor anything revolving around prep time. The Olympics and NBC were the talk, (and still are) around the weekend, particularly the Opening Ceremony. Would it have been that difficult to articulate a simple opinion or two about that subject matter devoid of the usual dumb drivel? Nope.
Oh, and Romney said a few interesting things. Cut to coffee break.
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