Press Release Theatre, Vol. 4 (The Drew Carey Edition)

It’s not often we get two press releases within a day about the same person, with wholly unrelated topics behind them…but that’s what’s happened with Cleveland native Drew Carey (“The Price is Right”, “The Drew Carey Show”).

As per usual, Friend of OMW Ann VerWiebe, marketing and public relations guru for Kent State University’s WKSU/89.7-and-its-many-simulcasters, goes first…with help from Cleveland’s Ideastream (WCPN/90.3)…

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Drew Carey on Stage for Live Presentation of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! in Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare on June 28

Cleveland favorite son Drew Carey will return home as the “Not My Job” guest during the live presentation of NPR’s Peabody Award-winning Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! this Thursday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the State Theatre at Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare. “Not My Job” is a popular segment on the comedy news quiz and offers a celebrity guest three multiple choice questions on a topic outside of their chosen field. If Carey answers two out of three questions correctly, a listener wins the prize of having Official Judge and Scorekeeper Carl Kasell record a message for his or her answering machine or cell phone. Other top WWDTM games include “Who’s Carl This Time?,” “The Limerick Challenge,” and the final panelist lightening round.

Carey is no stranger to WWDTM. After successfully playing “Not My Job” in 2008, he appeared as a panelist later that year. His busy schedule, which includes his current duties hosting The Price is Right, kept him from becoming a panel regular. Carey was a student at Kent State University in the late 1970s.

Along with Carey and Kasell, host Peter Sagal and panelists Mo Rocca, Kyrie O’Connor and Alonzo Bodden will challenge the audience with a slightly twisted take on the week’s news. Although the program is broadcast as an hour show, the taping expands the time available for observations that might be too broad for public radio – or random, funny sidetracks that entertain the live audience. Thursday’s show will be edited for airing the following weekend. WKSU airs the program Saturdays at 11 a.m., and it is heard on 90.3 WCPN at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are now on sale through the PlayhouseSquare box office – (216) 241-6000 or (866) 546-1353 or online at www.playhousesquare.org . The live show in Cleveland is co-hosted by 89.7 WKSU and 90.3 WCPN ideastream.

Now in its 14th season, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! uses headline stories from across the country and around the world as the fodder for questions for an hour of laughter. At home listeners compete as well – anxious to earn the coveted prize of Kasell’s voice on their home answering machine or voicemail. Special treats and games keep the theatre audience laughing as well.

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is a co-production of NPR and WBEZ-Chicago. With a weekly national audience of 3.2 million people, the show ranks second to only Car Talk on a list of NPR’s most highly rated weekend programming. This is the second time Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! will be live in Northeast Ohio. WKSU presented the program at the Akron Civic Theatre in 2003.

ideastream is a public service, multiple-media organization with a mission to strengthen our communities by providing distinctive, thought-provoking programs and services that enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.

WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on 89.3 WKRW in Wooster, 91.5 WKRJ in New Philadelphia, 89.1 WKSV in Thompson, 90.7 WNRK in Norwalk and 95.7 W239AZ in Ashland. The station broadcasts four HD Radio channels: WKSU-1, WKSU-2 Folk Alley, WKSU-3 The Classical Channel and WKSU-4 The News Channel. The WKSU website is www.wksu.org.

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19 Action News Has a New Voice

Drew Carey Comes Home to Cleveland as Voice of 19 Action News

CLEVELAND, OH June 27, 2012- Starting today 19 Action News adds Drew Carey’s voice to all of its newscasts. Carey will now be the signature voice of the “EVERYWHERE” news segment that features short community stories from local towns and cities. The “EVERYWHERE” news segment has been a staple of 19 ACTION NEWS since 2003. Several voices, including a whisper, have been through the years. Most recently the voiceover was provided by Kathy Applegate, wife of WOIO General Manager Bill Applegate.

About Drew Carey

Carey, 54, is a Cleveland native who is the host of the CBS hit game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, which airs weekdays at 11am on WOIO-TV 19. He is also well known for his sitcom THE DREW CAREY SHOW which aired from 1995 to 2004, and the host of the primetime game show WHO’S LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, from 1998 to 2006.

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One Response to Press Release Theatre, Vol. 4 (The Drew Carey Edition)

  1. Kate Grayson says:

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