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Heard Underground, in Your Dreams

Posted by njrm on March 9, 2012

Fascinating story of hard working NJ/NYC Broadcaster, and NJRM fan, Bernie Wagenblast,  who widened his talents to become something beyond the typical broadcaster.    If you have ever been on the NYC subway, you have heard him!  Check out the NY Times article.

There was a time when subway announcements sounded like this: “Gxxrschhh krrtzzz … Borough Hall … pbbbftttz qmmm … suspended … haargggrm.” It was hard to tell whose voice that was. Or even if it was human.

Now subway announcements sound like this: “There is … an uptown … local … 1 … train … to Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street.” The voice is instantly recognizable on any numbered line but the No. 7. It is a chipper, crisp, slightly plummy tenor belonging to Bernie Wagenblast... (to continue reading, click the link below to get to NY Times article).

WTG Bernie!


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