In the Loop

What you think of us.

Posted at 2:56 PM on April 23, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (5 Comments)

Put into visual form.

Our associate (what a dumb word, but I'm using it) Anna has been analyzing the results of the "word association" question in our recent listener survey, and popped them into a Wordle. (Click to pop up a full-size version.)


Few things come to mind:

* Interesting that a misspelling of my last name is fairly large, but the correct spelling does not appear. Hmmmm. Maybe I should just go with that.

* I know all about The Loop in Chicago, but really -- is it that overwhelming of a cultural reference? Or do we just have way more listeners in Chicago than I was aware of?

* We like how "something" crops up right in the middle. We are indeed "something."

* I think my latest glance at the Wordle has given us our new slogan: "Fun Chicago Great Show Funny Community."

* By and large, these are a lot of encouraging words. If we can get "funny," "smart," "entertaining" and "informative" all in there in fairly large type, we seem to be on to something.

* "Car." Car?

Comments (5)

my favorite "new slogans" for our show, derived by taking three random words from the Woordle:

"Great car perspective"

"Jeff Know Topics"

"Quirky floor forum"

"Actually funny program"

"really informed something"

Posted by Sanden Totten | April 23, 2009 3:08 PM

How about

"Local Sanden news"


Posted by Richie | April 23, 2009 3:29 PM

Please refer to me as what I accurately am to you guys! (Your bff.)

Posted by Anna | April 23, 2009 3:45 PM

Would regular show-listeners/one time show-goers know this mysterious "associate" Anna?

Posted by Robert Fischer | April 23, 2009 4:27 PM

Comrade Anna is a newish addition to our team. She works for Public Insight Journalism and occasionally makes awesome videos about nun's brains.

Posted by Sanden Totten | April 24, 2009 12:27 PM

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