[Hpr] Suggestion: Phonetic host names

Ken Fallon ken at fallon.ie
Sat Mar 24 10:38:32 PDT 2018

On 2018-03-24 14:45, Nigel Verity wrote:
> It's always annoying when somebody mispronounces your name but I think
> the same issue probably exists for some of the episode titles,
> especially when acronyms or application/trade names are included.
> For first-language English speakers it's probably not so much of a
> problem but HPR has plenty of listeners for whom English is a 2nd
> language, so deciphering eSpeak might sometimes not be so easy. Would it
> be such a big deal to either request hosts to make their own
> introductions or, failing that, find a volunteer with a good speaking
> voice to pre-record episode introductions? Since slots are booked in
> advance it should be possible for the "announcer" to record them in
> batches, thereby reducing the burden.
> Beeza

Actually I have been stripping out people's names from their first show
for some time for episode hpr1700
(http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1700) and "Meet the team" on
the front page.

I could just use those.


Ken Fallon

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