I am distressed at the choppy, linked-together audio I hear on some stations today. What with the editing programs used today, it sounds as if the announcer/salesperson/etc. never takes a breath and there are unnatural clicks and no pauses between words, in many cases. Imagine a breathless run-on sentence for 15 or 30 seconds (a long time!), sometimes reminiscent of "Perfect Paul" on the National Weather Service broadcasts...
...now, go and listen to the smooth, completely natural final takes recorded and posted here from the KAAY yesteryears. They are much smoother, warmer and friendlier! Sure, a lot of tape was used up in production, but I'll bet the product was more sellable to the business who bought time on the station!
(This is also true with other stations, before digital became the norm.)
Sometimes, older IS better...like tube amplifiers and ribbon mics....I'll take the warmth and leave the cold digital junk any day!
Bud S., ranting (firstname.lastname@example.org)