Mid-Michigan: September 2009 Archives

Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Sept. 9, 2009

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Michigan Radio and Wharton Center to present live broadcast of Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know?" on October 31

Michigan Radio and Wharton Center are bringing a live national broadcast of Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know?" to East Lansing's MSU Concert Auditorium on Saturday, October 31. Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know?" is a two-hour comedy/quiz/ interview show, currently broadcast on nearly 300 public radio stations across the United States. The program airs on Michigan Radio (91.7 FM Ann Arbor/Detroit, 104.1 FM West Michigan, 91.1 FM Flint) each Saturday at noon.

As part of the "Whad'Ya Know?" studio audience, guests can experience the spontaneity of a live radio show, see host Michael Feldman, announcer Jim Packard, and the Whad'Ya Know? band in person, and even have a chance to play the "Whad'Ya Know?" Quiz on the air. They can also look forward to a few local Michigan twists, and the audience is encouraged to dress in costume for this special Halloween show!

Regular features of the "Whad'Ya Know?" show include Michael Feldman's comic monologue, interviews with authors, musicians or other local "celebrities", and "Thanks for the Memos", in which Feldman reads actual, and quite humorous, company memos. A central part of the show is the Whad'Ya Know? Trivia Quiz, where a studio audience member and a caller are matched up with a chance to win prizes.

Tickets for the "Whad'Ya Know?"show are priced at $30 and $45 and go on sale this Friday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. through the Wharton Center box office (www.whartoncenter.com).

Most of what Michael Feldman has to say he expresses in a laconic monologue or short comic asides and dizzingly fast repartee with guests and show colleagues. The youngest of four brothers (two are physicians and one is an attorney), Michael credits his family with fine-tuning his sense of the world and his ability to express it briefly. He says his dad "always gave me the kind of insightful fatherly advice that took him years of experience and wisdom to learn, but often only a few seconds to tell me."

Feldman has authored several books including: the autobiographical "Whad'Ya Know?"; "Whad'Ya Knowledge"; "Thanks for the Memos", a compilation of actual memos sent in by his listeners; "Wisconsin Curiosities"; "Something I Said?: Innuendo and Out the Other"; "Glad You Asked" and "Whad'Ya Know? (A Bathroom Reader) ".

Note: Because this is a live national broadcast, all patrons must be in their seats no later than 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 31.

 

Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Sept. 30, 2009

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AllAccess.com:

Bobby Holiday Accepts PD Post At WDZZ: ALL ACCESS has learned that CUMULUS Urban AC WMXU/COLUMBUS-STARKVILLE, MS. PD/PM driver BOBBY HOLIDAY has accepted the PD position at CUMULUS sister station Urban AC WDZZ (Z-92.7)/FLINT, MI. HOLIDAY's career path includes stops in PHILADELPHIA and LOS ANGELES. No word yet on his replacement at WMXU. (Wed, 9/30)

 

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