Live Wire! Radio

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Live Wire artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and original comedy from all types of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait... Don't Tell MeCBS Sunday Morning), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and reaches over 300,000 listeners via 150 public radio stations across the country (including WAMU in DC, KUOW in Seattle, KJZZ in Phoenix, Minnesota Public Radio, and more).

Past guests include writers and authors such as George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, Hanif Abdurraqib, Lindy West, Chuck Klosterman, Salman Rushdie, and Gary Shteyngart; performers and comedians John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Ian Black, Jackie Kashian, Naomi Ekperigin, Ian Karmel, Phoebe Robinson, Andy Kindler, and Reggie Watts; and film directors Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes, Lynn Shelton, and Chapman & Maclain Way (Wild Wild Country). Past musical guests include Helio Sequence, The Dandy Warhols, Meklit, Laura Gibson, Open Mike Eagle, Pink Martini, Jonathan Coulton, and Bilal, to name a few.

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Fundraising Materials for Live Wire

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Live Wire artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and original comedy from all types of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts. NOTE: This program is available to PRX affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.

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From the comfort of their own homes, this six-week series features Live Wire Radio host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello chatting with guest about their current projects, while also addressing how they are responding to and engaging with the current social climate.


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Caption: Dan Savage and Storm Large, Credit: Anthony Pidgeon for Live Wire! Radio
Live Wire celebrates its 5th anniversary with author/sex columnist/Stephen Colbert's National Spokes-Gay, Chanteuse Storm Large and musical guests ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 27, 2009
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Live Wire! Band Leader Ralph Huntley, Credit: Anthony Pidgeon for Live Wire! Radio
This weeks guests include Jon Raymond, writer of acclaimed film Wendy and Lucy, Author and Columnist Peter Ames Carlin on the virtues and demonic ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Feb 20, 2009
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Coraline Director Henry Selick, Credit: Anthony Pidgeon for Live Wire!
A live radio variety show out of Portland, Oregon featuring Henry Selick ("Nightmare Before Christmas," "Coraline"), Blue Giant and essayist Stacy ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jan 15, 2009
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas Lauderdale and Ari Shapiro, Credit: Anthony Pidgeon for Live Wire!
Live Wire is a radio variety show that tapes in Portland, OR and features a rich mix of interesting interview guest, stellar musical guest and orig...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jan 10, 2009
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, Credit: Anthony Pidgeon for Live Wire!
Live Wire! is a radio variety show recorded live in front of an audience at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. The show features original ske...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2009
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Caption: John Roderick, Jonathan Coulton and John Hodgman, Credit: Anthony Pidgeon for Live Wire!
Live Wire's annual star-studded show celebrating Portland's Wordstock Literary Festival

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:58:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Why give to public radio? Live Wire Radio offers a reason you may not have heard yet.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2007
  • Length: 01:08
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Piece created for Oregon Public Broadcasting regarding why the president of the Fiona Richie fan club might give to public radio.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2007
  • Length: 02:54
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Commercial parody for people who are too busy for books on tape - from Live Wire!, a live radio variety show.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2007
  • Length: 04:01
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Personal essay by Courtenay Hameister, host of Live Wire Radio, featuring lots 'o' humiliating moments.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KFAI, WNIN, and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Jun 04, 2007
  • Length: 07:54
  • Purchases: 4