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Monday, July 7th Radio Programming

26 Jun

 

PROGRAM PLAYLIST

Please note: there will be no program on Monday, June 30th!

 Join Diva Taunia every Monday for a lunchtime music concert series (NOON PST), featuring some of today’s up and coming musicians and songwriters. If you like what you hear, we encourage you to stop by their website or social media pages and let them know!  All links can be found on the blog at www.divatauniablog.com  and at http://www.backstagepassradio.com (just look for the blog entry with the correct concert date).  Our artists this week:

MONDAY, July 7th @ NOON, PST

1. 95% Harold with “I Remember The Beatles”
2. Queen City Heist with Tangerine Dream
3. Derrick Givens with “If You Can See”
4. Andy Sizemore “Feel It In The Air”
5. Sarantos with “Why”

Stay tune and bookmark this page: more music for this episode TBA!

Don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list HERE (we don’t spam – ever!)

Monday, June 9th Lunchtime Concert Series Playlist

3 Jun

PROGRAM PLAYLIST
  Join Diva Taunia every Monday for a lunchtime music concert series (NOON PST), featuring some of today’s up and coming musicians and songwriters. If you like what you hear, we encourage you to stop by their website or social media pages and let them know!  All links can be found on the blog at www.divatauniablog.com (just look for the blog entry with the correct concert date).  Our artists this week:

1. Lore City with “The Days”
2. Laughing Statues with “Strange Millie”
3. KluSlim with “jiveMind”
4. Blu Collar Glomeration with “Arkansas Ambush”
5. Tim Swift& Swift Country with “Honey I Ain’t Got the Money”

MORE NEW MUSIC TO BE ADDED SOON!

Don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list HERE (we don’t spam – ever!)

FAT ACCEPTANCE ON THE RADIO: NEED YOUR VOICE & THOUGHTS!

28 May

PLEASE NOTE NEW SHOW DATE & TIME:
Wednesday, July 2nd @ NOON, PST
LINK TO SHOW:
CLICK HERE TO BOOKMARK THIS SHOW!
CALL-IN #:
347-857-2052
LIVE CHAT:
opens 15 minutes before showtime
WANT TO BE A PANELIST?
Please email me at info@divataunia.com

Have ideas for talking points, questions, or discussion topics? Please email me or leave them in the comments section below.  Thanks!

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I recently read a very interesting article by Marianne Kirby on xoJane called, “I’VE ONLY GOT 1 THING TO SAY TO FOLKS WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND FAT ACCEPTANCE,” which was a response article to Carolyn Hall’s “6 THINGS I DON’T UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE FAT ACCEPTANCE MOVEMENT.”  The article has almost 600 comments – which are incredibly interesting, provocative and informative all at the same time.

As a former morbidly-obese woman (311+ lbs), I am incredibly sensitive to the bias and stigma against overweight people. However, I struggle with the terms and ideaologies that are core to the Fat Acceptance movement.

Today’s discussion will feature a panel of smart, intelligent folks from both sides of the table discussing the ideas and issues.  My aim is to keep the discussion respectful and moderated.  Interested in being on the panel?  Please email me at: info@divataunia.com.

Panelists:

Diva Taunia
Dagny Kight – author of Powerful Hunger
Stay tuned for more panelists!

5/26 BACKSTAGE PASS LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

20 May

MONDAY RADIO LOGO

MONDAY, MAY 26th @ NOON, PST
LISTEN LIVE – CLICK HERE!
www.backstagepassradio.com


We’re back in the swing of things!  Here is a full list of the new music and musicians and links to their websites and social media as part of our lunchtime concert series.  If you like what you hear, please be sure to stop by their websites and let them know!

1. Blu Collar Glomeration with “Jungle Book”  WEBSITE | VIDEO
2. Blu Collar Glomeration with “Housebroken” WEBSITE | VIDEO
3. Ally Del Monte with “Maybe”  WEBSITE
4 . Nacho Silvestre with “Reynolds”  WEBSITE
5.  Diva Taunia with “The Sweetest Sounds”  WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

 

 MORE ABOUT THE SHOW:

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AND AS ALWAYS, BOOKMARK THE SHOW!!
WWW.BACKSTAGEPASSRADIO.COM

Schedule:

Every Monday at NOON PST – Lunchtime Concert Series
First TUESDAY of every month at NOON:  The Dress Addict Series!
First WEDNESDAY of every month at NOON:  Weight Loss Surgery & Obesity Related Topics!

5/12/14 Backstage Pass Programming

25 Apr

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MONDAY, MAY 12th @ NOON, PST
LISTEN LIVE – CLICK HERE!
www.backstagepassradio.com


We’re back in the swing of things!  Here is a full list of the new music and musicians and links to their websites and social media as part of our lunchtime concert series.  If you like what you hear, please be sure to stop by their websites and let them know!

1. Blu Collar Glomeration with “Arkansas Ambush”  WEBSITE | VIDEO
2. Maryam Sadeghian with “Lay With Me”  FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE
3. The Hours with “Steady Glazed Eyes”  FACEBOOK  | WEBSITE
4. CitySpeak with “Rad Racer”  FACEBOOK
5. Marilyn Bloodsworth with “Pillars of My Heart”  WEBSITE
6.  Goldee Heart with “So Fine” FACEBOOK
8. Entha El  with “Free Yourself” 

 

MORE GREAT MUSIC TO COME!  Keep checking back for new songs being added to this show!

 

NO RADIO TONIGHT: AND HERE’S WHY

25 Sep

Hello Lovelies!

So I’ve been trying like heck to balance my new jobs and my wls work and radio program, but I’ve been failing miserably at it.  There’s just not enough hours in the day!

Producing a radio program is a LOT of work.  Without constant attention to detail, coordination, quality guests, products, and information – it’s pointless. I don’t want to get in the habit of doing a show “just to do it.”  I have more respect for my listeners than that, and I want to make sure that I respect people’s time and support.

It really requires such a tremendous amount of time and energy that I know right now, I cannot sustain it.  And therefore, I’m going to postpone doing any additional radio programs for just a bit.

The good news is that I’m still going to be doing LOTS of promotions and giveaways, so the blog is going to be much more active than usual.  I have some amazing companies running some great promotional giveaways here and on The Dress Addict, so I hope you’ll bookmark and come back often! :)

Lastly, I’m considering opening up The Backstage Pass Radio Program to become more of a “network.”  My plan is to come back on air in either November and December, but with an entirely different topic theme:   music, voice, singing, and music education.  I’ll also continue focusing on my love of fashion, so the new programming will be a combination of the two.

What I’d like to do is get some great new hosts to do their own regular weekly program on MY Backstage Pass Radio network.  That means TONS more new shows and content for listeners and the Backstage Pass Radio becomes a network of programming rather than one specific show.

If you think you have a great on-air personality and topic angle, please contact me and let me know you’d be interested in being a host on the network.  I’ll be happy to give you more information.

For now, my time and energy is being spent on my first love(s):  music and teaching music.   The new direction will be bringing a new blog, website, and lots of exciting new ideas.  I hope you’ll stick around for them!  And as always, thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support.  I’m very lucky to have such a great network of colleagues and friends.

Cheers,
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2013 WLS AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED TODAY!

25 Mar

WLS AWARDSTODAY – MONDAY, 3/25 @ 10:00am PST
www.backstagepassradio.com

Live chat opens at 9:45am PST.  Come find out who the community nominated!

SAME DAY, NEW TIME! 9pm EST

21 Jun

Recently, I’ve signed on as Voice & Piano Faculty at The Real School of Music.  I’m absolutely loving my new job, and lucky to be able to do what I love!  It does present a scheduling issue for me as I teach pretty close to air time, so I’ve decided to push back the show another hour (to make sure I can get home for air time) and start the program at 9:00pm EST.  The show will still air on Monday nights, just at a slightly later hour.

Please be sure to bookmark the URL at www.backstagepassradio.com and make note of the new time:  9:00pm EST.   Thanks for all of your continued support!

GUEST CO-HOST TONIGHT! Amy Pederson from Slimpressions

11 Jun

I am super-excited to be joined by the lovely Amy Pederson from Slimpressions.com tonight.  She’ll be co-hosting with me tonight and we’ll be discussing the importance of a healthy self-image and self-esteem.  Amy will be talking about her new “challenge” at Slimpressions:

The Slimpressions Positive Self Talk Challenge starts now!

And even better?  She’ll be doing a caller-giveaway for one of their Tanks-A-Lot pieces!

Tonight’s program info:

Backstage Pass Radio Program
8:00pm EST
www.backstagepassradio.com
Call-in # :  347-857-2052
Live-chat opens at 7:45pm EST
(scroll to the bottom of the show page to login in and chat)

We welcome and encourage you to call-in and participate in this discussion.  Thanks for tuning in and listening!

FRIDAY FIVE!

30 Mar

My Friday Five series usually focuses on positive topics, ideas, and people, but sometimes something so unbelievable comes my way that I have to bring it to light.  This week’s Friday Five includes one of the most disturbing and blatant examples of weight bias (and racism) that I’ve ever seen.  Please remember:  you have a voice and can be an advocate for change.  With that, today’s Friday Five:

#1

Citizens Medical Center:  Weight Discrimination

In my inbox today was a story about Citizens Medical Center’s no-hiring policy for the obese.  Ironically enough, this was featured in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, who you may remember featured an extremely insulting “comedy” article about XXL patients (written by Dr. John Kelly, who later apologized for his lack of judgement and sensitivity in the article, although the magazine never apologized for publishing it).   I am appalled by what I read.

The CEO has instituted a no-hiring policy for the obese because, as reported in the magazine:

The majority of our patients are over 65, and they have expectations that cannot be ignored in terms of personal appearance,” David Brown, head of Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas, told the Texas Tribune. “We have the ability as an employer to have a policy that says what’s best for our business and for our patients.

Mr. Brown claims overweight workers are absent from work more often than their slim colleagues, although the hospital’s decision to pass on obese applicants isn’t based on health insurance premiums. The hiring policy, notes the report, points to physical appearance and the desire to promote overall health to patients as the hospital’s basis for omitting overweight applicants from consideration.”

The Rudd Center also reports:

“Turning down qualified job applicants because of their body weight is blatant discrimination, and prevents these applicants from making meaningful contributions to their community as competent health care professionals,”  says Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Rudd Center Director of Research and Weight Stigma Initiatives. “The body weight of health professionals, like the general population, varies considerably. A health professional’s body weight is irrelevant in his or her ability to provide appropriate, sensitive, and evidence-based health care to patients.”

If you have been considering using your voice to end weight bias and discrimination, please join the cause now.  This is not an isolated incident of weight bias and discrimination – it happens all the time.   Need to start somewhere?  Consider joining the Obesity Action Coalition and go to their GET INVOLVED page to find out how you can help.

 #2

TheTurtleRiot – New YouTuber!

WLS video blog, #2 pre op

#3

H20 HOME – Yes, please!

From RealityPod:

An American Company builds these underground homes on Request. It’s like an underground Submarine made of Glass! Would you want a home like this?

I love anything in, on, or around the water.  I’d live in one of these in a hot underwater second!

#4  

Mega Millions Jackpot:  $640 Million
The Washington Post reports that I have a better chance of dying by bee sting than winning the $640 Million Jackpot.  I’m still buying a ticket – and staying away from bees.

#5

Introducing my new sponsor:  Wellesse Bariatric Liquids!

If you are a pre-op or baby post-op, you definitely should check out Wellesse Liquid Bariatric Solutions.  I am pretty selective about my sponsors, and I only showcase and feature products that I really like and stand behind.  I had never tried these (I’m four years post-op and don’t have to worry about pills, etc), so they sent me out all of the products to try and I have to tell you:  I LOVE them.  I think they taste great and are PERFECT for little pouches that need their vitamins and supplements.  I also want to buy a Snoopy Snow Cone machine just so I can make slushies with these, because I’m pretty sure they’d be AWESOME. I’ll be doing a giveaway on the radio show soon, so keep an eye on the Backstage Pass Radio Program page, and also check then out at www.wellesse.com!

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