The Comedy Wire
By Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth
With so many radio services around, why was the Comedy Wire ranked at the top?
Unlike other prep services that promise a lot of material ("25 pages!" "50 pages!"), then bury you in reams of wire copy you can find anywhere, plus hit-or-miss gags from freelancers or Internet sources that your competitors have already mined, every word of the Comedy Wire was written by the award-winning team of Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth.
Pat and Laura worked all night, searching the wondrous Worldwide Web for the stories listeners would be buzzing about that morning. They condensed all the pertinent facts into short, ready-to-air capsule form to cut down clients' prep time, then added multiple one-liners from a variety of viewpoints; jokes that were smart, funny, original, and informed by years of radio and comedy stage experience and a ridiculously broad knowledge of news, history and pop culture. Clients were more likely to compare it to Jay Leno, Dennis Miller or "The Daily Show" than to other radio services. It all went out around 4:30 a.m. CST, "hot off the presses," with incredibly timely material that often scooped the morning papers.
Here's what Comedy Wire readers had to say...
"Dear Pat & Laura: Just a short note to tell you how consistently falling-down funny your Comedy Wire is. Highlight of many a day is one of your choice sardonic or tongue-in-cheek observations. Truly original and truly clever. In a world so full of blah, blah, blah, politically-correct blah blah blah, you sure sound good.We love this product. WE LOVE THIS PRODUCT!"
Pigeon,Morning Show Host, WIBC, Indianapolis
2005 Marconi Legendary Station of the Year
2005 News-Talk Station of the Year
-- Don Cannon,
WOGL, CBS Radio, Phila. PA
know how we could do mornings without the Comedy Wire.
Many of our listeners say the little kicker
stories and news tidbits are their favorite part of
the morning. As
disc jockeys, its difficult for us to
read every news source available, so it's nice to
have it all neatly
packaged in one service."
Carol Turner, 96KX
Radio, Lincoln, NE
day, Comedy Wire
with truly usable
topical jokes. They must work all night
long because it's fresh each weekday morning at 6
Bennett & Birch, Wink 96.9-FM, Fort Myers, FL
and fending off
process servers before
dawn usually gets in the way of adequate show prep for us,
Comedy Wire, even
intelligent, informed and witty!"
"There are a lot of prep services available via e-mail and on the net - only a handful are full of dynamite, usable prep every single day and the Comedy Wire is one of them! Buy it!!!!!"
FM 104, Dublin, Ireland
"Sharp, Edgy, Topical...The Comedy Wire is the smart, slightly deranged kid in the back of the room...Pat and Laura make for an awesome support staff. I wake up at noon, eat doughnuts, and torment my dog, assured that Pat and Laura have written great jokes for my radio show. Plus, I'm cancelling my subscription to 'Grit.' I get all the news I need from THE COMEDY WIRE!"
Terry Meiners, News/Talk
WHAS, Louisville, KY
radio days ended long ago, but as a professional comedy
keep right on top of current comedy with the help of the
Wire helps keep me updated and funny on the
current, the clever and the obscure...It is a key to keeping my laughs
masses on cruise ships, casinos and for corporate dates.
right from the headlines is a slogan that works for me, and
Wire helps provide that factor...I highly
to any professional speaker, as the topical edge helps you
mundane comic performer."
Mark Merchant, www.markmerchant.com
WDRK Eau Claire, WI
"Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much we enjoy and use Comedy Wire. We first discovered Pat and Laura years ago when they worked for another service. When they left that service, so did we. It was months later we found them and the Comedy Wire, and have been with them ever since. We even had it put into our contracts when we changed stations last June. We went from a CHR female audience to a Classic Rock male dominated audience, and didn't miss a beat. That's how versatile your service is. Keep up the great job!"
Scott & Scott
Rock 106, Peoria IL
over 25 years and was never even tempted to
subscribe to a comedy
until I saw yours."
-- A morning show host in the Western U.S.
who asked to remain anonymous
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