John Suchet voted nation’s fourth favourite male radio voice.
This week the nation’s most loved radio voices were revealed by a Radio Times voice poll, and we are delighted to announce that Classic FM presenter John Suchet was fourth as the favourite male voice.
It turns out we are a nation of radio lovers, with 53 million listeners tuning in to the radio each year. The Radio Times’ voice poll saw 32,000 voters take part to choose their favourite voices. The poll asked readers to name their favourite male and female radio voices from a shortlist of 40 compiled by industry experts. The last poll was carried out 14 years ago in 2002 and was topped by the late Terry Wogan as the favourite male voice and Charlotte Green as favourite female voice. The latest poll was topped by Kirsty Young and Eddie Mair.
Listening to the radio is as popular as ever.
According to the editor of the Radio Times Jane Anderson, fourteen years ago the list was dominated by those who spoke BBC English but that’s now changed with four of today’s Top Ten voices being Scottish, two Welsh and in the case of Neil Nunes there is a rich Jamaican accent. She also acknowledges radio has come a long way since the last poll with 53.5 million people now listening every week compared to 48.6 million then. The recent poll reflects radio’s growing popularity.
Congratulations to our favourite radio voice John Suchet, who not only has one of the top voices but also the knowledge and passion to inspire a deeper understanding and love of classical music in his audience.