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holbrook oakley 'Antiques Roadshow' Birmingham update: 12,000 ticket applications so far, most in the country Antiques Roadshow is produced by Boston public television station WGBH and airs Mondays at 7 p.m. on Alabama Public Television.BIRMINGHAM, Alabama The popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow has already received more than 12,000 ticket requestsaccording to a representative of the show who came here this week to help Alabama Public Television staff prepare for the event.Matt Midura of Boston public TV station WGBH, which produces Antiques Roadshow, was in Birmingham on Wednesday to scout locations and do other advance work for the show.Birmingham s 12,000-plus ticket applications are the most of any city in the country on the show's upcoming summer tour, Midura said in an APT media release. You clearly have a huge audience and a lot of people interested in antiques here in Alabama, Midura said. The Birmingham event also ranks close to the top in the number of people applying to have their furniture examined by the Roadshow appraisal experts. Mark L. Walberg is the host of "Antiques Roadshow." This summer, the show also will visit Bismarck, N.D.; Santa Clara, Calif.; Austin, Texas; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Charleston, W. Va., as well as Chicago and New York City. last visited Birmingham in 1999. In addition to the appraisal event at the BJCC on June 21, Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg and his crew will visit several, as-yet-unannounced locations in and around Birmingham on June 19-21, Mike McKenzie, public information director for APT, told AL.com today. If you ve seen the program, on every show, they visit a few different locations surrounding the city to look at different collections and antiques, McKenzie said. So Mark (Walberg) will be taping segments away from the (BJCC) hall on those days. I don t think they have confirmed where they are doing those yet, but they ve met with a number of people to figure out what those good locations would be. Ticket applications for the Birmingham show will continue to be accepted through Monday, April 7. After that, about 3,000 pairs of tickets will be awarded by a random drawing, and will be delivered to the winners a month before the event, according to McKenzie. The tickets are free. It s a big opportunity for people to come and have their items appraised, McKenzie said. Applications and ticketing rules are available at or by calling 1-888-762-3749. A limited number of tickets are also available to those who make contributions to APT. To make a donation, call APT Member Services at 1-800-239-5233 or visit "Antiques Roadshow" airs Mondays at 7 p.m. on Alabama Public Television.