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Why is Charlie Van Dyke being dropped by stations?

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I've noticed here recently on YouTube and the NMSA that several stations have been replacing Charlie Van Dyke with a different voice over. Long term clienets like WBRC, WIVB plus KLAS who just started using him not too long ago, are a few that come to mind. Any reason why so many are dropping him all of a sudden?

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He is beginning to get up in age, which might have something to do with it. He might not be able to keep up with the demand.

 

His voice is sounds raspier now. Check out his latest promo work for WAVY...

 

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He is beginning to get up in age, which might have something to do with it. He might not be able to keep up with the demand.

 

His voice is sounds raspier now. Check out his latest promo work for WAVY...

 

 

Yeah, it's gotten pretty noticeable. CVD is a legend, but I think it might be time for him to hang up the mic. I hope he's okay health-wise.

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CVD is truly a legend, especially here in Dallas/Ft. Worth. I always loved his voice work on KDFW, KTVT, KTBC, KXAN, KSAT, and KPRC.

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CVD is truly a legend, especially here in Texas. I always loved his voice work on KDFW, KTVT, KTBC, KXAN, KSAT, and KPRC.

Fixed it for you.

 

CVD has never done any Alaska stations; KTUU or KTVA would’ve been his first client.

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The WABC opens from 2012 and 2017 sound very different, but not as bad as Jeff Kaye on WPVI

2017:

2012:

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VHS2004 said:
Am I the only one who actually likes the 2017 WABC look?

It has potential. Unfortunately, like most of the station's previous looks, it lacks restraint and polish. Text proportion is also a serious flaw. I'm about the only one around here that likes the opens, though.

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WAVY is no longer using CVD.

 

[MEDIA=twitter]948349098993864704[/MEDIA]

 

He's replaced by Erik Thompson. It sure caught Don Slater off guard:

 

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WAVY is no longer using CVD.

 

[MEDIA=twitter]948349098993864704[/MEDIA]

 

Not sure who the new guy is. It sure caught Don Slater off guard:

 

That’s Erik Thompson, I believe. He did VO work for WAVY’s sister LIN stations, like WISH, WPRI, and KXAN.

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I'm just glad they didn't use who I always assume they would, since he's done a lot for them in the past - John Beach. Nothing against him, I just don't think his voice would work at all in this context.

 

Though, then again, it's hard to think of anyone but CVD with WAVY...

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I'm just glad they didn't use who I always assume they would, since he's done a lot for them in the past - John Beach. Nothing against him, I just don't think his voice would work at all in this context.

 

Though, then again, it's hard to think of anyone but CVD with WAVY...

 

Not hearing Charlie Van Dyke on the voiceover threw me off as well when I watched the afternoon newscasts today, and it's going to take a lot of getting used to someone else as the main voiceover on WAVY promos for the first time since I was a baby.

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The promos I totally understand, but I don't get why CVD had to be purged from the opens, too. He sounded just fine there.

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My NBC affiliate, WTVJ in Miami, has John Beach replacing Charlie Van Dyke in the opening and the intro of First Alert Doppler 6000 when going to weather. Strange!

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20 hours ago, AJClementeFan69 said:

 

Looks like WFTS is drppoing CVD in favor of David Kaye.

No way! Just the other day I heard CVD.

 

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On a related note, a lot of recent KTVU promos have been using Jim Cutler instead of Scott Chapin.

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21 hours ago, C Block said:

On a related note, a lot of recent KTVU promos have been using Jim Cutler instead of Scott Chapin.

 

A lot of us may remember that Chapin retired, and then un-retired. I wouldn't say he's on the same sort of decline as CVD right now, but he definitely has good and not-so-good days in his recent spots.

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