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WSIU to Present Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know Live at Shryock Auditorium on March 26

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Contacts: Jeff Williams, General Manager/News & Public Affairs Director, WSIU Radio, (618) 453-6170,; Laura Cobin, Donor Communications Coordinator, (618) 453-4287,; Susan Patrick, Customer Service Representative, (618) 453-6184,

Carbondale, Ill. – WSIU Public Radio, a public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), will present a live broadcast of Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? on Saturday, March 26 at 9:30am at Shryock Auditorium, located at 1050 S. Normal Avenue on the SIU campus in Carbondale. Produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International, the weekly, comedy quiz show airs on WSIU Radio on Saturdays from 10am-noon.

Host Michael Feldman will lead the live March 26th taping of the show, along with cast and crew members Jim Packard, Lyle Anderson, John Thulin, Jeff Hamman, Clyde Stubblefield, Todd Witter, Tom Blain, Aubrey Ralph, Brad Kolbert, and Michele Gerard Good.

Tickets are available for purchase at, a service of SIU Event Services. Prices are $50 for seating in the Director's Circle, $40 for Orchestra seating, $32 for Side/Rear Orchestra/Lower Balcony seating, and $26 for Upper Balcony seating.

“WSIU is honored to host the return of Michael Feldman and Whad'Ya Know to Southern Illinois,” said Jeff Williams, General Manager and News & Public Affairs Director of WSIU Public Radio, “This is the show's second visit to Carbondale and to Shryock Auditorium, having hosted a live performance here in 1998. Whad'Ya Know is a long time favorite with our listeners, and I couldn't be more excited about the show's return. It's a wonderful opportunity for people to see and participate in live radio at its best!”

In keeping with the Whad'Ya Know? road show tradition, the live show will take on a local flair, featuring Feldman's take on “All The Southern Illinois News That Isn't,” along with Feldman's interviews of Southern Illinoisans and special guests, performances by local musicians, and more.

Host Michael 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 radio program in Milwaukee. After working as a high school English teacher for eight years, he drove a cab and became a volunteer DJ on Madison's WORT-FM, hosting Thanks for Calling and later producing his own show, The Breakfast Special.

Feldman moved to Wisconsin Public Radio in 1985 and began Whad'Ya Know?, which immediately attracted both critical acclaim and a loyal coast-to-coast audience. Subsequently, he wrote three "highly praised and widely ignored" books: the autobiographical Whad'Ya Know?, published in 1991; Whad'Ya Knowledge?, published in 1993; Thanks for the Memos in 1995, a compilation of actual memos sent in by his listeners; and most recently Glad You Asked. He has also released six compact discs, in cooperation with Nimbus Records, titled Whad'Ya Know? About the Classics.

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