I am sometimes made to smile wryly when I read the offerings of Leon James Suseran, regarding the performance of NCN and its various branches. I get the impression that he is living in the “Land of Nod.” I mean, can anyone ask for anything better technologically? Can anyone ask for anything better intellectually?
Sometimes I am made to wait, as either a programme or a song might end, and this wait is sometimes indefinite.
It seems contingent upon the expertise of the operative on shift, or the alertness of him/her. The whole show is a joke. It smacks of a lack of professionalism. Also, the programmes that are aired seem vacuous and monotonous.
Announcers still struggle with the English language in its most basic form. Tell me, where there is a place for “…the management and staff wishes…” and for words like ‘voilent (voy-lent), ‘vunerable (vuh-nuh-rable), and homogenous (ho-moh-gi-nous).
In high school, one meets these words and spelling, and in the profession of broadcasting, they should be mastered. I once heard an opewrator pronounce ‘persuasion’ with five syllables, and he now mouths off homogeneous with four syllables, when this one is really five.
Add to this, the poorest of readers, and you have NCN. I am not exaggerating. This very morning (Nov. 30), the 98.1 Hot FM announcer said GTM’s time, using the possessive. The operator again exhibited deficiency of the English language, by saying “here’s to wishing you” leitmotif.
So what are some of the reasons?
First, I think of the CEO, Mr. Sataur, and how his effete nature oozes through his words. In professional broadcasting, there is no place for ‘dis’ and ‘tree’ when you really mean ‘this’ and ‘three.’ Shame on you! I would love to hear Mr. Sataur read the news. I also think of another head figure, who cannot speak nor read at the grade 10 level, yet, oblivious of shame and folly, this caricature pretends he is conducting serious interviews. This is indeed NCN. So what?
Well, let the PPP and NCN collogue and have their way, but the few remaining sober-minded Guyanese want something better. So I repeat the importunate clarion call – Guyana needs a few more radio stations. The earlier this happens the better.
Shane Rizwan Ally
Oct 13, 2019Barbados Tridents won their second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect season unraveled at the worst possible moment. The Warriors had won all 11 matches...
Cyril Belgrave, one of the finest politicians the PPP produced, died this week. His death coincided with information I stumbled... more
Editor’s Note, If your sent letter was not published and you felt its contents were valid and devoid of libel or personal attacks, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected]mail.com / [email protected]