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Offline ondeadline

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Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« on: October 30, 2006, 06:25:56 AM »
I don't know who the guy is, but he does the lead-ins to Westwood One's NFL games and NFL shows.

If he really talks like that off air, I feel sad for him. When he talks, it sounds like he just got kicked in the chest. I hate radio announcers who can't simply talk as they would in normal conversations.

He's a John Facenda wannabe who fails miserably.
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2006, 06:29:14 AM »
He's really comical, although I'm not sure if that's what they're going for or not. The way he reads the promos for a football game lead-in makes it sounds like he's doing the trailer for a particularly gory horror flick.
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2006, 01:40:05 PM »
He doesn't irritate me...he scares the bejeezus out of me.
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006, 02:30:29 PM »
The lead-in guy doesn't annoy me, although Tommy Tighe (sp?), the guy that does their pregame shows, is TERRIBLE.
He's the kind of guy who does pre-taped interviews with NFL players for their shows, and always interjects "mmm-hhms," and "ums," and "uhs," and all sorts of stuff into the interviews.
Really annoying.
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2006, 04:02:54 PM »
He's the same guy who does the TV commercials for monster truck rallies -- the non-screaming, more sociopathically homicidal one.
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2006, 05:03:26 PM »
I saw that announcer's name on the Westwood One webpage a long time ago, but I can't find it right now. 

Tommy Tighe (correct spelling) is very good.  BigRed, you referring to Jim Gray doing the pre-game and halftime interviews.  That snively little bastard makes me want to flip radio stations during halftime.   
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2006, 06:23:28 PM »
Tommy Tighe (correct spelling) is very good.     

Please tell me you're kidding. Tighe is the king of the bad pun. The weekend guy on the No. 3 station where I live is more original than this guy.

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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2006, 06:27:08 PM »
Is that the guy with all the horrible puns? Every time I listen, it's, "The Cowboys lasso the Panthers, while the Vikings try to right their ship." It's highly amusing, except that he's not trying to be funny.

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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2006, 06:44:34 PM »
Tommy Tighe (correct spelling) is very good.     

Please tell me you're kidding. Tighe is the king of the bad pun. The weekend guy on the No. 3 station where I live is more original than this guy.
Hey, BigRed said, not me.  I'm only going with what I have heard.  Yeah, it sounds corny.  But tell me who else can do this besides a no-name guy on a #3 station in your town? 
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2006, 10:40:06 PM »
I don't know who does the intros, but Harry Kalas on the play-by-play is exceptional. But why would you expect anything else?

Trev Alberts is doing a nice job on color as well.
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2006, 10:48:23 AM »
Tommy Tighe (correct spelling) is very good.     

Please tell me you're kidding. Tighe is the king of the bad pun. The weekend guy on the No. 3 station where I live is more original than this guy.
Hey, BigRed said, not me.  I'm only going with what I have heard.  Yeah, it sounds corny.  But tell me who else can do this besides a no-name guy on a #3 station in your town? 
Tighe is the guy I'm thinking of with all the bad puns. I'm not a Jim Gray fan, but he's not as bad as Tommy Tighe.
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2006, 05:26:14 AM »
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Re: Does the Westwood One announcer irritate anybody else?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2006, 08:47:44 AM »
Tommy Tighe is a diamond surrounded by poo-poo.
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