'WHAD'YA KNOW?' LIVE AT THE CANTON PALACE SEPTEMBER 15
TICKETS ON SALE FOR MICHAEL FELDMAN'S PUBLIC RADIO FAVORITE JUNE 18
Tuesday June 12, 2007
For immediate release
Contact: Robert J. Burford,
Public Relations Director
WKSU presents a live broadcast of public radio favorite "Whad'Ya Know?" at the Canton Palace Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Host Michael Feldman, Announcer Jim Packard, Music Director John Thulin and the "Whad'Ya Know?" band bring the big show to Canton for the first time after successful live shows in Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown. Tickets for "Whad'Ya Know?" live in Canton are $35 and go on sale on Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m. through the Canton Palace Theatre, by phone at (330) 454-8172, or online at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.
"Whad'Ya Know?," a weekly comedy quiz show from Public Radio International, combines light-hearted interviews with a listener quiz and jazz from John Thulin and company. Feldman also offers "All the News That Isn't," actual stories from the week's news that range from the quirky and odd to the completely unbelievable. For the program's live broadcast in Canton, Feldman will focus on guests and news from the area.
Feldman is a self-described "20-year overnight sensation" in the world of public radio. He made his radio debut in 1965 when his winning entry in an essay contest earned him an appearance on a program in Milwaukee. After teaching high school English and driving a cab, Feldman became a volunteer DJ and eventually produced his own program. "The Breakfast Special" sparked a move to Wisconsin Public Radio in 1985 and the launch of "Whad'Ya Know?" He is the author or co-author of six books, including his recent autobiography "Something I Said?" and "Glad You Asked," written with the staff at Encyclopedia Britannica.
Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know?" is produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed nationally by Public Radio International. The two-hour program is heard each Saturday throughout Northeast Ohio on WKSU beginning at 11 a.m.
The Canton Palace Theatre had its grand opening on Market Avenue South on Nov. 22, 1926. The John Eberson-designed movie palace is an "atmospheric" theatre meant to re-create a Spanish courtyard on a midsummer night with clouds that travel across the building's "sky." The Canton Palace's mighty Kilgen pipe organ is one of the few left in the U.S. and the only one still in its original home. After falling on hard times in the '70s, the theatre was closed on its 50th anniversary in 1976 but later rescued by a group led by the City of Canton and the Canton Jaycees. It reopened in 1980 and now hosts a variety of programming, including films and live performances, a renovated space that boasts Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover-New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, and W298BA 107.5 in Boardman. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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