The Voice of SkyTrain
Because I read Miss604.com I now know that there is now a Buzzer blog. And the first story I clicked on was about the lady who does the pre-recorded announcements on SkyTrain. Actually she is the new voice as the system was updated when the Millennium Line opened. I did once have a CD of the previous voice – she sang old standards, quite well as I recall. It would seem that the CD got mislaid in the recent upheavals and of course I cannot now recall her name.
Anyway there is this neat podcast with Laureen Regan of Calgary who not only does our system but BART as well. I like the sound of her voice – indeed one of the things I miss these days are the similar warm tones of the female announcers on the former CBC Radio 2. Judy Nasrullah (the only one who plays classical music now) is OK but will never replace Shelagh Rogers in my affections.
There is something special about the Canadian accent. Unlike the London accent. The tube train drivers call the voice of the Underground (“Mind The Gap”) “Sonia”. Why? Because after a while she “gets on yer nerves”