January 27, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Comedy Featured on Spectrum West January 29
Comedian Kent Rader, performing in the Menominee High School auditorium, will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, January 29 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also include a conversation about the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a preview of a regional jazz group, and a look at a local theater production.
Host Al Ross will talk with Rader about his career which went from accounting to comedy. We will also sample some of his clean stand-up comedy routines to be featured at the Red Cedar Youth State fundraiser at Menomonie High School on Friday, February 13th.
Adam Horowitz will also be part of the show. In a one- on-one conversation with Ross, Horowitz will define the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a gathering of people across America resolved to focus on creativity.
Jayson Collins, leader of the Jayson Collins Septet, a high energy jazz combo composed of talented regional musicians, will return to Spectrum West to preview the group’s upcoming appearance at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menominee.
Special correspondent Jim Oliver welcomes back Wayne Marek for a look at the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre production of Sleeping Beauty, running February 5-8 at the State Theatre of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.
Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.
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