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Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is a weekly, one-hour long news panel radio show produced by WBEZ and National Public Radio (NPR) based in Chicago Illinois. As it works out, the show features panelists and contestants who get quizzed about the week’s happenings in a humorous way.

The show broadcasts via podcasts online and usually airs on weekends by the member stations under the NPR Worldwide network. It is reported Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! gets about six million listeners on-air and online per week.

The show is recorded every Thursday night in front of a live audience at the Chase Auditorium beneath the Chase Tower in Chicago. Though not all recordings are done at that particular station, as the producers tend to move it around across various cities around the U.S. They also do roadshows recordings, and in front of live audiences for promotional and station-related purposes.

The Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! show started airing in January 1998 and hosted by Dan Coffey from Ask Dr. Science show. In its earlier run, it was recorded in one of the Chicago Public Radio stations. Back then, there was no audience and at least one of the panelists was calling in from another location.

Currently, the show is hosted by Peter Sagal and produced by Miles Doombos and Ian Chillag. To grab your ticket to attend one of the live recordings for this show, head on to TicketsOnSale.com.

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