Whad’Ya Know? hires new announcer

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The popular pubradio quiz show Whad’Ya Know? has selected a successor to longtime announcer Jim Packard, who died in June.  Sara Nics is joining the staff of the Wisconsin Public Radio program that’s distributed by Public Radio International. Previously she worked as producer for WPR’s To The Best of Our Knowledge, and covered Asia for Radio Netherlands.

“I’ve been laughing with Whad’Ya Know? for years,” Nics said in the announcement. “It was an enormous compliment to be asked to audition for the gig, and fun to discover that the show’s even funnier from the stage.”

“No one can fill Jim Packard’s seat,” she added. “I won’t even try. But I’m looking forward to spending my Saturday mornings with [host] Michael [Feldman] and his listeners.”

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