Donna Rodriguez was kind enough to invite me to talk live on her weekly radio program, the Dishing with Donna Show, which airs every Saturday at 2 p.m., on WGKA 920 AM.
How did I repay this kindness? By showing up 20 minutes late, that’s how. Between closed highway lanes and a highly regrettable “if only I had first looked at a map moment,” I left this poor woman alone to stall until I burst into the studio. Me, I would have been reciting poems I had memorized in junior high school (”Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me…”), or just mumbling. Donna instead was coolly talking about the building blocks of effective food writing.
Anyhow, you can read about Rodriguez’s experience of keeping it together here, on her blog.
I also recommend the show that, as far as I know, is the only hour of broadcast in Atlanta devoted solely to food and restaurants. Rodriguez does a lot of prep before each show, so the conversation moves briskly and with purpose.
Do you listen to “Dishing with Donna” or any other food segments on local radio? I’m a fan of “The Splendid Table” with Lynne Rossetto Kasper — a syndicated program that airs on WABE 90.1 FM every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.
I’ve always been surprised that there weren’t more outlets for food radio in Atlanta. I moved here from Denver where, as I recall, there were three or four popular food programs.