Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Where are the "Nightside" Chicas?

[Media] Any of you follow KSL Radio's Nightside Project? Even a little?

I listen pretty often. Even wrote a cover feature for
City Weekly last summer about the show. Lately though, Nightside has lacked a certain something: Estrogen.

Its only female staff members, reporters Chelsea Hedquist and Sarah Jane Burr, are no more. It seems like an eternity since I've heard a voice in the higher octave range. Hedquist did mostly bread and butter news stories; Burr, however, gave up some insightful social commentary, especially from the point of view of an "older" single woman in Zion (I mean, she's practically an old maid ... 28!).

The show's ombudsman, Paul McHardy, responded to my "where are the women?" e-mail with a personnel update. Hedquist, who was preggers when I interviewed her, has decided to stay home as a full-time mom. Burr has taken a public relations job.

"We're aware of our lack of estrogen," McHardy wrote. "Hope to balance things out in the future!"

I look forward to it. The show is starting to sound like an East High School locker room. What do the rest of you think? (Holly Mullen)

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