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Initial post: 4 Feb 2014 10:22:14 GMT
Why, oh why, do radio stations deem it necessary to play music(?!) or drum beats whilst giving out road/traffic news?
It's difficult enough to concentrate on what's being said whilst driving, but the repetitive music(?!) or drum beats drowning out what's being said make it almost impossible.
I want to hear the reports, I listen to music the remainder of the time. I've tried asking several radio stations why they do it, but have never received an answer.
It just seems so counter-intuitive drown out what you're broadcasting by making a noise.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2014 12:50:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2014 12:52:39 GMT
eric rambler says:
One of them does a car horn noise which is quite alarming, especially if you are negotiating a busy junction.

Another time a presenter apologised because he could find no traffic problems to broadcast, which to me indicated that he had no understanding of the purpose of his job.
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