Guys With Deeper Voices May Be Better On The Radio Than In Life
Have you ever had someone correctly guess your profession just from hearing you speak? It happens to me all the time. A few words into a new conversation and people for years have said "you sound like you must be in the radio business". For the last 20 years they have been correct. Which I guess is much better than having folks say, "I could never listen to you!"
We kid about this on the Morning News every time a story pops up from somewhere about what it means to have a "deep voice." I think I have a little deeper voice than Lance does but so many you, our awesome listeners, say you often can't tell the difference between us so I guess that's up for debate.
A deep voice is usually part of the stereotype for a newsman, announcer or radio dj. and our case it was just the luck of the draw that we both were born with deeper distinctive voices. Today, a deep voice isn't a requirement for broadcasting. It's better to be "real" and "natural' and "genuine". A deeper voice is just an added bonus to the next generation of radio-types, however there are all kinds of things people can and do try in order to get a deeper voice. Just do a google search for "How can I deepen my voice" and you'll get vocal chord stretching exercises, practice speaking drills and the offer of surgical procedures including injecting fat into the vocal chords! Imagine all that, just to sound like Lance!
Follow the science? Maybe not on this one!!