A fan of the show emailed me the other day and asked if I was the only one in the country that fits that description: Mormon. Female and a Fox News Radio Affiliate Talk Show Host. Yes. I am.
Well, I said, it’s…lonely. Really lonely. LOL. And it’s actually, really great.
I guess in the world of conservative talk show hosts, there is definitely a sea of men occupying the seat that scoots up to the microphone. Woman are relatively more rare. Even more rare are Mormons behind the mic. There are maybe a handful out there. But a female and a Mormon? I give credit to the decision makers on high in radio land for letting me do this every day. It’s amazing.
I’ve always looked at this as an opportunity. An opportunity to just let people what a female Mormon conservative thinks about everything- politics, life, human issues, relationships, raising kids, being a good wife- everything! I welcome other view points and defend my own. I was raised in California, so I have had the pleasure of knowing all walks of life and people from every religion. It gives me an awesome perspective.
I talk about my life all the time on the radio. Lets be real. It’s 3 hours a day- of course, I am going to share my life with the listeners. I have to draw from the “well”, so to speak, and my “well” happens to be living the life of a wife, a mother, a conservative and a Mormon. I don’t shy away from being opinionated on any of those qualities.I have three kids and share stories about them weekly. I share things about my marriage and my views on men’s roles and women’s roles in that relationship.
They are part of my experience as a human being and have made me a better person. Being Mormon, being a wife, being a conservative (the real kind of conservative, not the wanna be conservative) have all been part of my experience. So I share who I am and what I believe in when it matters.
When Mormon topics come up, and they do living in the great State of Utah, I say it how I see it. When the women were protesting the Priesthood Conference session of the Churches bi-annual conference by trying to storm the session so that women would be in attendance, I ranted about how ridiculous these women were. I mocked their inability to understand the basics of the gospel or basic Mormon beliefs. Wearing a pair of pants does not a woman make. Demanding a woman be present at an all male conference, does not a woman make. I was vocal and I do not regret it. It really is how I feel.
If I was Catholic, and the news involved Catholicism, I wouldn’t shy away from commenting on it. I do not as a Mormon either. Mormon values have influenced my life. I tend to think that has happened in a good and positive way. So it comes up, I will share what I think. But not everything revolves around my beliefs. Sometimes, I am commenting as a woman, a mom or a conservative. The Kate Dalley Show isn’t a tool for Mormonism, it’s just part of who I am and I just happen to host my own show on a Fox News affiliate station. And it’s incredibly fun!
This article was written by kate