News Announcer

It seems to me that all it takes to be a radio news guy is an ability to read and a great sounding voice. Apparently most think that NPR’s news caster Carl Kasell has both those qualities. I do appreciate the fact that he is self deprecating and seems to be an all around great guy. But for the past couple of mornings, I could not listen to him read the news. It sounds as if he is drinking maple syrup while he speaks. Is this just me being a crotchety old man?