WICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed Katz
WICC600 AM is pleased to announce a new weekly feature to fulfill the needs of the community. With the resurgence in popularity of Broadway and live theater, the station recently began a new feature, Katz Reviews, where longtime Westport resident Ed Katz reviews shows on Broadway as well as in Southern Connecticut.
As Danny Lyons, Cumulus Regional Program Director, says, "We are very excited to feature Katz Reviews Tuesday mornings at 6:50 AM on WICC600. Ed Katz tells it like it is when reviewing Broadway shows, as well as our local theater productions. You won't want to see a show until you hear Katz Reviews."
As Katz notes in his review segment, his "day job" is running Katnip Marketing, an award-winning Westport, CT-based marketing and media consulting agency he founded 9 years ago that works with clients in the arts, B2B, B2C, entertainment, government, healthcare, media, non-profit and professional services sectors. But his nights have been filled with theater, as an audience member as well as a writer and producer. "I am pleased to be able to help cover the arts and theater scene in New York and Fairfield County," Katz said. "Along with my marketing work, this has been a passion of mine for a long time and people have been asking me for theater recommendations for years.
Now I can share these with the wide audience that WICC600 offers." Ed has written a musical play currently in discussions with a multi-platinum selling group in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also on the producing team for "The King's Speech"- the play- which is planning a run on Broadway. And Ed is a producer of an award-winning sci-fi rock comedy musical, "Save the Robots," which is looking at a theatrical run in Greenwich Village this summer.
Locally, Katz is on the board of directors for The Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. After the reviews air live on WICC600 Tuesday mornings, they will be archived at the KatzReviews Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KatzReviews and website, www.KatzReviews.com.
WICC600 is a NewsTalk radio station featuring local drive time shows and nationally syndicated programs about money, politics, real estate and all things digital, at other times throughout the week. Tony Reno and Mike Bellamy host the very popular "Tony and Mike in the Morning" with traffic, weather and all the information you need in the morning. On the way home, Jim Buchanan's "Talk of the Town" covers the issues of the day as well as interaction with local callers. WICC is Southern CT's home for New York Yankees Baseball and the WICC Italian House Party with Tony Reno. WICC is owned by Cumulus Media.
Ed Katz is Managing Principal at Katnip Marketing, LLC, a marketing and media consultancy he founded in 2008 which works within the arts, B2B, B2C, entertainment, government, healthcare, media, non-profit and professional services sectors. At Katnip, Ed's award-winning work has boosted sales and enhanced the reputation and brand awareness for his clients, including many in the arts. Ed has obtained interviews and feature articles for his clients in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair as well as numerous television, radio and print plus digital and social media nationally, regionally and locally. In 2014, Katnip Marketing won the Best Marketing Consultants Award. Prior to starting Katnip, Mr. Katz was a founding principal at one of Connecticut's largest full-service advertising and public relations agencies. During his 15+ years there Ed and his creative, PR and media teams won over 100 industry awards.
He has been interviewed on various media, business and advertising issues by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, Adweek, Mediaweek, PR News, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register, WFSB-TV 3 (CBS), WVIT-TV 30 (NBC), WTNH-TV 8 (ABC) and several newspapers and radio stations. On the arts side, Mr. Katz's reviews appear on WICC600 AM radio, in Bridgeport, CT as well as the Applause Theatre and Ticket Service website, in New York City, and the KatzReviews.com Facebook page and website.
He is a writer and producer for several theatrical productions and is on the Board of the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, a 1450-seat, Broadway-style theater which also operates After School at the Klein, a tuition-free arts programs for Bridgeport's inner-city students. Mr. Katz graduated from Syracuse University with a dual major in Marketing from the Whitman School of Management and Film from the Newhouse School of Communications. Ed resides with his wife, son, daughter and their dog, Max, in Westport, Connecticut. For additional information, please visit the KatzReviews Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KatzReviews and website, www.KatzReviews.com.