PSA to the DJs

Have you ever noticed that Radio DJs don't use real voices?

It doesn't matter if it's the station is Christian, news, pop... all of them use whatever voice they feel like their listeners would want them to have and then take it to a weird place.

When I do listen to the radio, I typically tune in to our local Christian radio station. Since we live in town and I no longer work, I hardly ever get stuck during the heavy DJ talk times. But the other day I was driving to San Antonio and I decided to flip the radio stations for a while during the drive just to see what else was on.

I have to say that I was baffled by the communication styles of the DJs. As a communications major (and that being also my life focus), I love watching how people present themselves (verbally and non-verbally). It's one of my favorite things to analyze!

So I have just one message to the DJs:
Please, from now on, can you use your real voice?

Especially, ESPECIALLY the Christian DJs. I'm not just talking about my home town station, really any Christian station I've ever turned to.

I don't know of a single person that talks like that in real life.
You know what I'm talking about the really sweet, overly joyful, constantly in awe voice.
It's not real.

And on my drive to San Antonio I turned to a station that would play the latest hits (not sure what that station would be called), but it was like being back in high school but worse. Everyone was trying to one up the other with their coolness and sexuality. Sarcasm was the only consistent thing on the show.

And finally the news and weather DJs, who trains them to talk like robots? Why is it that all of sudden if you are talking about the weather, traffic or news the voice has to change to this monotone voice? It's really quite bizarre. Maybe younger people would be more engaged with the news if it sounded more engaging.

Just had to share. I'm not really venting, it's just something that I've been wanting to say for a while. And since I have thousands of DJs that tune in to my blog I thought now was an appropriate time to share. ;)