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Here's The Thing: Billy Joel (101)

From: WNYC
Series: Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin
Length: 59:00

Alec sits down with Billy Joel at a piano as Joel details the decisions – musical and personal – that helped shape his music and his career. Read the full description.

Htt_200x200_small In his new radio series, Here’s The Thing, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of some of today’s most exciting performers.

For information, please contact Deb Blakeley, Blakeley & Company, LLC, 612-377-1207 or blakeley.deb@gmail.com  

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Piece Description

In his new radio series, Here’s The Thing, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of some of today’s most exciting performers.

For information, please contact Deb Blakeley, Blakeley & Company, LLC, 612-377-1207 or blakeley.deb@gmail.com  

Timing and Cues

Each episode is 59 minutes long and includes two 1-minute floating ID breaks. There is no newscast hole. All five programs in the fall season must be scheduled – cherry picking is not permitted.

Segment 1: 0:00 - 19:24

Seg 1 In cue: "I’m Alec Baldwin and this is Here’s The Thing from WNYC Radio …”
Seg 1 Out cue: “… Here’s the Thing is produced by WNYC Radio and distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.”

Break 1: 19:24 - 20:24

Segment 2: 20:24 - 37:37

Seg 2 In cue: "This is Alec Baldwin and you’re listening to Here’s The Thing. Billy Joel never set out to be a rock star … “
Seg 2 Out cue: “...Information about benefits at Capital One venture card-dot-com.”

Break 2: 37:37 -38:37

Segment 3: 38:37 - 59:00

Seg 3 In cue: I’m Alec Baldwin and you’re listening to Here’s The Thing. Billy Joel recorded five albums …
Seg 3 Out cue: (piano playing and whistling for last 20 seconds), then “You’re the King, Thank you. No really, you’re the King. Thank you for coming man. Thanks man.”

Related Website

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/