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among men, who now make up 40 percent of the audience. It also has earned Sturgeon the recognition of her peers. In October, the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association hon– ored Sturgeon with the 2003 Achievement in Radio Award for Best Talk Show Host. "Dana is very sincere and has a passion to see people's lives change for the better," says Gloria Deloney, Sturgeon's pro– ducer. " I think that the media and

Sen. Elizabeth Dole, whom she inter– viewed on the eve of the 1996 presidential election. "My focus is to encourage women to get real and not to pretend that we have it all together," says Sturgeon, who says women often face unrea– sonable expectations of physical and emotional perfection. The show, aimed primarily at women between the ages of 25 and 45, has developed a following

D ana Sturgeon '92 has come a long way since her college days, when she used to organize her class schedule around "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Now an award– winning media host in her own right, Stu rgeon brings to talk radio a fresh female perspective and a focus on the problems of everyday life.

On "The Dana Sturgeon Show;' a women's issues and hot topics forum broadcast weekday afternoons on San Diego's KPRZ

121 0AM, Sturgeon adds a Christian dimension to the

issues she says are most impor– tant to women - marriage, fam– ily, adoption and sex. Her guests have included James Dobson of "Focus on the Family" and



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