Those of you familiar with this blog will know that for the past two years I have been trying to uncover the mystery of the underwriting announcer on WNYC (Out of towners note: WNYC is our cozy local NPR affiliate here in the tri-state area.)
I sent letters and wrote emails to various contacts and moles deep within the station and was completely stonewalled. Slowly but surely people began commenting on my post(s) and sure enough I soon realized I wasn't alone. Yes, there were others out there who were also annoyed by her robotic cadence and wanted to know who this mysterious voice belonged to. We became a rogue army; an undeniable clamor.
And on this 30th day of July in the year of our lord 2009 I hereby claim VICTORY! I think. Unconfirmed reports and earwitnesses (myself included) have noticed a new voice reading the underwriting announcements on WNYC. The robot is mysteriously absent.
Now I doubt we would ever get an answer from WNYC on what happened and why but one can only assume it was because of us. Sweet vindication at last! Although, I'd guess in a few months we'll begin to miss the old android for she gave us such fun, while at times maddening, highfalutin fodder and god knows, these days, we can use a new and interesting common enemy. I smell a documentary.
The people have spoken.
To be continued...
See where it all began in December of 2007: Foiled Again: NPR's Tweed Wall Of Silence