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One of the Longest Running Broadcast Shows in the U.S.

University of Detroit Mercy's quirky quiz show has been on the air since the 1950s.

Today, the show is moderated by Matthew J. Mio, Ph.D.,  associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Ask the Professor is an unrehearsed show of questions and answers, where you, the audience, can try to stump the professors of University of Detroit Mercy. The program features University of Detroit Mercy faculty members from chemistry, communications, English, history, math and philosophy.

This panel of professors is challenged by listeners who send in questions about almost anything, in an attempt to stump the group. Communication Studies students help produce the successful radio program, and each show is recorded and available as a podcast from iTunes.

Send in Questions; Stump the Profs; Get a Cool Mug!

All you need to do to be sipping your morning brew out of one of these fabulous mugs is to send in a list of questions and answers to producer Michael Jayson. If your questions stump the profs, we'll mail you a mug!  Send us your questions through Fax or email.

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    How to Send in Your Questions!

    Questions can range in topic from the ridiculous to the sublime. Be sure to include your answers!  You can even listen to past shows to get an idea of the variety of questions our listeners send in.

    Submit your questions and answers by email or through our online Google form:

    When sending by email, be sure to include:

    • Your Name
    • Your Mailing Address (so we can send you a prize!).

Did You See Us on Michigan Under the Radar?

Check out our TV appearance with the great folks from Michigan Under the Radar.  Our segment starts 8 minutes into the show.

Ask the Professor can be heard from Detroit to Des Moines

Our faithful listeners tune into our show through a variety of ways.  For a list of archived shows, be sure to bookmark this page where the 10 most recent episodes are always available.  We are still on traditional radio, too.  Check us out at these stations:
WTBR
FM 89.7
Pittsfield, Massachusetts    
Sundays, 10 a.m.
KLAV
AM 1230
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sundays, 7 a.m.

WHO Radio
AM 1040
Des Moines, Iowa
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

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