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A person who announces something, in particular someone who introduces or gives information about programmes on radio or television.
presenter, anchorman, anchorwoman, anchornewsreader, newscaster, broadcaster, reporter, commentatormaster of ceremonies, mc, compère, hosttalking head, emceeView synonyms
- ‘I was working as a radio announcer in RTE, and the shift work and the commute to and from work drained me of any excess energy.’
- ‘The radio announcers were trying to act encouraging as they informed the listeners that all of Toronto was in a blackout situation.’
- ‘In the early days of television, announcers looked into a camera and essentially read the news wires into it.’
- ‘Viewers wrote to say that they no longer felt alone when they had Iris for company, such was the power of television announcers of the time.’
- ‘On Spanish national radio, announcers are counting the days until Spain reaches the final.’
- ‘We were listening to the radio and the announcer listed songs he'd be playing within the hour.’
- ‘Even woeful diction can be excused, since, in the mad rush to expand radio, good announcers were not easy to come by.’
- ‘It's usually professional radio and television announcers and reporters that elicit criticism.’
- ‘There was a time when BBC radio announcers wore tuxedos on the air, knowing of course that no one would ever see them.’
- ‘On television channels today, in-vision continuity announcers are few and far between.’
- ‘None of the radio announcers or engineers could have imagined the challenge before them.’
- ‘The broadcasts are produced by separate crews, announcers and field reporters.’
- ‘It used to be that radio announcers underwent years of training before being allowed on air.’
- ‘The announcer on the radio this morning had forecast that the storm would last until late this evening.’
- ‘He clicked a dial on the dashboard and the clear, low voice of a radio announcer filled the car.’
- ‘The announcer began introducing the players on the Belarus team and then the US team.’
- ‘The announcer of prizes was Bob Danvers-Walker, the veteran Pathé newsreel commentator.’
- ‘It seemed similar to when we went from radio to TV and just put a camera in front of radio announcers and called it TV.’
- ‘When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play this tune on air.’
- ‘It is purely bias for radio announcers and talk show hosts to attack anti war protesters.’
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