I was listening to the Howard Stern show on the radio today, broadcast from the playboy mansion , and noticed the sound seemed kind of tinny, like they were in a cave. From watching radio shows on TV like Howard Stern and Imus it seems they go to great lengths to get the sound right. Everyone needs headphones and their own microphone, if someone doesn’t talk into the microphone you can’t here them, and the radio studio seems pretty elaborately designed for better sound. Yet actors on TV shows can walk around and talk normally and still get good quality sound.
I realize on a TV show all the sound equipment is hidden off camera but it still seems like radio shows go through a lot more effort to get the same quality sound. Why?