American Public Media Cancels 'Wits' Radio Show, Puts Podcast And Live Shows On Hiatus
July 27, 2015 at 11:35 AM (PT)
JOHN MOE's comedy radio show "WITS" has been canceled by AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA and the show's podcast and live events have been put on hiatus. In a release TODAY (7/27), APM said, "We are going to take some time and consider how a revised version of the WITS stage show might look and sound, and we are delighted that the WITS team of JOHN MOE, LARISSA ANDERSON and PETER CLOWNEY are all staying on to help us do just that, while also continuing the great work they’re doing in the podcasting space."
In a letter to fans ("Witizens"), MOE wrote, "You haven't heard the last of us or of WITS. We’re going to take all we've created and developed and loved and learned and we're going to look at what a WITS 2.0 might become, in the digital world, eventually on stage, and who knows where else. Our hope is to evolve a version of the show that contains all the fun, passion and creativity you love, but at a cost and pace we can sustain better than before. The landscape of media is changing fast and those in it need to be flexible and nimble."
MOE added that he and ANDERSON and their staff "will be able to focus our time and energy on bringing more great programming to the INFINITE GUEST podcast network. Our new project CONVERSATION PARADE is just one, really fun example."