A rather funny and quite frankly wierd game show that comes on Saturdays right after Car Talk
on National Public Radio
. It is hosted by Michael Feldman
. The prizes are usually quite useless or trivial, such as a gift certificate to some diner on a roadside in Bagboro, Montana, or a particularly large package of Boca burgers
The History of the show is such: Michael Feldman was born the son of David and Geraldine Feldman in Milwaukee, WI
. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin
in 1970 with a degree in English
. He went on to become a schoolteacher in Madison, WI
but in 1978 ended up doing some fill-in work on a local radio station called WORT
. Within a year he had a morning show called The Breakfast Special
broadcast from a greasy spoon called Dolly's Fine Diner
. He eventually quit his teaching job, then quit radio to become a cab driver.
Not too pleased with this as a career he went back into radio at Wisconson Public Radio and had a small show called High Noon
. This was eventually canned, but through the radio business later on he made friends with John Thulin and Lyle Anderson. There was a stint in 1984 with Chicago's WGN
but was fired right around Christmas.
Upon returning to Madison from Wisconson
, he met with Jack Mitchell (his old boss from Wisconsin Public Radio) once more at the Time Museum
in Rockford, WI
"Let's give it a try." Jack said.
"Whad?" replied Feldman.
The idea was for a very strange game show that eventually came to be called "Whad'ya Know?"