Via THS vice-president Michael Hauser of Detroit.
Readerboard fans of National Public Radio’s “Wait, Wait….Don’t Tell Me!” may want to listen to the Saturday January 21st broadcast, which was recorded at
Detroit’s Fabulous Fox Theatre last evening (Thursday January 19th).
A throng of almost 5,000 fans filled the “temple of amusement” on
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It was deja vu somewhat, as the Fox Theatre hosted radio shows on a
regular basis from the 1920s through the 1940s…..from local radio
stations to the traveling “Truth or Consequences” quiz show, which was
on radio prior to debuting on network television in the 1950s. The Fox has twice hosted Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show, also on NPR.
This was the first visit to Detroit for this popular NPR
program hosted by Peter Sagal and usually produced in Chicago by NPR outlet WBEZ at the Chase Bank Auditorium, a 300 seat venue in the basement of the 1960s office tower originally called the First National Bank building.