When was the last Prairie Home Companion?

When was the last Prairie Home Companion?

2, 2016
A Prairie Home Companion

Keillor and cast during a live production of A Prairie Home Companion in 2007
Genre Comedy–music variety
Original release July 6, 1974 – September 2, 2016
Opening theme Tishomingo Blues
Website prairiehome.org

Can you still listen to Prairie Home Companion?

A Prairie Home Companion is heard by 2.6 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and KPRG in Guam.

What replaced A Prairie Home Companion?

Live from Here
PAUL, Minn. — American Public Media Group announced Tuesday it has canceled musician Chris Thile’s “Live from Here” radio show, the successor to Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Why did they change the name of Prairie Home Companion?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “A Prairie Home Companion,” the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, is to be renamed after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct.

When did Prairie Home Companion start?

July 6, 1974
On July 6, 1974, before a crowd of maybe a dozen people (certainly less than 20), a live radio variety program went on the air from the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

Why was Live from Here Cancelled?

American Public Media abruptly canceled Live From Here in June, citing concerns about financial challenges caused by the pandemic. Stations could continue to air rebroadcasts through Sept. 19, but after that programmers found themselves needing to fill two, and sometimes four, hours of vacant space in their schedules.

Is Garrison Keillor back on the radio?

Minnesota Public Radio, producer of “A Prairie Home Companion,” cut all ties to Keillor following an investigation. Keillor says he is now writing a memoir. Meanwhile, in the past few months, Keillor has quietly stepped back into the spotlight, playing small venues in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

What is replacing Live from Here?

NPR is seeing “strong demand” from stations picking up its programs to replace Live From Here, according to a spokesperson. The spokesperson pointed to Mountain Stage, which is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting; World Cafe, produced by WXPN in Philadelphia; and It’s Been a Minute as popular choices.

Why did Live from Here end?

American Public Media has announced significant changes to staff and programming in response to the recession and the financial impact it has had on our organization. As a result, Live from Here will no longer produce new shows.

Who is Garrison Keillor married to?

Jenny Lind Nilssonm. 1995
Ulla Skaervedm. 1985–1990Mary Guntzelm. 1965–1976
Garrison Keillor/Spouse

Keillor talked about downsizing as he and his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, recently moved from their large St. Paul home to a condo near a hipster area of Minneapolis. His wife and their 20-year-old daughter, Maia Grace, were in the audience along with former “Prairie Home” voice actors Tim Russell and Sue Scott.

Is Live from Here Cancelled?

American Public Media abruptly canceled Live From Here in June, citing concerns about financial challenges caused by the pandemic.

Did NPR cancel Live from Here?

As a result, Live from Here will no longer produce new shows. COVID-19 has deeply impacted live events, from Broadway to concerts. With that uncertainty, we simply cannot continue to make the show we want to make and host Live from Here the way it was intended.

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