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America's Test Kitchen Radio

greygarious Jan 1, 2011 06:43 AM

Just heard a promo for this new show, beginning Sat, Jan 8 on NPR. The concept of cooking on the radio is a fraught one, like radio ventriloquism.

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    HillJ RE: greygarious Jan 1, 2011 12:53 PM

    Could you provide a link to ATKR.

    All I could find was this:

    eta: http://www.wgbh.org/programs/programD...

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      greygarious RE: HillJ Jan 1, 2011 02:45 PM

      Thanks for letting your fingers do the walking (a phrase on the endangered species list, as some cities now want to ban phone books because of the recycling burden). It's unclear if this will be broadcast other than on WGBH - possibly the Boston area will be a test run. Happy to notice the ginger tapioca recipe, though: another dish for the "round tuit" list!

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        HillJ RE: greygarious Jan 1, 2011 03:23 PM

        I gave a quick listen to the first show listed on WGBH and I'll be following along to see where this leads. Thank you for calling attention to the programming.

    2. coney with everything RE: greygarious Jan 2, 2011 07:23 AM

      VH1 had a Best of SNL: Alec Baldwin show the other night, and I was fortunate enough to catch the Schweddy Balls segment. Cooking on the radio should be so entertaining!

      "no one can resist my Schweddy Balls"...

      1. John E. RE: greygarious Jan 5, 2011 05:18 PM

        Cooking and recipe shows have had success on the radio for decades. There was a ventriloquist act with a 20 year run on network radio as well (Edgar Bergen).

        I think the success of The Splendid Table and Kimball's appearances on that show is what prompted this show.

        1. greygarious RE: greygarious Jan 6, 2011 11:54 AM

          Kimball was interviewed this week on a local Boston radio chat show: http://www.wgbh.org/programs/The-Call...

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            HillJ RE: greygarious Jan 6, 2011 12:40 PM

            pretty hilarious that Callie referred to the SNL public radio skit, mentioned by coney with everything above, inside of the first few seconds of the interivew.

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            bob96 RE: greygarious Jan 7, 2011 10:07 AM

            Sounds amusing, esp. for those driving around Saturdays from market to market. Listening to Kimball (who I enjoy) is probably a net gain over watching him.

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              yumyum RE: bob96 Jan 7, 2011 08:09 PM

              +1... kimball is good on radio. You can avoid his visual goofiness.

            2. Midlife RE: greygarious Jan 7, 2011 05:26 PM

              A local chef named Melinda Lee has done a cooking show on the radio here in the Los Angeles area for years. She talks about food, recipes, and answers callers' questions. It's pretty entertaininga nd informative when you're out driving and stuck for something to listen to. If I'm not mistaken, The Two Hot Tamales (Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger) have also had successful radio show.

              If two car mechanics from Boston can get big audiences joking about car advice, why not cooking shows? Except for Sirius/XM and music, most of radio is getting to be a wasteland IMHO.

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                John E. RE: Midlife Jan 7, 2011 05:47 PM

                I understand she bakes a pretty mean Kwanza cake. Somebody pass me the Corn Nuts.

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                  Midlife RE: John E. Jan 7, 2011 06:46 PM

                  Just edited my post. The LA personality is MELINDA Lee. She DOESN'T do a Kwaanza cake.

              2. CapreseStacy RE: greygarious Apr 25, 2011 01:54 PM

                I enjoyed the show and was listening each weekend to the recorded version on the ATK site, but I haven't seen/heard any new shows since 3/26/11. I checked again today, and now it appears that the 3/19/11 show is the most recent. What gives? Has anyone heard what happened or why the radio show (may have) been canceled? Did it get moved into "subscriber only" content?

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                  HillJ RE: CapreseStacy Apr 25, 2011 02:12 PM


                  The station is one episode ahead of their own radio website!
                  I haven’t seen/heard any others since the 3/26 show.

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                    greygarious RE: CapreseStacy Apr 25, 2011 02:51 PM

                    That was the end of their first season.

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                      ktbops RE: greygarious Mar 7, 2012 07:27 AM

                      New season!

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