NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! comes to Los Angeles
89.3 KPCC Announces Two Shows with Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell and Celebrity Guests
Los Angeles (July 30, 2009) – 89.3 KPCC-FM is proud to welcome a special live performance of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s weekly hour-long news quiz program, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Thursday, November 5 and Friday November 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM.
The show is hosted by playwright and actor Peter Sagal, with official scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a panel of the nation’s foremost pundits, including Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts and Mo Rocca. Together, they will play this irreverent and oddly informative radio news quiz show, which is broadcast in 50 states on 440 public radio stations with a weekly listenership of 2.5 million. Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me won a 2008 Peabody Award and the podcast consistently ranks in the iTunes Today’s Top Podcasts list.
Each show features eight quizzes based on current events from the news. Four of the games include listeners who call in to win the most coveted prize in public radio – veteran NPR newsman Carl Kasell recording the greeting on their home answering machine.
Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me is broadcast on 89.3 KPCC on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM. The show from Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Nov 5th will be broadcast nationwide the weekend of November 7.
NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 27.5 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Each NPR Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. With original online content and audio streaming, NPR.org offers hourly newscasts, special features and ten years of archived audio and information.
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. Reaching more than a 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region. Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.scpr.org.
Source: May 2009 Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc.
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Tickets available through Ticketmaster and the Pasadena Civic Auditorium box office. To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Pasadena Civic Auditorium box office hours are Mon – Fri, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.