Wait, wait, wait. Don’t tell me that! It is an hour-long weekly radio news panel broadcast by WBEZ and National Public Radio (NPR) in Chicago , Illinois. On the show, panelists and contestants are asked in amusing ways about the week’s news.
It is transmitted by NPR in the United States, globally by NPR Worldwide and on the Internet via podcast, and broadcasts by member stations on weekends. The show averages about 6 million listeners per week on air and via podcast.
Wait, wait, wait. Don’t tell me that! It is normally filmed in front of a live audience in Chicago at the Chase Auditorium below the Chase Tower on Thursday nights.
Until May 2005, the show was broadcast in one of Chicago Public Radio’s studios, with no audience and sometimes with one or two panelists calling from other places.
The show most frequently travels to different cities in the United States and performs a road tour in front of a live audience for promotional and station-related purposes.
In 2008, National Public Radio reached an agreement with CBS Entertainment to set up the Wait Wait Wait TV Pilot … Don’t tell me that!  The pilot would be Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell, and the executive producer would be Doug Berman. The pilot had not been picked up for daily production.