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University of Iowa News Release

May 24, 2006

'Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?' Broadcast From Hancher Auditorium June 3

On Saturday, June 3, Michael Feldman brings his wildly popular public radio program, "Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?" to Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa for a live national broadcast at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are on sale now from the Hancher Box Office at 1-800-HANCHER.

WSUI/KSUI, the University of Iowa's public radio stations, are a local sponsor of this live broadcast. "Whad'Ya Know?" is broadcast each Saturday at 10 a.m. on WSUI.   

Musical guest for the Iowa City broadcast will be singer/songwriter Greg Brown, an Iowa City musical fixture for decades and a Grammy Award nominee. Several other guests from the UI and Iowa City community will be interviewed on the show.

During each show Feldman employs his off-the-cuff style to interview guests and chat with audience members. Regular elements of every program include a "Whad'Ya Know?" quiz in each hour, Feldman's foray into the live studio audience to chat with fans, jazz with John Thulin and the "Whad'Ya Know?" Trio, "All The News That Isn't," and banter with sidekick Jim Packard.

During the hourly Quiz, Feldman invites callers and audience members to test their knowledge from five categories drawn from Feldman's seemingly limitless store of insignificant (but also somehow, important) information.

Each week "Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know?" airs on 300 Public Radio International stations reaching 1.4 million listeners across the United States. WSUI 910 AM began airing the program in 1988 and its popularity has never ceased. "Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?" is produced by Wisconsin Public Radio.

Tickets for the Iowa City show range from $27-$37. The "Whad'Ya Know?" Hancher performance benefits WSUI/KSUI Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu; Program: Nancy Hagen, WSUI/KSUI, 319-335-5730

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For more information on "Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?" or to schedule an interview, contact Judith Heise Kovalic at 608-263-9525 or kovalic@wpr.org.
www.wsui.uiowa.edu
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