What’s Working…

When Dana is focused and clear on her point, there is no one like her.  She is informative, entertaining, relatable, and refreshing (Examples 1 & 2 below on free speech and wanna be Jihadis)

Using sound makes a big difference and she mixes it in and riffs on it really well.

The strongest thing she does is “swing the other way”, like agreeing with Bill Maher below, or explaining her reasons for going to help kids at the border a few months ago, etc.

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What needs some more focus…

The show has drifted back toward too much politics and too much guns too often.  That draws a very loyal crowd, but not a growing crowd, and it may be excluding too many newcomers to FM stations in the format.

Sometimes it feels like she’s just wandering through a topic.  Usually in these moment she calls on Kevin, who doesn’t contribute much.  Maybe this is a time management/Prep thing with the Tv show and the book?

Switching stories and switching topics needs to be clearer.   Sometimes, especially when she is less focused on making a point, one story morphs into something totally different and it’s too easy for the listener to feel lost or left out.

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Audio Examples…

Bill Maher schools Jimmy Kimmel on free speech, and Dana wholeheartedly agrees.  Excellent…

Dana 10 Free Speech 1:8

 

Wanna-be gangsters and wanna-be jihadi’s have a lot in common…

Dana 09 –Jihadists 1:8

 

Drifting without really having a point, and Kevin not helping much…

Dana 02- Woody then Bill..then..