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Offline MchWxEnthusiast

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Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:06:33 PM »
Who Misses Tom, Perfect Paul, and Donna? and wants them back!?

    



                                                                                                                                                                           
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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 06:23:20 AM »
I miss the days when they used <GASP> real people's voices on the air!  It made the whole broadcast more personal when the forecasters actually read the weather, instead of just being nameless initials at the bottom of the Area Forecast Discussion written product.....
WU Gold Stars for everyone! :lol:

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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 11:18:04 PM »
I don't. I found them hard to understand (and a little creepy). I much prefer the current voice.
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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 12:43:22 AM »
I don't remember any names but we had one that stuttered (a lot). Anyone else remember that?

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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 09:42:22 PM »
Take it or leave it, but the current (since 2016) voice reminds me of Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards' voice, who ironically took office in 2016.  I was casually shooting the bull with my next-door neighbor and he too said the current voice also reminds him of the said governor.

Now please leave all politics at the door.

I personally wish they would go back to using real human voices.

I also wish that products like the traveler's forecast and the agricultural forecast were brought back, but those were before my time.

I've only been listening to weather radio since December of 2001 and during that time Perfect Paul was in use.

The only time I heard human voices was for the tide data and it was an older Cajun lady who did the voice for the tides...
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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 07:01:45 AM »
Tom was the greatest. Always gave me goosebumps listening to severe wx in the plains.

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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 08:40:17 AM »
I don't remember any names but we had one that stuttered (a lot). Anyone else remember that?

Was this him?  :grin:



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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2020, 08:06:12 AM »
I miss only one-half of the 'real people' voices from long ago.  That's the fact that they were real people, with different accents, pronunciations and overall sound.

I don't miss trying to adjust modulation on a transmitter to accommodate the WIDE RANGE of volumes between the soft-spoken women and the basso profundo men. 

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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2020, 09:19:27 AM »
the live voices sound like truckers on cb
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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2020, 10:14:41 AM »
I'm pretty sure they didn't get any real vocal training, like watching levels, listening to yourself, etc.   

"Here: Record this for the radio feed."     But hey, they're paid to forecast WX. 

Currently readability of the synthesized voices:  Pretty darn good.

Local color  and real human voice of the old way:  I still miss it (we had some really nice voices in the Raleigh NC office, years ago, just untrained), a little bit. 

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Re: Who Misses the Old Noaa Weather Radio voices?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2020, 01:22:30 PM »
I personally miss the Tom voice. He had a more appropriate, urgent/creepy tone when there was a warning, really emphasizing the possible danger of the situation.

 

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