PRI To Distribute 'Live Wire!'
April 1, 2014 at 3:55 AM (PT)
PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL will distribute "LIVE WIRE!," the PORTLAND-based weekly live variety show hosted by LUKE BURBANK, beginning JULY 1st. The show debuted in MARCH 2004 via OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING and BURBANK, the host of the "TOO BEAUTIFUL TO LIVE" podcast and former BONNEVILLE Talk KIRO-F/SEATTLE host, took over "LIVE WIRE!" hosting duties in SEPTEMBER 2013.
PRI Chief Content Officer MELINDA WARD said, “PRI understands that people are inspired by all types of experiences: intellectual, artistic, serious and humorous. LIVE WIRE! brings those experiences to audiences in ways that are relevant and energetic. We are delighted to be working with them.
BURBANK said, “PORTLAND has so much wisdom to share with the rest of the country: Can a baby pull off an ironic mustache? What's the best flannel to wear in the rain? Why is that bicyclist so mad? And now, thanks to our partnership with PRI, we finally can. By the way, it's ‘yes,’ ‘none,’ and ‘because, earth-killer’.”
Co-Creator-Executive Producer ROBYN TENENBAUM added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with PRI. When we started this show 10 years ago our goal was to be heard by ears across the country and around the world. Our loyal PORTLAND audiences have been extremely supportive and have helped us grow. We currently air in some wonderful markets outside of OREGON including SEATTLE, AUSTIN, INDIANAPOLIS, PITTSBURGH, CLEVELAND, and we look forward to working with PRI to reach our true goal of World Domination.”