The Anchorage Press Picks for 2009 were just released. Thanks for voting me 2nd favorite radio personality!
Two years ago you might have said “Shannyn Who?” but this year, Shannyn “Girl from Homer” Moore is in the No. 2 spot for favorite radio personality. Maybe it shows that raw talent (talking for hours without stopping is a talent, right?) can make up for lack of radio experience, at least if you’ve got something to say. Moore’s popularity is remarkable not just because she’s a relative newbie on the radio dial. She also pushes listeners to the left in a state where the push to the right can sometime feel overwhelming. The votes might also surprise radio listeners because at the moment Moore is a little hard to find (She’s Saturday only, 5 to 7 p.m. on AM 700 KBYR).
Voters also expressed a surprising affinity for public radio, and while your number one pick for Best Radio Personality was unchanged from last year (as seen above), this year KFQD’s Dan Fagan didn’t make second place; a liberal did. Which shouldn’t surprise us, given our voters preference for one particular primary color over another (but then again, since our online voting system allowed you to “write in” your vote, the smart alec who submitted “purple” when asked “blue or red?” actually garnered more votes than “red” did).
Wow, thanks! Maybe I’ll be able to get more than 2 hours a week now! Senator Begich is still the favorite politician. Representative Les Gara is a favorite legislator. And the Great Alaska Bush Company is still the favorite strip club. Check out the categories. They should add favorite local blog as a catagory next year.
Thank you for your votes and for listening. Back to work, painting a RED state BLUE!