KSLZ, Phoenix Who Was Fonzie’s Girlfriend?

There are ways of doing political content without doing politics.  You just have to figure out how to insert pop culture into it.  Vice President Mike Pence was coming to town to do a few speeches and fundraise.  Mark and NeanderPaul, KSLX, Phoenix decided to test listeners’ knowledge by answering the phones (these were recorded) and asking if the caller knew the VP’s name.  No one did.  Then, to take things a step further, they asked callers a different set of questions – like “who was Fonzie’s girlfriend on Happy Days” (all things from our childhood we’ve held on to forever).  As you would guess, the listeners knocked every one of those questions out of the park.  They openly say on the show they do not do politics.  But here’s one way they did – by diverting the audience’s attention into pop culture to help create the humor.  Here are the two breaks where they did both.