Dana + A few of his favorite coworkers at GoFest ’17. Photo by Darin Kamnetz

Every Friday on GoMN.com Dana Wessel answers your questions. Music, sports, pop culture, whatever you want. Have a question? You can tweet them to @DanaWessel or email him at Dana@GoMN.com.

Q: Who is your favorite person to work with [at Go 96.3]? – Mags

This is going to sound like a total cop-out answer, but I love everyone. It is impossible to pick. We have the coolest people at Go 96.3 and I consider myself very thankful that somehow in this crazy universe we all ended up here together at the same time. I am not just talking about the air-staff, either.

You guys all listen to Ben, Giselle, Reed, Jordan, Linnea, and Zach, but I wanna highlight a couple behind-the-scenes people that you might not know.

You know all those dope graphics, artwork, billboards, magazine ads you see for Go Radio? That is all done by the one and only Kush Picasso. One of the things that makes our station so cool is because we have #ArtByKush. We can give him a moments notice that we need a collage with Harambe, buffalo wings, a Heggies Pizza and our faces. He will put together something magical within minutes.

Videos are another big thing of what we do here at Go and they are all made by my guy Zeke. The guy produces, shoots, and edits every video you see on our website and kills it. He is always juggling multiple projects by us high maintenance hosts and makes video magic every single time. Plus, he stars in his own video series called #SexyEating.


Last, but not least, is the maestro Troy who makes our stations sound so damn good. You know all those custom song intros, promos, and imaging that are on our station? That is all mixed masterfully by Troy. Anything you hear come through the speakers that isn’t us talking or a song is done by Troy. The guy is a wizard with audio production and one of the nicest dudes ever.

So there you go. Me and the rest of the on-air people have the easy jobs. Those three behind the scenes are the real superstars of Go Radio. We’d be nowhere without them.

Q: Were you serious about liking Cobra Kai or were you joking? I can never tell with you. Still debating if I want to watch. – Mikey

I…..LOVED COBRA KAI!!!! For those of you who don’t know, Cobra Kai is the new YouTube Red series that is a continuation of the original Karate Kid. It follows Daniel and Johnny 34-years after the events of the original film and the impact the All-Valley Karate Tournament had on their lives.

Just like a lot of people my age, I grew up loving Karate Kid. I even dug the sequels and the remake. I was a bit nervous to start Cobra Kai, but after the first episode I just wanted to curl up in a blanket with that show and snuggle it forever.

I binged all 10 episodes in almost one sitting. It is really well done and worth a watch if you have fond memories of the original Karate Kid. It does get a bit cheesy at times, sure, but that’s what made the original so great. Also, it is obvious from the performances from Ralph Macchio and William Zabka that this is a project and characters they truly care about. There is no wink-wink “isn’t it hilarious we are actually doing this?!” to it all.

Don’t worry if you are hesitant because it is on YouTube Red. They have a 30-day trial. I finished the series with 29 days to spare in the trial and cancelled it. No need to add yet another monthly streaming service bill to your bankroll. Until Cobra Kai season two…

Q: None of my friends can make it to GoFest ’18 so I am going by myself, will you be my friend there? – Nick

Dude, of course. I tell this to people all the time. By coming to any of our events, shows, Trust Buses, whatever, you are automatically part of the #GoFam and friends with everyone. I can’t tell you how many friendships have been formed at Go events. Never feel like you are showing up to a Go event “by yourself.” You are heading to one of our events to meet up with the rest of the #GoFam.

So never, ever feel weird or dumb about showing up solo. Hell, I will come meet you at the door to walk in with you and introduce you to everyone if you want. I am serious. That goes for anyone. Just hit me up. See you at GoFest 18 at Cabooze Outdoor Plaza in June!

Q: In my 35 years on earth I have learned a few things. One thing is that while chit chat the urinal is fine, you by no means are allowed to talk to someone else in the stall next to you. A guy I work with somehow hasn’t learned that lesson. He will talk work or whatever else to whoever is in the stall next to him. How do I handle this? – Peter

Plant enough drugs in his desk that the Feds would consider it intent to distribute and call the cops. Duh. Stall-talk is just a non-starter.

Does this guy even know who he is talking to or does he just chat up strangers? I am not sure what would be worse. Is he playing that game where he recognizes a person’s shoes? I sometimes get weirded out when people are talking on their phones on the toilet but I’d much rather have that than have Frank from sales chat me up while our pants at our ankles. There is something fishy with this guy. Start using a different bathroom than him.

Q: Is there a term for the nervous feeling you get when you are showing your significant other a movie or TV show you love and you want them to love it as much as you do? – David

There definitely should be a term because that is a very real thing. The first time I told my wife Heather I loved her was after we watched King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters together and she thought it was incredible. It was such a sense of relief.

It is pretty deflating when you are watching something you love with someone you love and they are checking their phone or not paying attention. As a man obsessed with Fast and Furious and Nic Cage flicks, I know this feeling pretty well. That is part of the reason I love to solo movies. Nobody can be around to bother me or detract from my enjoyment. Yeah, I am weird. I know.

I can’t think of any better term for it right now so we will call it ‘entertainment-induced relationship anxiety disorder.’

That’ll do it for this week! Let’s all raise a tall glass of orange juice and toast to the weekend! Everybody get out there live your best life this weekend. More next Friday.

Keep your questions coming to @DanaWessel on Twitter, or email them toDana@GoMN.com

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