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BIG IDEA, INC.
TO LAUNCH WEEKLY VEGGIETALES RADIO SHOW
THIS NOVEMBER

First Episode of Groundbreaking Series Features All New Gideon: Tuba Warrior

FRANKLIN, TN (November 15, 2006) — Attention all VeggieTales’ fans! Bob, Larry and the rest of their Veggie friends are again making broadcast history with the launch of the first ever official Veggie Tales Radio Show, a 14-part radio series created from some of the most beloved VeggieTales videos ever made. Just in time for holiday travels, Big Idea, Inc. will give radio stations the opportunity to play some of their favorite VeggieTales shows beginning November 20 with Gideon: Tuba Warrior, the brand new VeggieTales DVD, based on the legendary biblical story.

Renaissance Communications founder and president Joe Battaglia serves as producer of the radio series and was responsible for translating each of the VeggieTales episodes into a 30-minute radio-friendly audio format.

“We have always believed that a VeggieTales radio show would be core to Christian radio’s desire for family-friendly entertainment, and will ultimately be embraced by radio in general,” notes Battaglia. “We’ve so enjoyed partnering with Big Idea during the last five years on the promotion of the video releases, and are thankful to them for allowing us the opportunity to produce this radio version of the best-selling video series.”

VeggieTales Radio is hosted by none other than the ever-popular Larry the Cucumber, who makes radio history as the first talking vegetable to front a national radio show. “I am honored to be a part of this historic occasion with the launch of VeggieTales Radio,” says Larry the Cucumber. “And I wouldn’t be surprised if this groundbreaking event set the stage for a vegetable like myself to be inducted into the Broadcast Hall of Fame.”

Complete with a new introduction and ending exclusively produced for radio, the first six titles of the programming line-up include:

Gideon Tuba Warrior
Dave and the Giant Pickle
The Ballad of Little Joe
Esther…the Girl Who Became Queen
Josh and the Big Wall
The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree (based on the CD)

Other classic episodes to follow are: King George and the Ducky, LarryBoy and the Bad Apple, Madame Blueberry, Rack, Shack & Benny, LarryBoy and the Fib from Outer Space, LarryBoy and the Rumor Weed, Lyle the Kindly Viking, and Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson’s Hairbrush. The radio versions of these stories were carefully edited to make them as authentic as their video counterparts, complete with the original Silly Song segments VeggieTales fans have come to love and expect. Each 30-minute episode includes two 2-minute commercial breaks, with one minute of each break available for the radio station’s use.

To encourage widespread radio participation, Big Idea will give interested stations the opportunity to first hear a program demo by logging onto www.bigidea.com/radioshow. The radio page also contains detailed information about the series and a link for radio stations to register. Upon approval from Big Idea, radio registrants will be provided with a user name and password to access the site, along with instructions on how to download each episode and the suggested order of shows beginning the week of November 20. The service is free and participating stations are asked to commit the VeggieTales programming to a regular weekly timeslot.

About Big Idea, Inc.

Big Idea, Inc., a subsidiary of Classic Media, is committed to providing entertaining stories that help parents teach children important life lessons in a delightfully wacky way. Big Idea is best known for its award-winning VeggieTales animated series, which has sold over 50 million videos and seven million albums of chart-topping audio since 1993. In addition to extending the property into licensing, publishing and live entertainment arenas, the company released its first-ever feature film, Jonah – A VeggieTales Movie, in 2002.  Big Idea is currently in production on its second feature film, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie, to be released by Universal Studios in Spring 2008.  Big Idea is recognized as the leading producer and creator of values-based product reflecting a Judeo-Christian worldview in the family entertainment industry. For more information on Big Idea, visit www.bigidea.com.

For Radio Stations who would like to hear the sample show, please visit: www.bigidea.com/radioshow

For radio promotional information or to register, contact: Joe Silvey, Renaissance Communications, 201-847-1292, jsilvey@renn.com.           

 

 
 
 
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