And suddenly unable to speak.

She had been interviewing New Orleans Saints QB, Drew Brees. He and his wife donated $5 million to help feed the New Orleans community which has been devastated by the Covid-19 virus.

I’m actually surprised we don’t see this more often:

We’re all on emotional overload right now.

Dealing with fear and loss, the stories of those who are trying their best to help, whether hospital workers or food delivery guys or private citizens, brings emotion we’re usually able to control to the surface.

I’ve never seen this before. But it happened.

And do you really think anyone will stop watching because Hoda broke down?

Do you think anyone will like her less, think less of her professionalism?

Real, authentic emotion is powerful. It’s viral. It’s cathartic.

Don’t hide what you’re feeling.

Don’t be ashamed of your tears.

We’re all coping with the unimaginable and your tears may actually help the rest of us release our own pent-up pain.

As this writer says in The Atlantic, Spare A Moment For Sorrow.


Doug is a former Major Market award winning Program Director of the Year. He was VP of Programming for one of the first large consolidated radio companies before leaving to open his consultancy. He works with most of the largest media companies in the world but, uniquely, he consults every adult format, including News/Talk, where his stations have won the distinguished Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in journalism. Doug helped NOSTALGIE, an OLDIES-based station in Paris, become the fastest-growing radio station in French history. His American clients include one you can hear this week, MIX 92.9

Also uniquely, Doug limits his client list to 8 per year so that each gets virtually unlimited market access. Doug is a former missionary kid, has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 38 years, and has one adult son and a wheaten terrier dog, all of whom currently live in Denver. 

You can learn more about Doug, his philosophy and his clients HERE.


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Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.