a pronounced problem

Is it too much to ask that NPR hire announcers who know how to pronounce reasonably common words? It’s bad enough that they’ve adopted more and more a rightward tilt in their news programming, but I still listen because, well, what’s the alternative?

But if I hear the announcer offer up a three-syllable “sat-ur-in” one more time during the sponsorship attributions, as though the auto manufacturer were some new pharmaceutical useful for thinning the blood or reducing cholesterol, I may just drop the radio into my bath or, worse, switch over to FOX Radio.