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The Two Worst Voices in Radio
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Posted on 11/23/2012 10:51:51 PM PST by Arthur McGowan

My two most disliked radio voices: #2: Doc Thompson; #1: Mark Belling.

They sound somewhat alike, but Mark Belling more so.


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1 posted on 11/23/2012 10:51:54 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan
#1: Mark Belling.

You've obviously never had to endure Ben Ferguson every morning on 820 WBAP AM in Dallas. His voice penetrates your skull like one of those television hucksters at 3:AM. It's the last thing I want over morning coffee.

2 posted on 11/23/2012 11:14:21 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Yah, more’n most people, even.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 11:18:10 PM PST by mrreaganaut
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To: Windflier

You can always listen to Mark Davis on KSKY.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 11:18:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Windflier

5 posted on 11/23/2012 11:22:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Windflier

He’s on in Fargo, too. Never stops shouting.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 11:22:14 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

But Mark Belling more so somewhat alike they sound?


7 posted on 11/23/2012 11:24:39 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: mylife

Awful, too. Can’t listen when he subs for Rush. Especially annoying is the way he—he—constantly—constantly stammers as though he’s searching—searching for the next word.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 11:24:58 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

He has a good radio voice but he is so pompous I can’t stand it.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 11:28:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Is that Ben Ferguson? That’s exactly how I’ve pictured him. It’s how he sounds.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 11:34:15 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: mylife

I can’t stand phony mannerisms—and his main one is the way he tries to sound as though he’s thinking hard, thinking aloud, struggling to find the right words.


11 posted on 11/23/2012 11:36:43 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

BTW: I wonder what has happened to Peter Boyles. His podcast stopped appearing weeks ago.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 11:42:49 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: shibumi

Mark Belling is apparently more like Mark Belling than that other guy.

3 out of 4 Mark Bellings sound more like Mark Belling


13 posted on 11/23/2012 11:50:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthur McGowan

He looks like a real pretender....

In a “It’s Pat” kind of way


14 posted on 11/23/2012 11:51:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I wish Allan H Wiener could sub for Rush.

http://radionewyorkinternational.com/archives/aww/2007-0209%20Allan%20Weiner%20Worldwide%20-%20Politics.mp3


15 posted on 11/23/2012 11:57:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Ferguson is on the right.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 11:58:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
You can always listen to Mark Davis on KSKY.

No I can't. He's as bad as Ben Ferguson, but in a RINO way.

17 posted on 11/24/2012 12:09:05 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mylife

Gads....hang me or shoot me. Makes no difference.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 12:10:48 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
He’s on in Fargo, too. Never stops shouting.

Damn....y'all can hear him all the way from Dallas? The man's a menace!

19 posted on 11/24/2012 12:13:11 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Life can be hell at times. ☺
20 posted on 11/24/2012 12:15:25 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Life can be hell at times. ☺

Mostly between the hours of 8:00AM and 11:00AM on 820 WBAP AM in Dallas.

21 posted on 11/24/2012 12:20:55 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

LOL!!
There is Geraldo on KLIF LOL!


22 posted on 11/24/2012 12:22:22 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I’m going with Ed Schultz who thinks he’s from Fargo, and that sorry excuse for a radio host who thinks having Bernie Sanders on every Friday does something for his show.


23 posted on 11/24/2012 12:28:52 AM PST by wita
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To: Arthur McGowan
To understand how bad talk radio can be, you need to listen to Michael Smerconish. A horrible Philadelphia accent, a grating high-piched voice from an Obama worshiping slip'n'fall lawyer.


24 posted on 11/24/2012 12:51:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Melanie Morgan on KSFO.


25 posted on 11/24/2012 1:47:02 AM PST by caltaxed
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To: Arthur McGowan

Where`s Doc Thompson these days? He used to be on from 3-5 on Richmond`s WRVA-740.

The toughest for me to hear (though I like them both) are Belling and Bill Cunningham.


26 posted on 11/24/2012 2:11:31 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Windflier

I used to listen to Mark Davis when I lived in Dallas years ago, waiting for Rush to come on. He always irritated me, but he talked a lot about his wife who was suffering from MS, I believe it was, and his daughter, Regina.

Can you tell me what ever happened with his wife? Do you know what the daughter is doing today?


27 posted on 11/24/2012 2:42:45 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: ScottinVA

Who is the other “Mark” who used to sub for Rush until listeners like me liked him better than Rush... and that was the last we heard from him.
He lives in NH, is from Canada, and has a British accent. Really funny guy.

Lately I can’t stand any of Limbaugh’s subs, and he seems to use them a lot while he goes off golfing... or whatever.

He’s taking this whole week off and the sub is insufferable.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 2:47:09 AM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: George Varnum

Mark Steyn.


29 posted on 11/24/2012 2:53:27 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Tom Becka hands down the worst voice. He left KC in 2005 and was in Iowa and Nebraska since.


30 posted on 11/24/2012 2:57:28 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

I am under the impression that Becka left Nebraska and is in Fargo, North Dakota now but not 100% sure. His Omaha station did cutbacks and fired him, but he was also doing some work in Fargo in 2011.


31 posted on 11/24/2012 3:03:05 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Fresh Wind

I searched out Glenn beck clips on youtube from his HLN show between 2006 and 20-08 after I was given a link to old radio archives at Beck’s website from a link now gone from the current site. Well I found a clip with Michael Smerconish filling in for Glenn Beck. IT was as goofy as seeing a two clips of Glenn Beck on Hard ball on MSNBC in 2003 and 2005 at the old Glenn Beck website.


32 posted on 11/24/2012 3:10:47 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Arthur McGowan
For "worst voice" I think of a Conservative female broadcaster.

Mark Davis' manner is easy to listen to, and I don't think he can be described as a RINO. IMHO

33 posted on 11/24/2012 3:12:51 AM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: George Varnum
He’s taking this whole week off and the sub is insufferable.

...and I thought I'd turned to the wrong station... :-/

34 posted on 11/24/2012 3:15:32 AM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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He is still on. Pretty sure I listened to him live this week; they just haven’t updated podcasts since 11/19. They only put up select podcasts for Sirota & Brown, hopefully they don’t start that for him.


35 posted on 11/24/2012 3:15:44 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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Diane Rehm on NPR has spasmodic dysphonia which makes it difficult to listen to her.


36 posted on 11/24/2012 3:19:39 AM PST by fulltlt
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To: Windflier

Ben doesn’t come on until 9:00 am. Ben is from Memphis, and has been on the radio since he was a little kid. I have never been crazy about him or Mark Davis, but have listened to WBAP for years on line. Ben is a site better than Glenn Beck, and a whole lot better than he was in Memphis.


37 posted on 11/24/2012 3:56:27 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: mylife

This picture is several years old......


38 posted on 11/24/2012 3:57:25 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: basil

Mark’s wife died several years ago. He has remarried and has a 4 or 5 yo boy. Regina is all grown up. I don’t know what has happened to her. Her grandparents lived here in Memphis.


39 posted on 11/24/2012 4:04:56 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Mozilla

He’s now in Fargo. Sounds as though he gargled for years with Clorox.


40 posted on 11/24/2012 4:15:16 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: fulltlt

She was hard to listen to before she got that disorder. She bleated. And she was a pro-abortion, knee-jerk liberal. The type who isn’t aware that there’s such a thing as a “conservative.”


41 posted on 11/24/2012 4:17:22 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

The last podcast that’s downloaded automatically was Nov. 1st.


42 posted on 11/24/2012 4:19:12 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

have you tried khow? There are podcasts for 11/16 & 11/19 visible.


43 posted on 11/24/2012 4:28:11 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Windflier

“You’ve obviously never had to endure Ben Ferguson every morning on 820 WBAP AM in Dallas.”
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Geesh...How could he still be on the radio?
I think he started in Memphis back in the late 90s
before I fled the country.
I remember thinking of him as a young kid,
just getting his feet wet, trying to be the next Rush.
I felt sorry for him.


44 posted on 11/24/2012 4:34:35 AM PST by AlexW
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To: George Varnum

“Who is the other “Mark””
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Mark Steyn is sharp as a tack, and my favorite Rush sub.


45 posted on 11/24/2012 4:40:09 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Arthur McGowan

How about morning blowhards don Imus and his sidekick Bernard McGuirk.


46 posted on 11/24/2012 4:54:53 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Thanks for the update. I’m sorry to hear about his wife.


47 posted on 11/24/2012 4:55:19 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Arthur McGowan

If you ever had the chance to listen to the late Lynn Samuels, there would be no more need to add names to this list.

http://lynnsamuels.com/


48 posted on 11/24/2012 5:00:08 AM PST by MarDav
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To: Arthur McGowan

Vicki McKenna out of Madison. Her voice is harsh! I still listen, though, because she has great information.


49 posted on 11/24/2012 5:02:35 AM PST by freemama
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To: Arthur McGowan

No, it’s not stammering. What Mark Davis does -— when he has the great good fortune to sub for Rush -— who is away today doing something very special that he will tell us all about when he comes back on Monday — Monday being the first real work day after thanksgiving — which didn’t occur at all like the mainstream wants to say it did, but was a repudiation of the earlier tried socialism -— which keeps being tried year after year in the world’s history but it never works -— when are the liberals going to understand this....


50 posted on 11/24/2012 5:07:00 AM PST by Yaelle
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