And the music is always that kind of synthetic, pseudo-dynamic'n'exciting shtick. It's such a cliché, but they feel they have to do it, to be hip and trendy news broadcasters, copying all the rest. The music on radio documentaries is a new thing, creeping in over only the last couple of years. Some twit has got the idea that, because they use it on TV, to accompany pictures, they should also do the same on radio. But because there are no pictures, radio is a more strictly linear form of communication in which the speaker's voice is all the listener has. Anything that interrupts that wrecks the experience. It must be especially bad for people whose hearing is not 100%.