Bill Wilson isn’t alone in his random radio screw-ups.
One day, I was recording three or four business items, one of which was about the B-52 Stratofortress. I practiced saying the word several times before the recording. Then, during the recording, I made such a point of enunciating Stratofortress that it came out sounding ridiculous. I started laughing. Then I apologized to George and tried it from the top again. And, of course, I started laughing again. I couldn’t stop.
Finally, I had to give up on that item altogether. I apologized to George again and just went on. But anyone who happened to hear the rest of my report when it aired probably wondered why my voice was shaking. I wasn’t nervous. I was struggling not to laugh.
George did not laugh. However, he was very nice about it. As he is with each one of my radio forays. You might say I have a voice for newspapers.