Friday, February 1, 2013


Lois Lewis is the Director of West Coast Promotion for Republic Nashville.  Before she got into records, she was a great jock in several markets in Arizona, including KNIX in Phoenix.  

She recently posted this on her Facebook page and she's got a great point.  Read on: 

If you have the privilege of being on the radio, say it correctly. If you don't know how to say it, ask.

A friend. A boss. Google. But, ASK.

In the past month, I've heard the following from a few of my favorite radio stations:

"Happy New Years!" (It's not A New Years. It's either New Year's Eve or New Year.) 

"ValentiMe's Day." (NO. WRONG.)

And for the grand finale: While I hope this jock was just being funny, but seriously doubt it... "It's a DOG-EAT-DOG world", not a "Doggy-Dog-World." Yes. I really heard that. And it wasn't on Animal Planet Radio. 

Sincerely, Lois (former Radio Personality & Grammar FREAK) Lewis

I thought of a one that annoys me when I hear it twice a year.  It's not "Daylight SavingS Time."  It's singular.  It's "Daylight Saving Time."

Do you have any you'd like to share? 


  1. I couldn't agree more with you and Lois! I grew up in a little town in Texas, Stephenville. We listened to the radio stations in Ft. Worth and Dallas, and many jocks (and TV personalities) would say "StephenSville". Take it from me, it is a real turn-off when you hear your hometown mispronounced. Take the time to learn how to pronounce the cities, towns, counties, etc. in your listening area. And by the way, its New Braunfels, Texas, not New BraunSfels.

  2. "For all intents and purposes" <--correct
    "For all intensive purposes" <--GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    "My husband's and my song" <--yes
    "Me and my husband's song" <--no
    "My husband's and I's song" <-- oh HELL NO