Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-02-08

Samford will host the nationally-syndicated radio program "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!" on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The 7:30 p.m. performance will be in the Wright Center Concert Hall and is sponsored by Birmingham's local National Public Radio affiliate WBHM-FM.

The Birmingham show will air locally on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m. and will be re-broadcast on Sunday, March 2 at 5 p.m. on WBHM 90.3-FM. This will be the first Birmingham appearance for the show.

Tickets are $25, $40 and $50 and are available by calling (205) 975-ARTS or online at

The Chicago-based, hour-long quiz show is hosted by Peter Sagal, with announcer Carl Kasell, who also is heard regularly on NPR news programs. Scheduled panelists for the Birmingham show are humorist/author Roy Blount Jr., comedian Paula Poundstone and Boston Globe columnist Charlie Pierce, according to WBHM general manager Mike Morgan.

"WBHM is pleased to partner with Samford University to bring NPR's highly popular radio show ´Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!' to Birmingham" said Morgan. "We greatly thank Samford for helping us make this show happen, and we sure hope to see you there."

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.