Friday, February 8, 2008

Two extremely annoying sign offs on KCPW ads

I listen to NPR and KCPW quite a bit with my commute. For the most part I find most of their programs interesting and keep my mind off the sometimes hour long commute. However there are a couple of ads that play several times a day that cause me considerable annoyance:

  1. Liberty Heights Fresh signoff - What's up with the "hey" sounding so dumb.

  2. Tabula Rasa wordsmith signoff - Can they find anyone more gay sounding than this guy? And why does he have to put so much emphasis on the 't's in the word matter?

Everytime I hear these commercials I know what the signoff will be, and I'll either turn it before getting to that point, or I'll listen so I can get my daily allowance of rage. Am I warped, or are they ads meant to piss the listener off?


Anonymous said...

Um, try a few more channels. I listen to AM quite a bit and AM stations do REPEAT the same annoying commercials. I like KNRS 570 but only will listen when it is either Dr. Laura or Dave Ramsey which are in the afternoon and night.
I understand your annoyance.

calanan said...

Found this entry while searching for KCPW and I couldn't agree more!

In fact, as much as I hated both of those sign offs before I hate them even more after reading this.

I'm not sure if I should thank or curse you for that.


- mike