Brian Pitts who voiced the traffic in Louisville was dismissed in Cincy. I'm not sure where the Louisville traffic is voiced now.
The reports are worthless now anyway. What does it matter where they originate?
Well, you know....... "worthless" may be an overstatement. "Brian Pitts" came across as pretty mechanical. I don't know where "Chuck Ingram" is (though I seem to recall him on WLW on that one occasion I listened to them in the past few years) but he comes across pretty well. Unlike "Brian", "Chuck" seems to know to distinguish Eastern Parkway from Eastern Boulevard, that "hospital curve" is not the one in southern Indiana, and that "Grant Line Road" is not "Grade Lane". Maybe a little bit of verbal empathy in the delivery actually helps in the credibility.
They still spend too much time on the "everyday occurrences" ("I-64 westbound heading into the junction is backed up to Grinstead"---yeah, what's your point), but when you can't (or shouldn't) be checking your smart phone because you're driving--and you know who you are--these radio reports still serve a purpose.
Don't get me wrong, I miss Mark too. But the technology available today makes it possible for "Chuck" to dial up the cameras regardless of where he is.
Chuck Ingram is in Cincinnati. He's doing WLW and 55KRC at the same time he's doing WHAS and others.
And he does a good job. It was rough for all of those Cinci guys when they first started doing Louisville traffic, because they didn't know where anything was and didn't know how to pronounce things. But they pretty much have it down now.
You know what? This is no different than having your weather guy in Milwaukee. We've been doing that for decades.
You know what? You're an idiot. There's a HUGE difference. Weather is regional. With traffic, if you have someone who doesn't know the roads, you're screwed. I noticed Chuck Ingram is back on 55KRC, because your phoned in, lady traffic reporter from Detroit didn't work out. Shocking! As for cameras, please... More than a decade ago, I was involved with the roll-out of those cameras. They are far from perfect, and a far from perfect product is what you get from them. My station had a plane AND a chopper, good traffic reporters, and we knew how to sell it. You corporate kool-aid drinking bean counters have a lousy product, don't pay attention to detail (see above) and green 20-something AE's, who are smart enough not to stick around. Then, you wonder why your listeners and the few clients who get calls returned don't take you seriously.
As for Terry, I am sure he's a nice guy, but I just don't find him to be very funny. Bad "bits" (like reading bad news stories while cranking up "Calling All Angels" by Five For Fighting) corn-pone callers who sound like they are right out of "the holler" in eastern KY, endless talk about reality TV shows, the Kardashians, etc, etc.
Bottom line...Terry is no Gary Burbank.