We’ve been a little quiet because we didn’t want to start making the fire before the logs were stacked, but the news can now be told: A Way with Words is alive! That’s right: the show will continue, new episodes are already in production, and they’ll air just as they always have in San Diego and all across the country. Yay! Yay! Yay!
Read the press release here. (PDF 180K)
Big ups to our friends and colleagues at KPBS who made this possible. From the top on down, they gave us precious time and advice when we needed it. Now that their not-so-little show is setting off into the world, we hope to make them proud.
Thanks are also deserved by our friends and family for giving unstintingly of their knowledge and encouragement, but most of all for their incredible patience during the tumult of the last two months. Michael, Raquel, and Sarah: you’re the best. We couldn’t have done it without any of you!
We especially want to thank our listeners and fans for their flood of emails and phone calls. They made a big difference! Our email server and our postman nearly buckled and the voicemail system was white-hot from overuse. You made it plain: You care about language, you care about good radio, and you care about having a place to enjoy them together.
Dancing in the libraries and chess clubs will now ensue. 🙂
Update: You can also comment in the discussion forum. And if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for the “A Way with Words” free e-newsletter, so you’ll be among the first to know more news about the show!