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Feb. 08 2012

Let’s not do lunch

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 5 Comments

Every job has its quirks. One that comes with being on the air is that as per the FCC, leaving the building during one’s show for any reason short of a fire or other disaster is not an option if yours is the name signed on the control room log.  Since I work right through the noon hour & not eating regularly makes me one cranky, spacy mezzo, I always have lunch while I’m on the air. I tend to brown-bag, or at least Bento box, on a regular basis, a good thing since doing so ensures that I’ll make healthy food choices. Well, most of the time. Those Goldman’s brownies (amazingly tasty & left over from their very generous contribution to last weekend’s fundraiser) simply will not stop calling my name.  With my An die Musik Live! cabaret show coming up next week & two diva dresses to fit into, I see some intense workouts in my future.

When friends invite me out to lunch during the week, I laughingly turn them down – “Sorry, I have a previous commitment!” If you happen to be noshing during my show, however, I guess we’re on a lunch date after all. Bon appetit!


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Dyana Neal


Dyana is WBJC's midday host. Her full bio can be read here.

5 Responses to Let’s not do lunch

  • Diana Ross
    Diana Ross says:

    I have this same trouble when people invite me to parties or dinners on the weekends 🙁 And poor Judith!!

  • Mark Clark says:

    Many years ago, I did middays at a country station, and my lunch “hour” was the 15 minutes when when we ran Paul Harvey News. To this day, I associate gobbled sandwiches, potato chips and guzzled soda with that quarter-hour of oddball news stories, bumper “snickers” and thinly-veiled proselytizing for right-wing causes. My food choices and my favorite midday radio companionship have both changed for the better! Thanks Dyana! I’m noshing right along with you.

  • Dyana Neal
    Dyana Neal says:

    Diana, I know, I feel for you guys! Mark, that’s too funny. Thanks for the kind words!

  • Doug says:

    Diana, do you work on the weekends? Yuck… I get stuck with Saturdays or Sundays for a semester at a time as I work in the computer lab at Montgomery College… right now am working Friday night at 9:30 and listening to Reed play my request for The Comedians! 🙂

    Remember the scene from Beverly Hills Cop where Axel (Eddie Murphy) sends Rosewood and Taggart sandwiches from the “late supper menu” of the Beverly Palm Hotel while they’re staking him out? (I couldn’t find a YouTube clip of it by itself…)

    Some day I’ll send Dyana, Dyana and Judith each a box lunch from Eddie’s of Roland Park! 🙂

  • Diana Ross
    Diana Ross says:

    Yep Doug, I’m here on the weekends. It’s nice though, mostly the phones are quiet, not a lot of staffers running around, quiet time for studying when all the work is done (but really, is the work ever done?)

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