Sunday, December 30, 2012

Miss Those Familiar Voices

Sad to discover today that Dutch radio newreader and presenter Arend Langenberg has passed away at the young age of 63. He had one of the most distinctive voices on Dutch radio, being heard first on the public networks when they took the news from ANP, and later as the distinctive voice of Sky Radio. Met him a couple of times and instantly liked him for the way he would share his knowledge. He knew what made a good story and was full of anecdotes. Nice man, always willing to share ideas, great sense of humour and its a real shame he went so soon. Remember meeting him on a plane with Adam Curry of NoAgendaShow fame when Curry went with Langenberg to do programmes from Camp Smitty in As Samawah, Iraq when the Dutch troops stationed there. NOS TV did a tribute to him (in Dutch).

All this reminds me of the other great voices that are no longer with us. Don LaFontaine for one.

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