wOwRadio Goes Live

Barry Diller doesn’t carry any ID. That’s the sort of thing you learn when you are launching a radio program and have the luck to have one of the world’s most famous moguls as a guest on your first show. Special arrangements have been made to get him into the studio where he’ll chat with co-anchors and interviewers extraordinaire, Lesley Stahl and Cynthia McFadden.

So, yes, the wOw women are going live weekly* with WOWRadio starting this Wednesday, April 4th, at 11:00 AM EST on SiriusXM Stars Chanel 107. (Yup, you may have to sit in your car to hear us.) We’ve created it especially for those of you who are tired of listening to Supreme Court and healthcare debates.

Why, you ask? (How dare you.) Because we’re voracious in our curiosity. We particularly love to talk and pry and gossip with big shots — men and women who know more than we do, who have successful jobs or lifestyles (or not so successful but once were successful; or the not yet successful but will soon be successful) and who are living a big life. We are inviting them to come into an unusually intimate, truthful and frank conversation and hope to get them to tell us everything they know.

Back to Barry … we hunger to know what made this just-turned-70, still-sexier-than-ever man achieve his positions as (count this up) Chairman of Paramount Pictures, Founder of the Fourth Network (as Chairman of Fox, responsible for bringing you “Cheers” and “The Simpsons”,) head honcho of QVC, not to mention the Home Shopping Network, and lest we forget , The USA Network. He is also Chief of Interactive Corp (IAC) which owns and the Daily Beast. And, perhaps his greatest conquest, his wife, the oh-so-much-more-than-a fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. Of course there’s also Barry’s boat … the biggest sailboat in the world (here is a picture of me and Mary Wells Lawrence in front of it.)

In our second segment on the show, we are thrilled to be chatting with Washington Post writer and author, Liza Mundy. Her newest book, THE RICHER SEX, was just featured on the cover of TIME Magazine and focuses on how the new majority of female breadwinners is transforming sex, love and family. We are hoping to learn more about how this irreversible trend of American women out-earning their men means and what the transformation (women as hunters and gatherers?) will bring.

Candice Bergen will join us at the end of the show … she’s about to star in Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN opening on Broadway and we want all the details.

So come listen and call in with your questions at 888-94-STARS. (888-947-8277)

And write to us with your questions and requests, please.

Fondly, JONI

In case you missed it, encore presentations will air Wednesdays at 12:00 pm, Fridays at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 11:00 am and Sundays at 1:00 pm (all times ET) on SiriusXM Stars.

*Click here for our 2011 shows

4 Responses so far.

  1. avatar JCF4612 says:

    Sorry … this is a no-go for me. I don’t subscribe to SiriusXM, don’t plan to, and certainly don’t care whether Diller carries I.D.   

  2. avatar Joan Larsen says:

    Barry Diller . . . well, I couldn’t be trusted on an interview as I would want to ask more than a few personal questions –as, even though 70 is no longer old — not when the man is so vital and forward thinking with so much on his plate (and I too believe in looking ahead!), BUT . . . when he looks inward, what would he consider the most fulfilling years of his life.  Would it be the climb up or the pinnacle he stands on now?  And why.  

    But when I think of Diller, I always manage to take friend to the Gehry masterpiece of architecture, his IAC building.  The video wall on the main floor can only be thought of as stunning and fascinating, changing constantly and just plain wonderful!  What great challenges there would be in working in one of his websites we know so well.  I already know which one I would have dibs on!!

    Yes, it would be wonderful to be one of our great gals doing THE interview.

    And then – in the near future, I would be getting Peter Peterson on Sirius . . . as the two would be so contrasting.  Pete’s is a rags to riches story:  the parents coming over from Greece with nothing – well, nothing but a great deal of inspiration for their son, a son who rose early and rose high.  I would like to hear him tell of his family foundation (though I know Diller has one too to look into).  Somehow, I think we would find him thinking back on life more fully, being honest about his life and his years, how important his parents were in HIS story.  How does one get from “here to there” – has it been for both a combination of brains and luck?  With both men, we hear how much each is ‘worth” . . . but, to me, it is the back story which is the one that will stick with the listeners.  

    The radio show could well be the beginning of something big.  I hope it is!!  Joan

  3. avatar Rho says:

    Good luck.  I do not have that radio and do not plan to get one. So sorry this site is not what it used to be.

  4. avatar D C says:

    Good luck to you.  I don’t have that radio and won’t be getting it — plus I work during the day and don’t have time to just go hang out in my car — and wouldn’t want to even if I did have that radio station.  It’s been real.  Off I go in search of a good READ.