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   Greetings -

   This is just a note to let everyone know that I love getting all
   your questions and YES, I do answer them myself, which is
   why I have to ask for a little patience. When my schedule
   gets super busy I can't get to all the questions. So similar
   ones may slide by unanswered and, unfortunately,
   sometimes I just won't get to them all.
   Thanks for understanding.

                                         - Diana

 

 
   

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jmdennis asks:
So how did you make it out of Bakersfield? I moved here in 95 and have wanted out almost since I moved here.
-- 2011-08-28 02:01:15

Diana says:
Well, I was actually living in Los Angeles and driving to Bakersfield each weekend back then (all for the love of radio!) I got a switchboarder gig at KLOS and was working with Al Ramirez and Long Paul there. When Long Paul called me to work at KNAC.com, I jumped at the chance, and although I loved all the folks at KRAB (I still stay in touch with Danny Spanks from time to time), it was time to make the jump into LA Radio.-- 20118288756007

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peanut pal1 asks:
How did you get into radio?.
-- 2009-08-02 01:38:20

Diana says:
I started when I was in college.  My mom was going to summer school, and I went along to wander around the campus.  I stumbled across the college radio station (KNLU-FM) and they were looking for jocks, so I thought why not?  So, I went to the meeting, liked what I heard, and really started from the ground up at that point..  I took classes in broadcasting to learn what I was doing, and when I graduated, I got my first job in commercial radio at a country station in Monroe, Louisiana, eventually moved over to their sister rock station, and then relocated to California to really get into the business bigtime -- 20093218756001

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bowzer asks:
Diana, what's the best moment you've had in your career? And the strangest?
-- 2009-08-05 22:28:36

Diana says:
Well, bowzer, I have had a lot of great moments in my career.  The most exciting for me was introducing Tesla at the KNAC.com Anniversary party at the House of Blues, and also the amazing people I have met through my vocation.   As for the strangest moment, I'd probably have to say being on the air at the exact moment the bombers hit the Twin Towers on 9/11.  We didn't have any TVs in the studio, so at first I was relying on reports from the chatters in the chat room.  I didn't believe it at first, but then when I started seeing the news reports come in, there it was.  It was so surreal to be talking about this event on the air as it was actually happening!

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20093218756002

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Badpojke asks:
What led you to become such an animal rights activist?
-- 2009-08-10 15:47:11

Diana says:
I have always loved animals, but I began to become aware of all the injustice animals suffer through neglect, abuse and other horrible things, and I realized that there is a lot of work to be done to make the world a good place for animals.  I have always been so grateful to have been able to work in a business that I love, and I wanted to somehow give back to the community.  It was the perfect fit, to work with animal groups and so I got involved with several different animal rescue and welfare organizations. I am always happy to lend my talents and service to help the animals!
-- 20093218756003


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Brenton asks:
Hi Diana. Great job on KNAC.com! I love listening to the Wild Side. Someone probably has asked this question already, but I was curious as to who your favorite interview has been thus far? Specifically, which one you enjoyed the most, or most proud of and why? Again, great job on KNAC.com and what you do for animals is great as well! Take care, Brenton
-- 2009-08-12 23:22:21

Diana says:
I enjoy all of my interviews, because to me, it's a learning experience, and I always learn something new from chatting with people. I will say that Bret Michaels from Poison was my very first interview, and he made it easy.  Let's see, also I had great interviews with C.C. and Rikki from Poison, Fred Coury from Cinderella, the Warrant guys, Supagroup, Lynam and Lemmy, and the list just goes on! One recent interview that I'm proud of is my interview with Jack Russell and Michael Lardie of Great White, because it took some sort of diplomacy to broach the topic of the fire which is still a sensitive subject for the band, but I thought I managed to get some intelligent answers to the questions people want to know, without going for the "headline dirt" angle.  I have a lot of respect for the artists I speak with, and it's always fantastic to have a conversation with them and learn what I did not know.    

Thanks for the support, Brenton.  I love what I do, and hopefully if I can entertain folks and also make a difference for animals, then I'm doing something right!  

-- 20093218756004

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Johnny asks:
What would you like to accomplish that you have not yet?
-- 2009-08-13 14:28:15

Diana says:
That is a great question, Johnny.  I'm so happy to have gotten this far, doing radio in Los Angeles.  I plan to get into doing some voice work, maybe hosting some shows, so we'll see how that goes.  Also, as far as my animal work goes, I'd love to see an end to the "kill shelters", so that animals can have a safe place to live without fear of being killed just because their owners abandoned them.  Also, I'd like to see a lot tougher animal cruelty laws for people who hurt animals.
-- 20093218756005


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Funtime asks:
Dear Diana, What is the one thing people don't know about you?
-- 2009-08-16 14:27:02

Diana says:
 I almost got my master's degree in psychology. I've always been interested in serial killers and what makes them tick, and it was that side of psychology that attracted me. I was about a semester away from graduating (writing my thesis, internship, etc.) and was working at the local radio station at the time.  It came down to a choice between careers when I filled in during the day at the station and had to miss several classes in order to do so.  I decided to go with the radio side, and the rest, they say is history!  But if I ever got out of the entertainment business, I think I would like to get back into that or being a CSI or something inquisitive.
-- 20093218756006


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