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For 30 years, the Voice of NPR



For more than three decades Frank Tavares was the iconic voice of NPR, providing the national fundraising credits.  He grew up on the Massachusetts SouthCoast, and spent childhood summers in Provincetown and Truro.   WCAI's Dan Tritle checked in with Frank, who talks about regional accents and how public radio listeners react when they hear his voice in person.  Frank Tavares is a communications professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and is the author of a new book of short stories, The Man Who Built Boxes.

Host and producer Dan Tritle has wanted to be on the radio since he was five years old. A washashore from the Pacific Northwest, he's been at the job since May 2000, shortly after the station went on the air. He's a veteran of the Associated Press Radio Network and NPR, and has reported for several commercial and public radio stations. Dan also is a former staff member of the Washington State House of Representatives. As often as possible he bicycles into work on the Shining Sea Bike Path. Dan is seen frequently on stage at the Woods Hole Theater Company, Barnstable Comedy Club, Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Cape Cod Theater Project. A self-proclaimed nerd, he listens to obscure movie and TV soundtracks. Favorite movies: The Wizard of Oz and Forbidden Planet.