And that's what I did with Diane Newman, the Program Director at Entercom's legendary WWL in New Orleans.
role model is 81 year old Althea Lanoix Newman, her mom.
So, about one year ago, Diane Newman
goes in for a checkup and hears the words "suspicious mammogram.
I don't want to give away too much of the story because Diane
tells it so well.
This is more than a story about a great PD at a legendary radio station.
It's about company becoming family and in return being rewarded with great employees.
It's a great story, for many reasons, and we're glad Diane
allowed us to share it all with you.
How long have you been in radio?
I've been in radio since February 1981.
I was working on a masters in Communications at UNO …had worked in TV for a couple of years…thought I'd get a feel for radio and maybe stay a year.
I was hired as a part-time studio producer for $3.81 an hour.
My father thought I was out of my mind.
, I have tellers who earn more than that.
, YOU come first.
David called me personally to tell me, "Diane
from now on…numbers 1 through 27 on your list of things to do are Diane Newman