Following up on concerns mentioned by Nonhocapito, below are excerpts addressing the problem that reading text out loud can bore the listeners and sabotage popularity. The cited article, titled "Announcing/Reading Copy", also discusses ways to beat the problem.
The remainder of this post quotes the article:
Think back to your earliest memories of reading words out loud. For many people, it was in elementary school. Your teacher may have asked you to read a paragraph out loud from a book. Perhaps you had to read a nursery rhyme or a portion of a story. You probably had to read out loud in front of your classmates, some of whom may have been better readers than you were. How did that make you feel? What was your reaction to hearing others read out loud?
For many people, reading words out loud in a classroom setting is not their most pleasant childhood memory. It's not as bad as having to give a speech in front of your peers, perhaps, but it probably was not as fun as other things you did in school. Especially if you were not very good at it. And most people weren't.
When you hand a sheet of paper to someone and ask them to read it out loud, it typically sounds a bit boring. Rather dull. Lifeless. That's because when most people read out loud, it sounds like they're reading out loud. As an announcer, you don't want to sound like that.
An announcer doesn't read words out loud. An announcer communicates.
When you read out loud, your mind is thinking about the words on the page. When you communicate, your mind is thinking about the meaning of those words. When you read out loud, your eyes focus on print. When you communicate, your eyes focus on the audience. When you read out loud, your goal is to read the words correctly. When you communicate, your goal is to get your message across. And perhaps most importantly, when you read out loud, you sound like you are reading out loud. When you communicate, you sound like you are communicating.
That's the key challenge of announcing: to take copy that someone else has written and make it sound like the ideas you are conveying are your
ideas, that the words you are using are your
words. And that's not easy to do, in part because the only step in this process where you have full control is in the final step, where you speak the words out loud.https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Announcing/Reading_Copy