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Voice of MBTA Signs Off



    If you've ridden the MBTA, chances are, you've heard Frank Oglesby's recordings. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)

    If you've ridden on the MBTA, you've probably heard Frank Oglesby's voice.

    For 21 years, Oglesby has been the voice of the T. Friday, though, he signed off.

    "I hear it's soothing, it's calming," Oglesby said. "People sometimes have frayed nerves as they wait for trains, or their work day could have been stressful."

    His recordings have changed over the years as stops were added and safety measures evolved.

    The Voice of the T is Set to Retire

    [NECN] The Voice of the T is Set to Retire
    Frank Oglesby, the voice of the MBTA, is set to retire. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)

    When he wasn't recording messages, Oglesby also served as deputy director of The Ride. But his voice was his passion, ever since he started out as a college radio DJ.

    "It's my love, is using my voice. And to be able to use it in this capacity to help people has been great," Oglesby said.

    Even though Oglesby is stepping down, his voice will remain.

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