What is Live Wire? | Live Wire Radio

Now in its fifteenth year, Live Wire is committed to bringing friends and artists together to celebrate and capture the intimacy and energy of live theater for radio listeners everywhere. An independently produced non-profit in Portland, Ore., the show turns people on to an eclectic cadre of artists, musicians, writers, comedians and cultural observers. With momentum driven by our new host, Luke Burbank at the helm, the show is now the fastest growing entertainment offering on public radio. 

Live Wire is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization.  Your donation to Live Wire is 100% tax deductible.

We believe life is filled with inspired people doing fascinating and sometimes ridiculous things. We want to introduce you to those people. 
We believe artists are critically important to the world, and should be rewarded for their work. 
We believe "culturally relevant" and "funny" aren't mutually exclusive. 
We believe that through the shared experience of live theater and the intimacy of radio, we can tell great stories, introduce new ideas, spark conversations, and hopefully, elicit a belly laugh or two.