WUMB TALENT QUEST
A a tip of the hat to the source, "Fans of Former Folk Radio WUMB"
Did Charles Laquadera get his start this way? Probably not. Back in the day, Charles and his WBCN contemporaries were the essence of alternative free-form radio. These UMass Boston undergrads sound as if they are being trained at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. But listen to their words, Fans of Former Folk Radio WUMB is correct, they are identical to the scripts WUMB's regular "on air personalities" read.
Now THAT is pathetic.
When the two finalists are chosen it will be interesting to see how much artistic freedom and range WUMB management gives them. If you are expecting free form free-thinkers, don't be surprised to hear more of what we now hear via the sound clips, automaton script writers doing voice overs of music director-selected pop.