For 30 years, the Voice of NPR

Dec 18, 2013


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.