October 23, 2012 10:18 AM Subscribe
Please help me understand radio mouth noise.
posted by thirteenkiller to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes when people speak on the radio they have lots of mouth noise, with smacks and clicks - kinda like noisy chewing. It's like nails on a chalkboard for me. What's going on here? Do the people speaking know what's happening? Is it something professional radio broadcasters can work to avoid? Can it be controlled by studio equipment choices or by production? If you're going to be interviewed on NPR or something do they give you tips on how to avoid the mouth noises? (Obviously not enough tips, right? Because so many NPR interviewees do it.)