Just As I Thought

First, this news

I’ll never be able to wake up properly anymore.
Bob Edwards, the host of NPR’s Morning Edition has been forced out of this job, says CNN.

At the end of April, the 56-year-old Edwards will become senior correspondent of NPR News, with his reports being heard on various network broadcasts.

NPR’s Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne will serve as interim co-hosts starting in May until a permanent successor to Edwards is named.

Spokeswoman Laura Gross said NPR’s programming and news management made the change because they’re trying to refresh all of the network’s broadcasts.

“It’s part of a natural evolution,” she said. “A new host will bring new ideas and perspectives to the show. Bob’s voice will still be heard; he’ll still be a tremendous influence on the show. We just felt it was time for a change.”

I don’t want a change. When something works, why fix it? Bob Edwards has a perfect morning voice, he lets me wake up calmly and doesn’t make it all too serious. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne are just too jarring in the morning, they have “All Things Considered” afternoon voices. Too serious, too… NPR-esque.

Boo, NPR. Shame.

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