3 thoughts on “New Year, New Schedule

  1. James Healy says:

    Whatever the “logical reasons” for the change of announcing shifts, the bottom line is, as a listener, I now get two hours less of the best personality on WDAV. Frank you are very good but Jennifer is great. Not only reduced hours but less of hearing her great announcing, etc; as the evening shift tends to play longer pieces, etc.
    So explain again how this benefits me as a listener??
    Jim Healy

  2. Frank Dominguez says:

    I couldn’t agree more about Jennifer’s talent, which is what made the decision difficult. But my hope is that listeners will benefit by having more frequent Main Street Sessions and features produced by Jennifer, for which she has a particular talent (and, I might add, a particular passion; she is not an unwilling participant in this “swap”).
    I also think there’s a significant number of WDAV listeners — I suspect a majority — who tune in more for the music than the personality. An appealing host with the right presentation is critical, to be sure, but not necessarily the determining factor.
    After all, Jennifer wasn’t always the midday host on WDAV (as a matter of fact, I was the afternoon announcer for several years before I became Program Director). And Jennifer has come and gone from the station several times over the years of her association with WDAV. Each time we’ve been sorry to see her go, and happy to have her return, as have many of our listeners.
    But through all of that, the music has remained the constant which draws listeners, and our audience has remained loyal. That’s why, whatever the host changes on the air, the station has been able not only to survive, but to thrive.

  3. jim healy says:

    Good for you and good for WDAV. Does not change my opinion. I will say that “competent personalities” can bring much added value to a station. WDAV seems to support the posture that the music is the attraction. Good Luck.

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